From Paris with Love Reviews

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November 29, 2020
There's never a break to build character, a pause to appreciate a joke, or cessations in the franticness to allow for explanations.
September 12, 2019
A crime not just against cinema but all of humanity, it's been a long, long time since a movie made me this mad.
September 11, 2017
Aside from a generic plot twist and a little clever banter between the two fellas, From Paris With Love fails to deliver the excitement to which the trailer alludes.
August 2, 2012
The goatee-sporting, shaven-headed Travolta throws himself around with gusto, and the action is bruising and bloody, but to a viewer on this side of La Manche, the film's casually racist attitude to its non-white characters is shocking.
October 21, 2011
...a workable premise that's squandered from the word go...
April 4, 2011
Suddenly I'm nostalgic for Battlefield Earth.
February 3, 2011
It's stupid, it's unoriginal, and it makes very little sense... but that's not all bad.
December 25, 2010
Travolta stuffs it up, again.
June 21, 2010
Lacking any compelling style, attitude or storytelling.
June 16, 2010
Not even the pleasures inherent in watching John Travolta mug it up as a gonzo CIA operative bent on breaking things and killing people... are sufficient recompense for sitting through this by-the-numbers slog from the fevered brain of Luc Besson
June 2, 2010
With a screenwriter formerly of the Israeli Airborne Defense Forces, this is the kind of sour anti-terror travelogue where you're set up to howl on cue when bearded or burka clad Arab insurgents are preemptively shot in the head or blown to smithereens.
March 25, 2010
From Paris with Love attempts to reimagine John Travolta as a potty-mouthed soldier of fortune who's not only stock but dated.
February 26, 2010
Not suitable for vegetarians due to ham content.
February 26, 2010
Travolta eventually becomes a parody of himself: with nudge-nudge references to the Royale cheeseburger, famously of Pulp Fiction.
February 26, 2010
I may have been distracted by the sleights of choreography and editing constructing action sequences around the none too nimble JT. But his trash-talking gusto " though a blatant Pulp Fiction pastiche " gives a bit of life to proceedings.
February 26, 2010
Everything here is pumped up, lousily shot and malevolently brutish. I(TM)m all for trash pleasure, but it(TM)s hard to come by when the company(TM)s so obnoxious.
February 26, 2010
Undemanding and unoriginal, this is all swagger and no substance.
February 26, 2010
Preposterous, knockabout stuff but prevented from being genuinely enjoyable by a nasty undercurrent of racism.
February 26, 2010
Saddled with a mostly thankless role as the straight man, Rhys Meyers is decidedly wooden, while the energetic Travolta fails to make us forget he's played this sort of freestyle psycho one too many times already.
February 26, 2010
Is this a satire on amoral violence or a celebration of it? Regrettably, it's the latter, which should give you some idea of just how despicable this film is.
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