Paris Je T'aime (2007) - Rotten Tomatoes

Paris Je T'aime (2007)



Critic Consensus: Paris Je T'aime is uneven, but there are more than enough delightful moments in this omnibus tribute to the City of Lights to tip the scale in its favor.

Movie Info

Twenty-one celebrated filmmakers from around the world pay homage to the beauty and romance of the City of Lights in this omnibus feature. Paris, Je T'Aime brings together 18 short stories, each named for a different neighborhood in the city and featuring a different cast and director; most of the tales deal with the ups and downs of romance, and all take place in one day in Paris. Highlights include a comic episode from Joel and Ethan Coen starring Steve Buscemi as an American tourist. Gena Rowlands and Ben Gazzara play a combative couple in a sequence directed by Gérard Depardieu and Frédéric Auburtin. Willem Dafoe appears as a mysterious cowboy who comes to the rescue of grieving Juliette Binoche in Nobuhiro Suwa's contribution. Bob Hoskins and Fanny Ardant are middle-aged marrieds looking for something exotic in Richard LaGravenese's Pigalle. Gus Van Sant presents a story of unexpected and unrequited love. A brief romance doesn't end as anyone expects in a tale from Tom Tykwer starring Natalie Portman. Wes Craven directs a witty ghost story featuring Emily Mortimer and Rufus Sewell. And a fable of a devastating romantic breakup from Isabel Coixet features Miranda Richardson. Appropriately, Paris, Je T'Aime received its world premiere at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival, France's most prestigious film event.more


Steve Buscemi
as The Tourist
Sergio Castellitto
as The Husband
Willem Dafoe
as The Cowboy
Fanny Ardant
as Fanny Forestier
Bob Hoskins
as Bob Leander
Nick Nolte
as Vincent
Rufus Sewell
as William
Elijah Wood
as The Tourist
Javier Cámara
as The Doctor
Cyril Descours
as François
Yolande Moreau
as Female Mime
Florence Muller
as Young Woman
Paul Putner
as Male Mime
Barbet Schroeder
as Monsieur Henny
Olga Kurylenko
as The Vampire
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Critic Reviews for Paris Je T'aime

All Critics (114) | Top Critics (36)

You expect quality to vary from segment to segment, but the misses outweigh the hits by a depressingly high margin.

Full Review… | June 23, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

For directors and actors who usually work on projects that take years to develop and months to film, this must have been a really fun lark. For the viewer, it's a full cinematic feast.

June 18, 2007
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

The bulk of the work, filtered through the idiosyncratic lens of the global art-house, relays a peculiar impression of the city that is at once familiar and displaced.

Full Review… | November 16, 2012
Empire Magazine Australasia

18 shorts about love for mature art house fans

Full Review… | June 14, 2012
Common Sense Media

The most resonant moments in Paris, Je T'Aime happen to be the bleakest, and they're about immigrants and other outsiders.

Full Review… | May 5, 2010
East Bay Express

Alluring, all in all, and unfulfilling

Full Review… | August 27, 2009

Audience Reviews for Paris Je T'aime

I thought that Paris Je t'aime was an overrated film that really didn't deserve the praise it has received. I appreciate the artistic merit that the filmmakers tried to accomplish with this film; however the end result is simply a film that lacks any true engaging elements to really make it stand out. The film is mediocre and doesn't satisfy the way it should. I thought the idea behind the film was good, but something simply didn't click. The films various directors and stellar cast can't even save this one from being a dud. This film was a good try at doing something different, but it just wasn't to my liking. I felt that they could have done a lot more with this film, and it leaves a lot to be desired. The idea behind this anthology is interesting, but it really does lack something to really make it stand out. The film has an established cast of very good actors, but they seem unimpressive on-screen. You'd think that a film involving several high profile actors would bring something to the screen that would make the film stand out. Unfortunately, the film falls flat and is an uninteresting effort by some great directors. I for one, don't get the hype surrounding this film, and I thought it was mediocre this film could have been great; unfortunately it wasn't that great with too many imperfections. If each director would have put a bit more effort into the film, then maybe this film would have stood out.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer

Its fun to watch and shows the talent of multiple directors!

paul o.
paul oh

Super Reviewer


It's bumpy at times, with some great shorts and some not so great ones. But it's strength lies in the film as a whole, and all-in-all it was well done.

Idrees Khan
Idrees Khan

Super Reviewer

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