The Paperboy Reviews

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October 19, 2018
Set in the late 1960s, the movie is tactless, shameless and almost proudly seedy. Nevertheless, it is always highly watchable, prone to truly fascinate an audience as it also genuinely appalls them.
October 17, 2018
Whether you want to see it or not is more or less the same the decision as whether you want to go to Florida itself. You probably do, even if you don't care to admit it. Like the state itself, it's just so much trashy fun.
August 23, 2018
Efron's performance alone is worth taking a chance on Daniels' otherwise patchy picture.
August 23, 2018
Ultimately, The Paperboy is to be enjoyed for its ultra-camp performances, so delightfully hammy and over the top that they swiftly become mesmeric.
September 5, 2017
Fetid, scuzzy, revolting, funny, erotic, perplexing and provocative, it's like the bastard child of Cape Fear, Written On The Wind and Killer Joe.
November 9, 2016
Daniels turns out to be the ideal director for a film about the tendency of desire to turn sane minds to guacamole.
May 26, 2013
If you're bothered by frequent utterances of the "N-word" and the sight of Kidman spreading her talent - and her gams - wider than Sharon Stone in 'Basic Instinct,' you're gonna wanna look away from this sick, sizzling display.
May 2, 2013
While there's much here about family loyalty and a 'don't mess with the swamp' aspect, Daniels' film has nevertheless been most discussed for its sex stuff, with every character having some sleazy secret or a scene devoted to their raunchy pleasure.
April 23, 2013
A seething, swampy murder investigation infused with the sweaty smell of bodies and driven by a casual force that is seductively unstable, darkly funny and strangely exhilarating. Daniels is a visionary.
March 20, 2013
The Paperboy is flawed, more deserving of a rubbernecking than a viewing. But it's hard to tear your eyes away.
March 19, 2013
( ... ) a film that captivates, puzzles and loses its own sense of direction in equal measure
March 17, 2013
Judging by her edgier scenes [Nicole] Kidman is clearly uninterested in currying any favour at the multiplex. And all credit to her.
March 15, 2013
Filmmaker Daniels follows up his acclaimed hit Precious with what might be the trashiest movie in recent memory: a swampy thriller packed with desperate characters hiding grisly secrets.
March 14, 2013
At least The Paperboy delivers plenty of memorable moments - even if you may wish you hadn't seen many of them.
March 14, 2013
A sleazy, overstuffed and terribly directed mess. But never boring and occasionally jaw-dropping.
March 13, 2013
Hot stuff.
March 13, 2013
Sweaty, sleazy and gloriously trashy, this is a thoroughly enjoyable slice of Southern-fried neo-noir with stylish direction, a delightfully twisted script and a trio of terrific performances from Nicole Kidman, Matthew McConaughey and Zac Efron.
March 12, 2013
Daniels probably makes the mistake of putting character and atmosphere ahead of plot. But with a cast like this you can hardly blame him.
March 10, 2013
Watch it with Killer Joe for the ultimate sweaty, twisted double-bill.
March 3, 2013
Everything about The Paperboy seems designed to undermine expectations and the result is an exhilaratingly unpredictable film.
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