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Recently released convict Mi Kyung (Kim Ha Neul) connects with a kindly teacher (Ji Jin Hee) during a boat ride to Paradise Island, but experiences intense distress after attempting to prevent a naīve student from stumbling down a dangerous life path. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Steadily maintaining momentum and a meditative mood without narration or editorialization is itself a feat, but more vitally, Paradise appreciates and shares the curious mysteries in the seemingly banal."
‑ Aaron Hillis, Village Voice
"Long afterwards, Almereyda's images will haunt your perceptions of everyday life, let alone make you squirm at anyone else's vacation movies in comparison."
‑ Nora Lee Mandel,
"The peripatetic life of filmmaker Michael Almereyda is captured in glorious fragments forming a breathtaking whole in his new video feature, Paradise."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"It wouldn't be a stretch to compare Paradise to Alphaville, what with its imagining of the modern as otherworldly, or to imagine it as a capsule made by an outer-space explorer who visits Earth and finds layers of mystery in the mundane."
‑ Jeremiah Kipp, Slant Magazine
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