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Paranoid Park Reviews

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August 23, 2017
Too brief and good-looking to actively dislike, Paranoid Park is still uninspiringly repetitive. If you're going to play the same riff over and over again, at least lower it an octave.
May 1, 2008
Van Sant's ... adoration of uncommunicative kids with limited vocabularies and awesome hair is beginning to wear a little thin.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 18, 2007
a bunch of confused skaters trapped in an existentialist Nouvelle Vague film
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
May 22, 2007
The ugly fact is that Van Sant's recent modus operandi has crossed the line from 'groove' to 'rut.'
March 21, 2008
Regarding Paranoid Park as an elongated short rather than a feature helps a bit, because it's a miniature in spirit -- a small-format portrait of psychic malaise that just happens to last 84 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 4, 2008
If this film really epitomizes the way that teens talk and act ... then I seriously fear for the future of this country.
| Original Score: 5/10
March 17, 2008
Yet another movie about misunderstood teenage skateboarders.
June 18, 2008
I would say that there is a really good 50 minute movie tucked away inside here, but Van Sant insists on padding it with material that doesn't belong.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 20, 2008
Alex goes to school, has a girlfriend, eats junk food ... and is almost as much of a zombie as anything George A. Romero has ever conjured up. Only less appealing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 21, 2008
It may be time for Van Sant to remove his head from -- well, let's call it the underground -- and re-find his inner Forrester.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
March 12, 2008
Paranoid Park confirms that Gus Van Sant is so far up his own artistic anus, it's impossible to take anything he makes seriously anymore...a crisp, white hanky doused with cinematic chloroform pressed tightly across the face.
Full Review | Original Score: F
October 16, 2007
"Paranoid Park" may be the best of the director's last four films, but that isn't saying much.
Full Review | Original Score: C
March 6, 2008
Passes by in a haze of amateurish acting and skateboarding montages. Just one more wearisome representation of aimless teenage life.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 20, 2008
Elephant said much more about teenagers and said it better.
December 28, 2007
Transposed from a novel by Blake Nelson, the boy is played by newcomer Gabe Nevins with all the complexity and three-dimensionality of a magazine centrefold.
December 28, 2007
Filming in his characteristically dreamy, dislocated fashion, Van Sant seems as interested in the innocently beautiful face of his young star as he is in the docu-style story-telling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 18, 2008
There's not enough story here... and the moodiness is of a type that doesn't speak to me...
March 21, 2008
Paranoid Park is only 84 minutes, a long, slow 84 minutes, with delusions of grandeur.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 28, 2007
Dreary with a capital D.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 25, 2007
...few concessions have been made for neophytes to his particular brand of filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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