Paris Reviews

Page 1 of 2
December 9, 2018
Most of the time, Klapisch's dramaturgy cannot match the ambition of his premise, and he particularly fails in trying to push the cutesy, rom-com leanings of the scenario.
January 17, 2018
My expectation was that the City of Lights would be displayed in an exceptional manner. Take it from me, it is not.
October 20, 2014
It's amusing enough, until boredom, then dread, then incredulity set in as we realize we must now spend two poorly written, pasted-together hours in [the characters'] company.
February 10, 2014
Paris suffers from a pervasively uneven sensibility that is, to an increasingly distressing degree, compounded by an overlong running time...
December 10, 2009
When these Parisians actually do connect, the city's magic finally begins to shine. Binoche, in particular, positively glows when things finally go right for her. Still, such moments seem a long time coming, and often feel, well, a bit rushed.
December 1, 2009
'Seize the Day.' That's the title of a song that plays during the end credits... It's also the trite message of this tedious tapestry-of-life ensemble piece, in which a prettily dying young man advises his man-less sister to 'take a chance on chance.'
November 7, 2009
Overlong and with ambitions of grandeur, Cedric Klapisch's enjoyable Paris is an attempt at Trollopean social archaeology that's best received with a shrug and a smile.
October 1, 2009
Perhaps it's time for a moratorium on movies where the trajectories of various people intersect, often portentously, across the tableau of a big city.
September 29, 2009
Were it possible for The City of Light to see Nashville or Manhattan, it would probably want to sue for defamation.
September 25, 2009
Soggy stuff from French director Cedric Klapisch.
September 25, 2009
If Paris feels like an Altman film in structure, it lacks the late filmmaker's bite, not to mention his genuine curiosity about human beings.
September 24, 2009
A pretty travelogue about mortality, Paris never quite lives up to what turns out to be a presumptuous title.
September 19, 2009
Boasts a terrific ensemble cast and beautiful, enchanting sights of the City of Love, but it feels too convoluted, unfocused and somewhat bland as a whole.
September 18, 2009
Paris when it fizzles -- which is most of the time -- is a dismal series of character portraits about a cross-section of Parisians mulling turning points in their lives.
September 18, 2009
Engaging without really being memorable. It ends almost where it starts, and so feels like it doesn't go much of anywhere at all.
September 17, 2009
This mishmash is only sporadically successful.
September 16, 2009
This could have been a true urban mosaic. Instead, we simply get a vision of Paris as the city of lite.
September 15, 2009
At a 124-minute runtime, though, the writer-director has stretched a wide canvas, and only sporadically found anything worth filling it with.
September 14, 2009
Klapisch's "It's a small world" plotting is sunk by both bland artistry and dull insights into his milieu.
July 25, 2008
Not a great deal happens and there is a lot of talk.
Page 1 of 2