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Paparazzi Reviews

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Ian Grey
Orlando Weekly
September 9, 2004
The already indefensible vigilante genre gets degraded/updated to the Bush era.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
September 9, 2004
Hairdresser-turned-director Paul Abascal does a perfectly awful job... if his perms and finger waves were as unruly as his work here, he would have been exiled from the salon.
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Robert Abele
L.A. Weekly
September 9, 2004
Pointedly ugly vigilante screed.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 9, 2004
It doesn't take long for the film to devolve into a ludicrously far-fetched Celebrity Death Wish.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
September 9, 2004
Buying a full-price ticket is not recommended, but if you can catch Paparazzi on cable down the line, check it out.
Mark Sells
CineScene.com
September 8, 2004
Fulfills every actor's dream...but it does so with tepid enthusiasm and indiscernible rationale.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
September 8, 2004
A strong contender for the most loathsome piece of self-serving, hypocritical trash ever to ooze its way out of a studio.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/5
Victoria Alexander
FilmsInReview.com
September 8, 2004
Sneaked into theaters without advance screenings, I liked it.
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Rick Kisonak
MovieWeb
September 7, 2004
Over the top, improbable, as cheesy as stuffed crust pizza and immensely entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Ben Kenigsberg
Village Voice
September 7, 2004
An egregiously self-serving slice of celebrity worship.
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Joe Leydon
Variety
September 7, 2004
Visually uninspired and dramatically overheated, Paparazzi has overall look and feel of generic direct-to-video production.
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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
September 7, 2004
A vigilante movie so sleazy and creepy it makes Death Wish look like a comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Pam Grady
Reel.com
September 7, 2004
Mindless drivel with a truly nasty edge.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
September 7, 2004
A vigilante fable so boorish, brainless and mean-spirited, everyone involved should be locked up for assault.
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
September 7, 2004
For anyone who's ever wondered how good it would feel to knock down a photographer with his car and then back over him.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
September 7, 2004
No serious exploration of the issue of the invasion of privacy of celebrities but a classic exploitation picture -- topical, punchy, occasionally unintentionally laughable and morally dubious.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jimmy O
Film Snobs
September 7, 2004
Mel Gibson's insanity finally gets the public spotlight it truly deserves.
| Original Score: 2/5
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
September 6, 2004
The whole movie is bad -- grandiose, over-the-top and ridiculous -- but it's amusingly bad.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
September 6, 2004
One has the sense that if the level of violence had been ratcheted up a little, Paparazzi might have been more of a guilty pleasure and less of a chore to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Megan Lehmann
New York Post
September 6, 2004
A cheeseball revenge thriller with an alarmingly twisted moral.
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