The Paper Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B
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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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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.
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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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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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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Perfectly captures the hubbub of the nation's newsrooms.
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Joe Brown
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Thanks to a caffeinated cast and hyperactive script, director Ron Howard delivers The Paper with a bang.
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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
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Entertainment Weekly
March 18, 1994
Full Review | Original Score: B