Paparazzi (2004)



Critic Consensus: A crude, ludicrous exploitation movie with a questionable moral.

Movie Info

Paparazzi--they are chroniclers of Hollywood glitz and glamour, and key players in the public's insatiable appetite for information and photos about their favorite stars. They seem to never sleep, hunters who trail their prey--the show business elite--at all hours of the day and night. They are as much a part of gala premieres, as are the bright lights and red carpets. And their photos can make or break a career. For rising action superstar Bo Laramie, a quartet of paparazzi is at first an … More

Rating: PG-13 (for intense violent sequences, sexual content and language)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Forrest Smith, Forry Smith
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 11, 2005
Box Office: $15.6M
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as Bo Laramie

as Abby Laramie

as Detective Burton

as Wendell Stokes

as Leonard Clark

as Kevin Rosner

as Zach Laramie

as Rex Harper

as Dr. Kelley

as Police Lab Tech

as Allison

as Bo's Publicist

as Policeman

as Smartass Paparazzi

as Charlie

as Reporter

as Soccer Coach

as Sierra

as Deputy Wilson

as Forensics Investigat...

as Bo's Lawyer

as Dr. Hanson

as Mexican Man

as Second Assistant Dir...

as Bo's Agent

as Female Field Reporte...

as Reporter

as Second Assistant Dir...

as Pizza Delivery Guy

as Man in Waiting Room ...

as Deputy Walker

as Uniformed Officer

as Himself (uncredited)
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Critic Reviews for Paparazzi

All Critics (88) | Top Critics (18)

Pointedly ugly vigilante screed.

Full Review… | September 9, 2004
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

It doesn't take long for the film to devolve into a ludicrously far-fetched Celebrity Death Wish.

Full Review… | September 9, 2004
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

How can anyone with half a brain buy in to this nonsense?

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

It's not a good sign when a director's primary claim to fame is as Mel Gibson's former hair stylist.

Full Review… | April 19, 2009

Loathsome doesn't begin to describe it. How about "toxic"?

Full Review… | June 30, 2005
Film Freak Central

Paparazzi just takes itself too seriously.

Full Review… | June 16, 2005

Audience Reviews for Paparazzi

Paparazzi is an awful action revenge thriller that lacks anything truly interesting. The film has a poor cast, a poorly written script, wooden performances and direction from a director that can't seem to craft something good with his ideas. I really expected something good with this one, but I was really let down. The film had a promising start, but it started to come apart in the middle and by the end, it was laughably bad. The performances are horrible, and the film is filled with clichés. This is the perfect example of a film that could have been much better if the script would have been rewritten and revised a few times. This is a letdown, and if you're expecting something good, fun and original, you'll be sadly disappointed. Watch something else, as this one is definitely not worth your time. The film tries too hard at being revolutionary and trying something new, but it fails to deliver anything of note and it just ends up being a big waste of time. Paparazzi is simply put, a poorly crafted film that lacked in every sense of the word. Watch something else as this one doesn't provide you with anything worthwhile to watch. In the revenge genre, there have been far better movies than this one. Paparazzi just doesn't cut it, due to its stupid, poorly constructed script, and painful performances. As a whole, this is a very forgettable revenge film that you definitely should avoid if you love the genre. Watch Law Abiding Citizen, the original Straw Dogs or any other genre film, and avoid this painful trash that just relies on previous ideas from other better films to create its lackluster thrills.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer


Innovative, ground breaking cinema? No. But it's still a pretty decent ride, and this movie is filled with cameos. I wouldn't own the movie, but it is what it is. An hour of action, and drama that unfolds with the hollywood ending that you knew was coming all along. Obviously written as revenge against the real Paparazzi out there.

Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer


Could of been a decent revenge-action flick with a performance from a promisiung new star but only feels like dull, dark and recklass thriller where the good guy gets away with murder.

Al S

Super Reviewer

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