Reel Paradise (2005) - Rotten Tomatoes

Reel Paradise (2005)



Critic Consensus: The travails of the Piersons as they try to adjust to a radically different culture while introducing American cinema to it makes for amusing viewing.

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Reel Paradise tells the story of John Pierson's family at the end of a year-long adventure on a remote island in Fiji where they ran the 180 Meridian Cinema, showing free movies to the locals.

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Critic Reviews for Reel Paradise

All Critics (48) | Top Critics (19)

Highly watchable.

October 25, 2005 | Full Review…

The director's visit wasn't long enough to fully humanize this culture clash, but some of the movie's conclusions seem universal.

October 25, 2005 | Rating: B

An amusingly damning portrait of a man trying to impose his will on a world that, really, has better things to do.

October 21, 2005 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
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The Piersons are warm, funny people, and most of Reel Paradise shows them comically bickering with each other and laughing at the absurdity of the whole project.

September 26, 2005
Top Critic

Tthe comic fallout from his quixotic mission keeps Reel Paradise watchable.

September 24, 2005 | Full Review…

The results stay with you, like memories of an unexpected and surprising vacation.

September 22, 2005 | Rating: 3.5/4

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