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Paris Manhattan Reviews

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Eddie Harrison
The List
July 16, 2013
Lellouche does herself no favours by wearing such influences on her sleeve, yet her cast are game, the locations look great, and the whole enterprise has an agreeably frothy touch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
July 4, 2013
This fizzy romantic comedy is slight but charming and perks up considerably when Allen himself makes an appearance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jennifer Tate
July 4, 2013
This beautifully shot French romantic comedy about a Woody Allen-obsessed pharmacist struggling to find love in Paris is passionately directed, emotionally engaging and absolutely charming.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Cath Clarke
Time Out
January 22, 2013
A fun, fluffy, but chic romantic comedy that looks so effortless.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 26, 2012
First-time director Sophie Lellouche keeps this puff pastry-thin piece of romantic fluff as light and inconsequential as it needs to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ed Gibbs
Empire Magazine Australasia
December 18, 2012
As light and airy as a soufflé, but not without charm. Taglioni and Bruel are both convincing as the reluctant lovers who just might embrace the inevitable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
December 6, 2012
The cinematic equivalent of a lite & easy meal
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
December 6, 2012
The premise might be slight, but there's a sprinkling of magic in Lellouche's debut feature about a young woman obsessed by Woody Allen, as she traverses the bridges of her life, searching for the elusive pathway to happiness
Siobhan Synnot
July 8, 2013
This attempt to Re-Play It Again, Sam isn't nearly as amusing as Allen's early, funny films. Mind you, neither is Allen nowadays.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Catherine Shoard
Observer (UK)
July 7, 2013
It's less affectionate homage than deeply freaky case study.
Donald Clarke
Irish Times
July 5, 2013
The result is merely to make Mr Allen seem more like a genius and the people behind this monstrosity more like . . . Well, let's not get into unkind zoological comparisons.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
David Jenkins
Little White Lies
July 4, 2013
So light it needs tethering to the floor with sandbags.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Andrew Pulver
July 4, 2013
By itself, this would just be one of those workmanlike relationship films the French turn out by the yard; but all the Allen stuff throws its mediocrity into sharp relief.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tom Dawson
Total Film
July 3, 2013
Sophie Lellouche's slick debut is chock-full of Woody-com quotes and references, yet it remains an inconsequential, undernourished trifle that does sod-all with its potential.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
May 3, 2013
Siphons off bits of "Play It Again, Sam," "Hannah and Her Sisters" and "Manhattan Murder Mystery" in its underwhelming tale of a thirtysomething Parisian's search for Mr. Right.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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John Anderson
May 2, 2013
One supposes that if, by some unlikely convergence of circumstance, the mind that came up with this premise could also invest it with wit, the result would have seemed like genius. It does not.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Dave McGinn
Globe and Mail
April 12, 2013
The premise of Paris-Manhattan is simple enough; unfortunately, so is everything else about writer-director Sophie Lellouche's debut feature film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
April 12, 2013
"Paris Manhattan" uses a character with a Woody Allen obsession as an excuse to pilfer words and ideas far beyond its ability to synthesize them.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
April 12, 2013
Lellouche, in making her homage to Allen, left out one of his essential qualities: bite. "Paris-Manhattan" drifts by and never leaves a single toothmark.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice
April 9, 2013
[A] shallow, witless but pretty enough French ode to Woody Allen, couched in a loose revision of 1972's Play It Again, Sam.
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