100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Jonathan Curiel
A larger-than-life resonance.
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75

Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
The best moments in Paper Clips - and there are plenty - come when it doesn't resort to mundane cliches or calculated emotions to make its point.
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75

Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
Heartfelt, if rather repetitive, documentary.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It is straightforward, heartfelt and genuine.
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75

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
It's a small, heartening slice of life that feels like a crucial step toward something bigger.
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70

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Rough around the edges but rock-solid in its sense of place and its depiction of real people overreaching their apparent limitations.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Touching and inspiring.
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63

Boston Globe

By Janice Page
Inspirational.
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60

Empire

Brings a lump to the throat without resorting to emotional manipulation. Deserves an A for effort.
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Allison Benedikt
There's something both moving and crass in how directors Elliot Berlin and Joe Fab film these tiny paper fasteners.
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64 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.