Paper Towns Reviews

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March 12, 2019
The worst thing about Paper Towns isn't that it's poorly made or majorly flawed; it's that it's so humble and plain and unexciting that it saps the life out of you. It even sucks the life out of its talents.
August 21, 2018
Look up the definition of "paper towns." Reading the definition in a dictionary will be more entertaining than seeing this movie.
August 24, 2017
A healthy amount of self-deprecating humor and self-awareness would have saved this well-intentioned (if meek) script from eternal mediocrity.
May 27, 2016
'Paper Towns' may well be the Manic Pixie Dream Girl's nadir.
April 5, 2016
This is not a film that stings, lasts or moves - it's just a nice indie movie at the end of the day.
January 2, 2016
With the overarching story so unengaging, coupled with Margot's fondness for making worldly statements no 18-year-old can say without sounding pretentious, this turns out to be better on paper.
December 21, 2015
Margo's departure leaves us in the company of characters who are way less interesting than her, and the answer to her mystery, when it comes, hardly seems worth the wait.
November 23, 2015
Ultimately a forgettable entry in the young-adult genre.
November 1, 2015
Margo is just the superficial cliche of anti-authoritarian rebellion.She doesn't even obey the rules of spelling and capitalizes middle letters of words.Random capitalization is all she has.She's so desperate to be original she doubles down on nonsense.
August 31, 2015
This movie's relationship to teen-romance--flirting with it, undercutting it, swooning back into its clichéd thrall--is frustrating and intriguing in spurts. By the end, it's more like it's-a-wrap than the messy, crumpled-up drafts of life.
August 28, 2015
Delevingne is plain. The soundtrack is flat and bland. The film photography satisfy but does not provide. Cinematically is average with the usual voiceover that solves all kinds of problems. [Full review in Spanish]
August 23, 2015
Almost in spite of itself, succeeds in saying something interesting about its teen audience before ultimately revealing itself to be entirely vacuous after all.
August 20, 2015
Paper Towns is a breathtakingly vanilla adaptation of another soppy novel from The Fault in Our Stars author John Green.
August 17, 2015
[T]hinks it's all about debunking the myth and the mystery of the manic pixie dream girl... [but] by the time Margo's MPDGness is debunked, she has already served the precise purpose that MPDGs always do...
August 17, 2015
Another bittersweet film about boys growing up and demystifying women that disappointingly short-changes its female characters.
August 13, 2015
Wolff has something, Delevingne has something, and no doubt the book had something, too - its devotees should find enough here to warm to, while the rest of us look on slightly bemused.
August 13, 2015
Paper Towns is way outside the US tradition of high-school movies that are funny and sharp.
August 11, 2015
As a piece of cinema, this film is dispensable, but in Delevingne, it may have given birth to a new star.
August 7, 2015
Paper Towns is too nice. And that is, coincidentally, also the problem its hero has been facing.
August 5, 2015
Another teen romance fiasco that tries to "be different." [Full review in Spanish]
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