Paris (2008)

Love and life pose dilemmas for a handful of friends in the City of Lights in this romantic drama from French filmmaker Cedric Klapisch. Pierre (Romain Duris) has enjoyed a successful career as a dancer performing in Parisian nightclubs,… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 8, 2008
DVD Release Date: March 10, 2010
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Critic Score: 68% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Alternately a sharp ensemble dramedy and a love letter to the titular city, Paris is uneven but often striking.

Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

When it comes to being a fool for love, there are no city limits.

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James Berardinelli

Paris keeps us involved not because of momentous plot developments but because the production incites our curiosity to see what will happen next.

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Martin Tsai
Critic's Notebook

Even when Mr. Klapisch is pulling off the feat quite competently, one can't help but think that he's capable of so much more than this.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Perhaps it's time for a moratorium on movies where the trajectories of various people intersect, often portentously, across the tableau of a big city.

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

Writer-director Klapisch's glossy love letter to Paris, and its yearning, beautifully lighted inhabitants, may not be much, and you may not even believe in its emotional and (discreet) carnal complications moment to moment. But the cast is fabulous.

Nicolas Rapold
Film Comment Magazine

It's amusing enough, until boredom, then dread, then incredulity set in as we realize we must now spend two poorly written, pasted-together hours in [the characters'] company.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

The French director Cédric Klapisch is a glib wizard at weaving folks together, but there are too many secondhand characters roving through Paris, his latest ensemble piece.

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Cary Darling
Dallas Morning News

Klapisch, who shoots Paris with the eye of someone rapturously in love with the town, is less interested in the reality than the romance.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

Paris suffers from a pervasively uneven sensibility that is, to an increasingly distressing degree, compounded by an overlong running time...

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
Generally, I judge films like <i>Paris</i> against the "Altman Standard." If the film comes close to linking the characters in the clever… More
Jake ....
I was not totally sure how much I was liking Paris until the film was over. Storywise, there really is not anything. The movie is all over the place and really… More
Nicki Marie
Liked the beautiful shots of Paris more than the actual story. It was okay, but it really wore out it's welcome at over 2 hours. Good cast and made up of… More
Walter M.
"Paris" starts with a shot of two of France's national treasures - the Eiffel Tower and Fabrice Luchini. You know you're in trouble when… More
Dean McKenna
Charming, chic and quintessentially Parisian. Juliette Binoche, Romain Duris and supporting Melanie Laurent make the charming performances in this full-drama,… More
Daniel Parsons
Despite the heartache, accidents and unhappiness, I would live in this film if I could. Cédric Klapisch's <i>Paris</i> brilliantly and subtly… More