Paris, Texas Reviews

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Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
March 18, 2015
The acting, Robby Müller cinematography, music and tone carry the day ...
Cole Smithey
October 16, 2013
[VIDEO ESSAY] Written by Sam Shepherd, and adapted by L.M. Kit Carson, the linear story for "Paris, Texas" contains the hallmarks of Shepherd's characteristic dramatic themes...
Full Review | Original Score: A+
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 14, 2010
one of Wenders's best films, a stirring portrait of people striving against their disconnect that resists simple answers even as it rewards our emotional investment.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis
January 26, 2010
One of the few films that has captured the beauty of the American southwest in all its rolling desert glory.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Joseph Jon Lanthier
Slant Magazine
January 24, 2010
Paris, Texas may be missing a crucial piece of authentic Americana, but it still evokes an America most Americans yearn to gaze on.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Sean Axmaker
January 24, 2010
... the mix of [Wim] Wenders' sensibilities and love of American movies and Sam Shepard's spare writing and take on fractured American families creates a sublime vision.
Emanuel Levy
November 20, 2008
Deservedly winning Cannes Fest top award, Wim Wenders' brilliant film is a personal meditation on the relative power of images and words, as well as a contribution to the modern Western and journey pictures as uniguely American genres.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Jason Morgan
December 10, 2007
the evolution of a dream
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 30, 2005
Compelling contemporary Western.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Cole Smithey
November 7, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Eric Melin
August 5, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
April 21, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Rebecca Murray
March 2, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Clint Morris
October 11, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Randy Shulman
Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
August 6, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Jurgen Fauth
July 28, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
June 14, 2004
Paris, Texas is that rare thing: a movie of intelligence and beauty and poetry, but also based on emotionally believable characters and a forward-moving, narrative thrust.
Rumsey Taylor
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
April 6, 2004
Paris, Texas uses the familiar thematic construct of the Western, and is conducted in somber nostalgia.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
July 30, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
July 23, 2003
A quirky movie about the surprise of selfless love.
Top Critic
Holly Willis
August 6, 2008
Top Critic
Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Jeremy Heilman
May 22, 2004
Top Critic
Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
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