Paterson Reviews

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August 23, 2018
The filmmaker's choices and the film's subject's choices are so carefully weighted and so perfectly chosen that the universe of "Paterson" is one of deep and lasting meaning, and the character of Paterson is unforgettable as portrayed by Adam Driver.
August 22, 2018
While nothing really happens, such is the strength of the performances, and the sweet, lowdown vibe Jarmusch creates, Paterson makes for delightful company.
August 21, 2018
These seemingly small moments contain a certain magic all their own, internal rhymes and themes that begin to dismantle the idea of normalcy.
August 21, 2018
The movie is a visual and narrative masterpiece. The landscape conveys the character of the town, its history, and the inner life of its inhabitants.
April 26, 2018
It's a saccharine film, sometimes relieved during Paterson's walks through town on the way to the bar he visits every night while walking his cute dog.
January 30, 2018
Both Driver and Farahani draw us into this world of small stakes writ large, theirs a moving portrait of a living marriage, quirks and all.
December 21, 2017
Jarmusch's movie is a beautiful cinematic meditation on the essence of the mundane and the complexity of the everyday.
December 18, 2017
The film is a celebration of "everyday poetry," and those who take the time to find it.
November 16, 2017
Jarmusch's pared approach seems to emphasize so little... Yet this little unnoticeably aggregates over the week, over time, growing in quiet humor, gathering the terms to imbue the regular and the unassuming with unexpected, gently piqued emotion.
November 14, 2017
Paterson is a movie in the present tense. [Full Review in Spanish]
November 13, 2017
Without so much as a raised voice, Adam Driver plays the title role of the kind of husband that many wives wish they had.
November 10, 2017
... seductive for its simplicity, incredibly compelling for its routine and certainly poetic. [Full review in Spanish]
November 10, 2017
... Jarmusch offers an admirable cinema, impeccable, accessible for empathy... [Full review in Spanish]
October 17, 2017
The film itself has a lazy charm, thanks to nice performances from Driver and Golshifteh Farahani... and from Marvin, their English bulldog, who won the "Palm Dog" at Cannes and definitely steals the slow-moving show.
October 9, 2017
Paterson is a beautiful film, quiet and quietly devastating in a way that won't leave you alone for a while.
October 2, 2017
What's compelling about Paterson is the tension-call it dialectical-between Jarmusch's highly stylized elegy for a once-vibrant industrial city in New Jersey and his self-conscious homage to a poetic sensibility.
September 27, 2017
... Jarmusch's genius lies in capturing precisely the small moments and fine details that make life so special, no matter how trivial, or crazy, things may seem.
September 20, 2017
A film that extends, consolidates and closes its folds as simply as possible. [Full review in Spanish]
September 12, 2017
The great American modernist poet William Carlos Williams hovers over the new Jim Jarmusch film Paterson like a gentle guardian angel, somehow clearly visible.
August 29, 2017
Far from the mainstream, very slow, Paterson the movie requires a meditative state for the viewer to appreciate the gem Jarmusch offers.
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