Paterson (2016)

Paterson is a bus driver in the city of Paterson, New Jersey--they share the name. Every day, Paterson adheres to a simple routine: he drives his daily route, observing the city as it drifts across his windshield and overhearing fragments… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: December 28, 2016
DVD Release Date: April 4, 2017
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Critic Score: 96% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Paterson adds another refreshingly unvarnished entry to Jim Jarmusch's filmography -- and another outstanding performance to Adam Driver's career credits.

Kate Taylor
Globe and Mail

As Paterson makes these rounds again and again, Jarmusch unhurriedly crafts a cinematic ode to finding both art and delight in the quotidian.

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Scott Marks
San Diego Reader

A filmmaker telling his story in pictures and the limitlessness of control he brings to his art. What more can one ask of cinema?

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Daniel Kasman

Jarmusch's pared approach seems to emphasize so little... Yet this little unnoticeably aggregates over the week, over time, growing in quiet humor, gathering the terms to imbue the regular and the unassuming with unexpected, gently piqued emotion.

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Adam Graham
Detroit News

It's not exactly riveting material, and even Jim Jarmusch - the veteran writer-director who traffics in the day-to-day contemplation of human existence - struggles to make "Paterson" pop.

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Rafer Guzman

Jim Jarmusch's latest has moments of beauty that help compensate for a slightly static narrative.

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Benjamín Harguindey

Paterson is a movie in the present tense. [Full Review in Spanish]

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Jarmusch, who made supernatural vampires seem human in Only Lovers Left Alive, now finds inspiration in the mundane.

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Richard Roeper

Jarmusch is a next-level storyteller with an amazing ability to deliver a scene that works on face value and as a metaphor

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Harvey S. Karten

Without so much as a raised voice, Adam Driver plays the title role of the kind of husband that many wives wish they had.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
Adam Driver delivers a sensitive performance in this intelligent character study that shows us a week in the life of a man living a melancholy existence, and it… More
Glenn Gaylord
Throughout his career, Jim Jarmusch has made films best described as an acquired taste. With deliberate pacing, droll, deadpan humor, and zero interest in… More
KJ Proulx
Using the word profound when speaking about a film is almost too complimentary. While no film is perfect, five star ratings are given out regardless. In the… More
Brendan Nicholls
At first I didn't know what to make of this film but the performances are top notch and the film grows on you. The slow burning film has a lot of love and… More
Mark Abell
Over the course of a week we meet Paterson (Adam Driver), a bus driver in Paterson, NJ, who is also a poet, and his live-in girlfriend, Laura (Golshifteh… More
Jacob Smith
Much La La Land, film majors will love this film for what it represents in the art of filmmaking, but unlike La La Land, Paterson has an inspiring message and a… More