• Released
  • May 20, 2011
  • (Limited 5/20, Expands 6/3, Wide 6/10)
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 34 min
  • Comedy
    Romance
Midnight in Paris Synopsis
A young engaged couple forced to confront the illusion that a life different from their own is better.
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Critic Ratings

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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A movie that's loving and wistful and often hysterically funny.
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90

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
In Woody Allen's beguiling and then bedazzling new comedy, nostalgia isn't at all what it used to be - it's smarter, sweeter, fizzier and...
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90

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
Darius Khondji's cinematography evokes to the hilt the gorgeously inviting Paris of so many people's imaginations (while conveniently...
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Midnight in Paris is not a perfect movie - as in "Julie & Julia" one senses its creator's impatience to leave the bleached-out present for...
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
What's fresh about Midnight in Paris is the way he (Allen) identifies with Gil's idealization of the past, of the Paris that represented art...
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80

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
As in "Purple Rose," the film works best when tweaking the disparate worlds thrown together, though "Midnight" is frothier, and so Wilson...
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75

NPR

By Ella Taylor
But lo! Isn't that Owen Wilson, blond and goyische to the gills, yet faithfully replicating the put-upon slump of the Allen shoulders, the...
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
A sweet-natured trifle, as flavorful and as thin as a crepe.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The familiar dialogue here makes one long for something closer to the edginess of "Manhattan" or the offbeat humor of "Vicky Cristina...
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Allen has fun in his imaginary French capital, turning his star-studded cast loose to interpret their characters as they wish.
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Midnight in Paris Review

By Derrick Deane
Woody Allen is back. This is without a doubt his best comedic work in a good ten, fifteen years. Mind you, he did have that brief spell where he turned into a dramatic filmmaker but thankfully, with...

Delightful!

By yeshka14
Woody Allen is back! We smiled throughout the entire movie - love, love, loved it!...

Odd but interesting

By mualam
I liked the premise of the story and how wilson carried it through but was quite surprised by the other characters and their place in the story. regardless its a good watch!...

Do not see if you will never be able to go to Paris.

By cfguthoff
I'm pretty sure 98% of the audience exclaims "Let's go to Paris!" after seeing this movie. I know I did. A charming story about idolizing the past, and learning to accept and enjoy your present. ...

In the moody for whimsy?

By SoloRojoTito
I will not write a plot synopsis. I will state simply that this was a sweet tale of a middle-aged man who is a bit lost and finds inspiration in reliving the past with his literary and artistic...

Saw it twice! Can't wait to add it to my personal collection!

By joquee
I rarely pay to see a movie twice in theaters but I couldn't help myself with Midnight in Paris! Although I do not think it will get an invite to the Academy Awards I do considerate a must see! ...

Romantic and insightful

By RandytheMovieFan
This is an antidote for those thinking the grass is always greener somewhere else, an insight into the mysteries of love and attraction, and an adoring poem to the city of Paris, complete with the...

Romantic, fun, cultural and intellectual as well!

By fan87
I love the movie! It brought back my souvenir of Paris. The beginning snapshots of street life in Paris quickly lure the audience into the romantic setting and bring out the main theme of the move....

Classic Woody Allen movie... without the humour

By bethess
Now, I'm not saying this movie is not funny. It is! It has many moments of awkward humour marking it certainly as a Woody Allen film, but Midnight in Paris has a stronger bent to real human emotion...

A Beautiful Time

By popcorn_soda
After watching this film I feel shamefully ignorant of classic art and literature. It's refreshing to know there are people today who can speak the languages of art and romance. Something inside...

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Rated PG-13 | For For some sexual references and smoking
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 14+ Jaunty romcom mines adult themes of marriage and career.
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