The Paperboy Reviews

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March 17, 2013
Wastes an exceptional cast on an incoherent tale ...
March 17, 2013
There is a certain trashy appeal, but in the end it's all too random to really mean anything. Apart from the cast, The Paperboy just doesn't deliver.
March 16, 2013
What a cast. What a disappointment.
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 15, 2013
It may yet become a camp classic, if no other kind.
March 15, 2013
The plotting is disjointed, the execution feels incoherent and none of it makes a great deal of sense.
March 15, 2013
With Precious and The Paperboy, Daniels has confirmed his status as the most emotionally incontinent director of his generation.
March 14, 2013
It's difficult to know what's going on, and even harder to care.
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
So bad it isn't even good-bad.
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
Missing is any sense of urgency about the murder case it is supposed to be investigating. Also missing is coherence, and any sense that this profane potboiler deserves much more than some disbelieving snorts ...
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.
February 25, 2013
On their first meeting in prison, [Hillary] demands [Charlotte] put on a sex show of sorts in front of everyone. She obliges. Look, dating is tough.
February 25, 2013
But what does it have going for it? It has an undeniable pulse.
February 24, 2013
Nicole Kidman is enthralling in this swampy, deranged neo-noir set in the American south.
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