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The Paper Reviews

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Jason Bailey
May 3, 2016
The inside-baseball feel of the newsroom material (co-writer Stephen Koepp did time in the trenches) is what makes 'The Paper' sing.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
December 9, 2013
It's clear right away that The Paper benefits substantially from Keaton's typically stellar turn as the central character...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B
Emanuel Levy
October 6, 2006
An overwrought, hysterical drama about the newspaper business that doesn't begin to compare to Hollywood's classics of the genre (The Front Page). The film has an absurdly frantic pace but it's so romantically naive and unsubtle that nothing registers
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
September 28, 2005
One of Ron Howard's most underrated films.
| Original Score: 4/5
Clint Morris
March 23, 2005
A great ensemble cast
| Original Score: 3/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
September 30, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Sarah Chauncey
June 8, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
July 28, 2003
Not a bad view of the inner-workings at a daily
| Original Score: 3/5
Jim Harrington
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 3/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 23, 2003
Does it show how newspapers really work? Not really, but who cares? It is great fun, even if it is overdone.
Full Review | Original Score: B
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
December 21, 2002
Enjoyable, if utterly unrealistic look at journalism
| Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 20, 2002
Incisively depicts the ways in which busyness, speed and constant pressure violate our souls in the workplace.
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 13, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 30, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
June 6, 2001
It's all slick, fizzy fun. But the film's fighting spirit gets snatched.
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
A crowd pleaser, and, regardless of any viewer's experience (or lack thereof) with the behind-the-scenes wrangling that goes on in newspaper offices, the story is affable and entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Watching The Paper got me in touch all over again with how good it feels to work at the top of your form, on a story you believe in, on deadline.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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