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Trapped in Paradise (1994)

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13

Average Rating: 2.8/10
Critic Reviews: 8
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 7

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Movie Info

Three brothers who are inept criminals butcher one last attempt to pull off a big heist in this caper comedy. Bill Firpo (Nicolas Cage) is sick of thievery and has retired from crime to run an upscale restaurant in New York. But when his two brothers, Alvin (Dana Carvey) and Dave (Jon Lovitz), get out of prison, Bill is sucked back into their world of crime. The three end up on the run and hide out in the small town of Paradise, PA. The friendly townspeople include a bank president (Clifford

PG-13,

Comedy

George Gallo

Jun 1, 2004

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

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Has enough in the way of sentiment and goofy situational predicaments to put it over as a serviceable family holiday attraction.

September 16, 2008 Full Review Source: Variety
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Even the weather seems tailored to the script's shifting needs.

September 16, 2008 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
Chicago Reader
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Cage looks cold most of the time, and has retractable stubble. The rest of the cast look like they're waiting for summer.

June 24, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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It's a minor holiday miracle that this homey comedy barely elicits even a chuckle.

May 20, 2003 Full Review Source: New York Times | Comments (2)
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Considering that there isn't a single laugh in the whole picture, the term 'comedy' must be used loosely.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Washington Post
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The question is, can a trio of amiable goofballs take you through a movie that's, well, not so great?

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Washington Post
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This silly action comedy mixes brilliant production design -- it looks like a Norman Rockwell painting come to life -- and cloying sentimentality to no good effect.

September 16, 2008 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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Harmless and totally familiar, it's better than static and informercials, but that's about the sum of it.

September 16, 2003 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
Filmcritic.com

Horrible. Terrible. Unfunny.

September 13, 2002
Trades

A funny little movie

August 30, 2002

Undoubtedly, this is a movie only a Scrooge could love.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

None of this is funny.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Audience Reviews for Trapped in Paradise

A bit fun and really dumb.
May 27, 2011
Lucas Martins

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Mr Cage seem to be the keeper of a specific knowledge to play "innocent guy" in a Movie even as a gangster. lol. Very Funny Movie.
December 5, 2009
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Wahida K

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Three brothers (Nicolas Cage, Jon Lovitz, Dana Carvey) with a streak of lawbreaking in them head to a small town in Pennsylvania called Paradise, intending to rob a ripe bank there. But the people in the community turn out to be so nice that the thought of ripping them off proves difficult to imagine.

A fun and funny movie. Great cast. Definitely not a serious type movie. Watch this just for a laugh and nothing more.
November 2, 2009
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Likeable comedy crime caper full of the usual stereotypes, but it did make me laugh.
March 8, 2007
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    1. Alvin Firpo: Oh my god, guns.
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