Paulie Reviews

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Todd McCarthy
Variety
May 12, 2008
Paulie has moments of minor charm but lacks the magic to fully capture the imaginations of either children or adults.
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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
May 12, 2008
Shalhoub gives an impressively nuanced performance in the dangerously cliched role, and Paulie -- a combination of trained parrots, animatronics, and the voice of Mohr -- comes across as a fully developed character.
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Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Bob Heisler
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
A perfect family movie with the intelligence, humor and hug-me moments to be a great first-date movie, too. Just remember to bring a hankie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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USA Today
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Louis B. Parks
Houston Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Unusual and surprisingly agreeable.
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The film is aimed at children, I suppose, although I don't think they'll like Paulie all that much. I didn't.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Paulie has elements of a good weepy, but overall it never quite gels beyond being a passable novelty.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jay Carr
Boston Globe
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Lawrence Van Gelder
New York Times
January 1, 2000
It is something to behold.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Entertainment Weekly
April 17, 1998
Full Review | Original Score: C+