Paris Manhattan
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 38%

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"Siphons off bits of "Play It Again, Sam," "Hannah and Her Sisters" and "Manhattan Murder Mystery" in its underwhelming tale of a thirtysomething Parisian's search for Mr. Right."
‑ Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times
""Paris Manhattan" uses a character with a Woody Allen obsession as an excuse to pilfer words and ideas far beyond its ability to synthesize them."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"Lellouche does herself no favours by wearing such influences on her sleeve, yet her cast are game, the locations look great, and the whole enterprise has an agreeably frothy touch."
‑ Eddie Harrison, The List
"The result is merely to make Mr Allen seem more like a genius and the people behind this monstrosity more like . . . Well, let's not get into unkind zoological comparisons."
‑ Donald Clarke, Irish Times
"By itself, this would just be one of those workmanlike relationship films the French turn out by the yard; but all the Allen stuff throws its mediocrity into sharp relief."
‑ Andrew Pulver, Guardian
"One supposes that if, by some unlikely convergence of circumstance, the mind that came up with this premise could also invest it with wit, the result would have seemed like genius. It does not."
‑ John Anderson, Newsday
"Lellouche, in making her homage to Allen, left out one of his essential qualities: bite. "Paris-Manhattan" drifts by and never leaves a single toothmark."
‑ Farran Smith Nehme, New York Post
"This attempt to Re-Play It Again, Sam isn't nearly as amusing as Allen's early, funny films. Mind you, neither is Allen nowadays."
‑ Siobhan Synnot, Scotsman
"This fizzy romantic comedy is slight but charming and perks up considerably when Allen himself makes an appearance."
‑ Allan Hunter, Daily Express
"This beautifully shot French romantic comedy about a Woody Allen-obsessed pharmacist struggling to find love in Paris is passionately directed, emotionally engaging and absolutely charming."
‑ Jennifer Tate, ViewLondon
"The premise of Paris-Manhattan is simple enough; unfortunately, so is everything else about writer-director Sophie Lellouche's debut feature film."
‑ Dave McGinn, Globe and Mail
"[A] shallow, witless but pretty enough French ode to Woody Allen, couched in a loose revision of 1972's Play It Again, Sam."
‑ Aaron Hillis, Village Voice
"It's less affectionate homage than deeply freaky case study."
‑ Catherine Shoard, Observer [UK]
"So light it needs tethering to the floor with sandbags."
‑ David Jenkins, Little White Lies
"Sophie Lellouche's slick debut is chock-full of Woody-com quotes and references, yet it remains an inconsequential, undernourished trifle that does sod-all with its potential."
‑ Tom Dawson, Total Film
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