The Cars That Ate Paris
The Cars That Ate Paris (1974)

This first effort from acclaimed writer/director Peter Weir is set in the secluded rural town of Paris, Australia, where the chief source of income is provided by the orchestration of automobile accidents -- which frequently claim the lives… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 1, 1974
DVD Release Date: May 4, 2004
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Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kenneth Robinson
The Spectator

At the end of the story the young men rebel against discipline and use the stock cars to attack and destroy many of the wooden buildings in the town. I looked for symbolism here and failed to find it.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Establishes many of the themes that he would revisit later in his career; it especially resembles The Truman Show in many ways.

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Derek Smith
Apollo Guide

As a low-budget first film, director Peter Weir could've done worse, but I'm thankful that his career continued in a very different direction than this film would suggest.

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Aj V
I found this movie confusing, slow, boring, and very strange. I wasn't sure if anything was actually going on. I wouldn't recommend seeing this… More
Marcus Woolcott
First off, this is Paris: Australia, not Paris: France. It's a charming little horror debut from Peter Weir that sits somewhere between Clockwork Orange… More
Jojo Shek
Horror movie genre that involves killing machines specially cars are mostly bad ideas to start with. This is an early film of director Peter Weir (Gallipoli).… More