The Paper Chase Reviews

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July 24, 2008
The Paper Chase has some great performances, literate screenwriting, sensitive direction and handsome production.
February 9, 2006
A muddled and slick 'youth' film.
May 9, 2005
By the end it has melted into a blob of clichs.
October 23, 2004
Houseman is able to project subtleties of character even while appearing stiff and unrelenting; it's a performance of Academy Award quality, and resulted in an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.
January 1, 2000
James Bridges manages to do a fair job with the semihokey material.
January 24, 2015
...a fairly routine drama that never feels as though it's building to anything significant or even interesting...
July 2, 2013
The love of learning is tops in classic law school tale.
August 24, 2010
Essentially, this is a military school plot with a change of venue.
October 21, 2005
October 9, 2005
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