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Paris Manhattan Reviews

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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
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
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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
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
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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.
Catherine Shoard
Observer (UK)
July 7, 2013
It's less affectionate homage than deeply freaky case study.
David Jenkins
Little White Lies
July 4, 2013
So light it needs tethering to the floor with sandbags.
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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Boyd van Hoeij
January 22, 2013
Scribe-helmer Sophie Lellouche borrows Allen's moves without displaying an ounce of his talent.
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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
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
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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
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
Stefan Pape
July 5, 2013
Certainly a charming and genial tribute to Allen, it just isn't quite as accomplished or ingenious as his work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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
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
Roger Moore
Movie Nation
April 16, 2013
Delivers more laugh-out-loud moments than a film this short and slight should
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
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
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
December 6, 2012
The cinematic equivalent of a lite & easy meal
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