Paterson Reviews

  • 2d ago

    Like its title character and his poetry, Paterson invites viewers to see beauty in the both the equilibrium and within change.

    Like its title character and his poetry, Paterson invites viewers to see beauty in the both the equilibrium and within change.

  • Jan 31, 2020

    This movie created some dialogue between my wife and I when it was about 3/4 through--and that's always a good thing, right? We could not seem to "figure out" the nature of either of the two main characters. On one hand, the female partner constantly speaks lovingly and encouragingly to her male partner--while the male partner seems to genuinely love and appreciate her as well, and constantly does whatever he thinks will make her happy. After a while, this constant positive reinforcement of each partner for the other seems to ring increasingly odd and unrealistic. Then, to make things even more intriguing, is the fact that the speech tone of these two characters never varies much through the entire movie--even though, from time to time, they verbally claim to be feeling emotions like happiness and sadness. For the viewer, this creates a constant sense that the lives of each of these characters is disturbingly monotonous and dull. To mix endearing attitudes of affection with a sense of monotony and dullness brings a strong sense of irony to the film--and this irony, on some level, feels disturbing; yet, for anyone who has lived long enough, who can't, on some unspoken level, identify with the oddity of it all?

    This movie created some dialogue between my wife and I when it was about 3/4 through--and that's always a good thing, right? We could not seem to "figure out" the nature of either of the two main characters. On one hand, the female partner constantly speaks lovingly and encouragingly to her male partner--while the male partner seems to genuinely love and appreciate her as well, and constantly does whatever he thinks will make her happy. After a while, this constant positive reinforcement of each partner for the other seems to ring increasingly odd and unrealistic. Then, to make things even more intriguing, is the fact that the speech tone of these two characters never varies much through the entire movie--even though, from time to time, they verbally claim to be feeling emotions like happiness and sadness. For the viewer, this creates a constant sense that the lives of each of these characters is disturbingly monotonous and dull. To mix endearing attitudes of affection with a sense of monotony and dullness brings a strong sense of irony to the film--and this irony, on some level, feels disturbing; yet, for anyone who has lived long enough, who can't, on some unspoken level, identify with the oddity of it all?

  • Jan 15, 2020

    Not for everyone, this film's pacing is slow. but it works for this type of film which isn't really trying to tell a story, rather a journey to rediscovery of oneself. Interesting film, not really one I'd personally watch again.

    Not for everyone, this film's pacing is slow. but it works for this type of film which isn't really trying to tell a story, rather a journey to rediscovery of oneself. Interesting film, not really one I'd personally watch again.

  • Jan 10, 2020

    You won't like this movie if you need an interesting, dynamic, action filled storyline. But you will like this movie if you appreciate art, poetry and quiet character studies.

    You won't like this movie if you need an interesting, dynamic, action filled storyline. But you will like this movie if you appreciate art, poetry and quiet character studies.

  • Jan 09, 2020

    Paterson showed us that even a simple art defining the sweet caricature of life can be extremely extraordinary. This movie is mesmerizing in the way it captures the quotidian tasks of a bus driver who is himself a poet and his girlfriend who makes cute cupcakes with black n white color designs on them. Adam's acting is again one of the most amazing thing about this movie. The expressions he makes while listening to people on the bus to the time when he finds out his secret notebook has been put into pieces by his dog Marvin, all of it was truly worth it.

    Paterson showed us that even a simple art defining the sweet caricature of life can be extremely extraordinary. This movie is mesmerizing in the way it captures the quotidian tasks of a bus driver who is himself a poet and his girlfriend who makes cute cupcakes with black n white color designs on them. Adam's acting is again one of the most amazing thing about this movie. The expressions he makes while listening to people on the bus to the time when he finds out his secret notebook has been put into pieces by his dog Marvin, all of it was truly worth it.

  • Jan 04, 2020

    A slow and gentle movie

    A slow and gentle movie

  • Jan 03, 2020

    Didn't connect with the plot or character in any way...

    Didn't connect with the plot or character in any way...

  • Jan 01, 2020

    Stunning slowly paced comedy drama with an incredible performance by Adam Driver and flawless script.

    Stunning slowly paced comedy drama with an incredible performance by Adam Driver and flawless script.

  • Dec 31, 2019

    Not the most entertaining movie, but it is neat how themes keep repeating themselves. One laugh out loud moment. The acting is good.

    Not the most entertaining movie, but it is neat how themes keep repeating themselves. One laugh out loud moment. The acting is good.

  • Dec 28, 2019

    UNCOMMON MASTERPIECE / Paterson offers one of the best story of Jim Jarmush's career. Directed and thought stunningly blue, offering an uncommon masterpiece with a majestic story to tell. Adam Driver's performance is amazing on every point: he'll make you laugh, he'll make you dream, he'll make you think. This picture is so good that you'll swim inside it without any esitation. Perfectly done.

    UNCOMMON MASTERPIECE / Paterson offers one of the best story of Jim Jarmush's career. Directed and thought stunningly blue, offering an uncommon masterpiece with a majestic story to tell. Adam Driver's performance is amazing on every point: he'll make you laugh, he'll make you dream, he'll make you think. This picture is so good that you'll swim inside it without any esitation. Perfectly done.