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Paris Reviews

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Martin Tsai
Critic's Notebook
October 7, 2015
Even when Mr. Klapisch is pulling off the feat quite competently, one can't help but think that he's capable of so much more than this.
Sean Axmaker
March 25, 2010
Less a gourmet meal than a flaky pastry, Paris is a slight but sweet love letter to the urban life of the city of lights...
Annlee Ellingson
Moving Pictures Magazine
March 25, 2010
Director CÚdric Klapisch embraces Parisians' reputation for moroseness with a cast of melancholy, but passionate, characters.
Dan Lybarger
November 27, 2009
Despite some wonderful performances and memorable situations, writer-director CÚdric Klapisch ('L'Auberge Espagnole') fails to recapture the warmth of his previous ensemble dramas.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
November 4, 2009
It may occasionally seem a little too facile, but all in all the movie scores more points than not and becomes a film of genuine merit.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
October 29, 2009
You can't really argue with a film that tells us we should be good to one another, celebrates the importance of family and suggests we should live our lives to the fullest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
October 19, 2009
[Y]ou probably cannot ever go wrong with a flick set in the City of Light and starring one of the most luminous actresses ever to grace the arthouse screen...
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
October 19, 2009
An explosion of acting, sets and costumes that leaves the viewer with a feeling of near permanent glossiness.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Michael Sragow
Baltimore Sun
October 9, 2009
Klapisch's movie boasts passages of genuine magic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
October 9, 2009
In this overpacked ensemble cast, it's Binoche you want to see more of.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sarah Boslaugh
October 9, 2009
...this Paris is a fantasy unlikely to be encountered by either tourist or resident, but considered as a travelogue for intellectuals, it's an enjoyable way to spend a few hours
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
October 2, 2009
When it comes to being a fool for love, there are no city limits.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 30, 2009
The French director CÚdric Klapisch is a glib wizard at weaving folks together, but there are too many secondhand characters roving through Paris, his latest ensemble piece.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Jeanne Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
September 29, 2009
This isn't, perhaps, the "best" film ever about my beloved city, but it certainly ranks up there as an ode to the allure of such a celebrated destination.
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David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
September 29, 2009
The movie is filled with brief glimpses of meaningful symbolism.
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James Berardinelli
September 28, 2009
Paris keeps us involved not because of momentous plot developments but because the production incites our curiosity to see what will happen next.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Cole Smithey
September 27, 2009
French auteur Cedric Klapisch achieves a sublime use of the City of Lights as a living and breathing body of humanity.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
September 25, 2009
Writer-director Klapisch's glossy love letter to Paris, and its yearning, beautifully lighted inhabitants, may not be much, and you may not even believe in its emotional and (discreet) carnal complications moment to moment. But the cast is fabulous.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Cary Darling
Dallas Morning News
September 25, 2009
Klapisch, who shoots Paris with the eye of someone rapturously in love with the town, is less interested in the reality than the romance.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
September 25, 2009
Klapisch captures the bittersweet quality of those human contacts that seem to hold promise, but life goes by too fast for them to take root.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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