Paterson Reviews

April 26, 2018
It's a saccharine film, sometimes relieved during Paterson's walks through town on the way to the bar he visits every night while walking his cute dog.
April 1, 2017
It's 2016 and we're still supposed to be impressed with watching a white guy move through life with quiet, alarmingly minimal, disappointments? No, thank you.
February 10, 2017
It's not exactly riveting material, and even Jim Jarmusch - the veteran writer-director who traffics in the day-to-day contemplation of human existence - struggles to make "Paterson" pop.
January 19, 2017
An aged hipster's take on what a young working class poet might be like...static. Humorless.
December 25, 2016
I think it's admirable that the writer/director would like us to perhaps live a better life --- a quieter life, "Paterson" is too slow --- too simple --- for my enjoyment.
December 20, 2016
Keeping his distance from the granular details of psychic conflict, Jarmusch's domestic idyll veers distressingly close to some kind of working-class virtue fanfic.
December 16, 2016
Jarmusch is justly revered as one of the fathers of modern independent American film, but his films have grown ever more wispy and self-congratulatory, Paterson, though artful in its way, is the most cloying of the lot.
November 30, 2016
What was charmingly loose-limbed in Jarmusch's earlier films now seems mannered and tired.
November 27, 2016
For all its fine qualities, Paterson feels complacent and self-regarding. It's hard to listen to lectures in modesty from a film that's so busy admiring itself in the mirror.
May 15, 2016
In "Paterson" the appeal of the Jarmusch vision shrinks down - in every way - to something relatively minimal.