Paris Reviews

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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 2, 2009
When it comes to being a fool for love, there are no city limits.
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 30, 2009
The French director Cdric Klapisch is a glib wizard at weaving folks together, but there are too many secondhand characters roving through Paris, his latest ensemble piece.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
September 24, 2009
A pretty travelogue about mortality, Paris never quite lives up to what turns out to be a presumptuous title.
September 24, 2009
Every character has life and depth. It's unusual for an episodic film to involve us so well in individual lives; as the narrative circles through their stories, we're genuinely curious about what will happen next.
September 18, 2009
From the catacombs to the city's heights, Paris turns an unblinking gaze on the beauty of melancholy and the daring leap toward joy.
September 18, 2009
Agreeable but highly forgettable.
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
Mr. Klapisch's special gift is to populate his films with perfectly grounded eccentrics who use perfectly ordinary words to express poetic ideas.
September 18, 2009
Although Paris makes gestures toward being a top-to-bottom examination of the city's social fabric, its perspective is solidly middle class.
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.
October 18, 2008
Auds who like upmarket soap opera, sightseeing and Gallic films where people talk a lot about their relationships will be consistently entertained.
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