Paper Moon Reviews

September 15, 2018
Shot in black and white by the versatile cinematographer Laszlo Kovacs, this has a mix of folksiness and precise craft that anticipates the Coen brothers, aiming to charm and succeeding.
May 14, 2015
Part of an incredible 1970s career run for the director Peter Bogdanovich, Paper Moon remains a high point, not just for the talent involved behind the scenes and in front of the camera, but also for Hollywood.
August 17, 2010
It is very fussy about period detail, and goes to some length to evoke the dim days of Depression America, while just about everything else is left to slide.
May 13, 2009
It's everything a road picture is supposed to be, a life-changing personal journey, a quest, a bit old-fashioned and a hoot.
March 26, 2009
Tatum O'Neal makes a sensational screen debut.
June 24, 2006
A charming mixture of Hawksian comedy and Fordian lyricism.
May 10, 2005
The film never makes up its mind whether it wants to be an instant antique or a comment on one.
October 23, 2004
I wonder how many moviegoers will be prepared for the astonishing confidence and depth that Tatum brings to what's really the starring role.
January 1, 2000
The images (by Laszlo Kovacs) have a lovely dusty openness -- a realistic view of the Midwestern flatlands fading into a romantic memory.