The Paper Reviews

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Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
February 17, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Brian J. Arthurs
Beach Reporter (Southern California)
October 18, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
John Esther
Pasadena Weekly
August 21, 2003
| Original Score: 0/5
Top Critic
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
The picture starts to fall in love with its subject -- head- over-heels in love, until the acid drains from the wit and there's nothing left but sentimental ooze.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 30, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
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
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
September 30, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Clint Morris
Moviehole
March 23, 2005
A great ensemble cast
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 13, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: low +1 out of -4..+4
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.
Top Critic
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
June 6, 2001
It's all slick, fizzy fun. But the film's fighting spirit gets snatched.
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
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
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
A film that should be recommended as skillfully done example of almost forgotten dramatic subgenre.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Sarah Chauncey
Reel.com
June 8, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
September 28, 2005
One of Ron Howard's most underrated films.
| 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
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
March 26, 2009
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
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