Jefferson in Paris
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Jefferson in Paris
Best known for their historical epics that examine class and social issues in British life through a thick lens of tasteful production design and good manners, director James Ivory and producer Ismail Merchant set their sights on an American protagonist for a change with Jefferson in Paris. As the title suggests, Jefferson in Paris deals with the five years that Thomas Jefferson (Nick Nolte) spent as U.S. ambassador to France prior to the French Revolution; while Jefferson is sympathetic to the revolutionary forces in France, he's become well enough acquainted with the ruling aristocracy… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Aka the affairs of Jefferson. Handsome production."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"Good idea, but Nolte is not believable as Jefferson."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
"Contains ample pleasures for those who appreciate subtlety and sophistication in their movie fare."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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