Paris, Texas
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Travis (Harry Dean Stanton) is wandering through the Texas desert, a bit shaky and in desperate need of water, when he stumbles into a bar and collapses. A German doctor of dubious credentials finds a phone number in Travis' wallet, which belongs to his brother, Walt (Dean Stockwell). Walt is shocked to hear about his brother's condition, since no one in the family has seen or heard from Travis in four years; Walt flies to Texas to bring him home, only to find Travis wandering by the side of the road, and they begin the long drive back to Los Angeles, where Walt lives with his wife,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"[VIDEO ESSAY] Written by Sam Shepherd, and adapted by L.M. Kit Carson, the linear story for "Paris, Texas" contains the hallmarks of Shepherd's characteristic dramatic themes..."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"Paris, Texas may be missing a crucial piece of authentic Americana, but it still evokes an America most Americans yearn to gaze on."
‑ Joseph Jon Lanthier, Slant Magazine
"the evolution of a dream"
‑ Jason Morgan,
"Paris, Texas uses the familiar thematic construct of the Western, and is conducted in somber nostalgia."
‑ Rumsey Taylor, Not Coming to a Theater Near You
"one of Wenders's best films, a stirring portrait of people striving against their disconnect that resists simple answers even as it rewards our emotional investment."
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"... the mix of [Wim] Wenders' sensibilities and love of American movies and Sam Shepard's spare writing and take on fractured American families creates a sublime vision."
‑ Sean Axmaker,
"Compelling contemporary Western."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A quirky movie about the surprise of selfless love."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"One of the few films that has captured the beauty of the American southwest in all its rolling desert glory."
‑ Christopher Long, Movie Metropolis
"Deservedly winning Cannes Fest top award, Wim Wenders' brilliant film is a personal meditation on the relative power of images and words, as well as a contribution to the modern Western and journey pictures as uniguely American genres."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Paris, Texas is that rare thing: a movie of intelligence and beauty and poetry, but also based on emotionally believable characters and a forward-moving, narrative thrust."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Wenders' slow, moody style isn't for everyone, but this is the epitome of it"
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
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