Paris, Texas
Paris, Texas (1984)

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,… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 1, 1984
DVD Release Date: December 14, 2004
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Josh Larsen

...this vision of America is one of vast landscapes and fluorescent signs, the latter being almost as visually poetic as the former.

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James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

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.

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Sean Axmaker
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... 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.

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Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

The acting, Robby Müller cinematography, music and tone carry the day ...

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Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis

One of the few films that has captured the beauty of the American southwest in all its rolling desert glory.

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Emanuel Levy

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.

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Cole Smithey

[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...

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Joseph Jon Lanthier
Slant Magazine

Paris, Texas may be missing a crucial piece of authentic Americana, but it still evokes an America most Americans yearn to gaze on.

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Jason Morgan

the evolution of a dream

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Flixster Audience Score: 94% Flixster User Reviews
xGary Xx
A man wordlessly stumbles out of the desert after disappearing without a trace four years previously and sets about reclaiming his lost family. Harry Dean… More
danny d
poetic in that it is simple in some ways, but epic in others and very emotionally compelling. the film has been described as the great german director wim… More
Graham Jones
Eyes glued to the screen from beginning to end. Plus my favorite score of all time, provided by Ry Cooder, interpreting Dark Was The Night by Blind Willie… More
Chris Weber
To see the United States from an outsider's perspective is a wondrous and interesting thing.This film, and its director, really reminded me a lot of Werner… More
Reid Volk
In terms of film-making, the term "simple" is often used as a pejorative. But sometimes the simplest of stories can yield some of the most compelling… More
Alice Shen
I thought I had this movie all figured out. I thought Travis had gotten into a car accident that killed his wife, and that's why he's mildly… More

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