The Paper Chase Reviews

July 24, 2008
The Paper Chase has some great performances, literate screenwriting, sensitive direction and handsome production.
Top Critic
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.