Paradise Road
Paradise Road (1997)

Based on the testimony of survivors, this historical drama recounts the WWII heroism of female prisoners of war. (Glenn Close) stars as Adrienne Partiger, a society doyenne who flees Singapore with other expatriate women, mostly the wives… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 11, 1997
DVD Release Date: March 13, 2001
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Critic Score: 48% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy
Variety

A large cast of gifted actress, including Glenn Close and Frances McDormand, is largely wasted in Beresford's honroable but failed effort to pay tribute to a group of disparate women held captive by the Japanese in WWII.

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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today

Even with its grueling pageant of torture and abuse at the hands of monstrously inhuman Japanese officers, Road never reaches the heart.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A triumphant celebration of the human spirit in the face of suffering.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Wahida K
OUTSTANDING!
Mark Abell
An excellent recounting of the horror of surviving a Japanese prisoner of war camp during WWII, that put this viewer in mind of "Playing For Time".… More
Bruce Bruce
How can you give this film anything but 5 Stars. If there is one thing I enjoy about any movie, is the fact that I learned something from it. It is ashamed that… More
Robert Fearon
At times, the grueling pageant of torture and abuse became a bit much for me. Still, Paradise Road is a triumphant celebration of the human spirit in the face… More
Dean McKenna
Incredible true story of a group of Australian, British and Dutch women who were held captive and herded into a brutal prisoner of war camp by Japanese in 1942… More