Paper Man Synopsis
A washed-up writer forges a bond with a teenager from Long Island.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Concentrate instead on the delightful performances. A thespian shoutout goes to Reynolds (his hair bleached bright yellow for the gig) for...
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NPR

By Ian Buckwalter
Aided by subtly wounded performances by Daniels and Stone, and a surprisingly affecting comic turn from Reynolds, Paper Man makes up for...
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63

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Far from perfect, but it holds your interest as a character study because of strong performances by Daniels and Stone.
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50

Wall Street Journal

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Quirky. Wacky. Offbeat. Outré. The words that come to mind regarding Paper Man might prompt you run in the opposite direction. And perhaps...
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40

Boxoffice Magazine

By Pete Hammond
Too introverted and gimmicky for its own good.
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40

Time Out New York

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Fine performers can’t salvage a toxically precious script, though Stone (Zombieland), with her disarming poise, makes a go of it.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Overly analytical, cutesy comedy-drama.
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30

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Paper Man is a bad idea, and the film, despite a few brave and good performances, never recovers from awkwardness of its premise.
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25

New York Observer

By Rex Reed
Instead of the feel-good comedy they intended, you are left with the suspicion that the movie is really about a man suffering from an...
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
What we have in this film is a whole lot of nothing, and the little that's there is irritating.
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Paper Man

By dsyracuse
I was lucky enough (honored even) to see this marvelous film at the Hamptons Int. Film Fest., & participate in the postshow discussion hosted by director/screenwriter duo, the Mulroneys. Almost...

Fantastic

By Markie_G
LOVED this movie, it was a slow starter (but in a good way) and in the end I cared so much about the characters and was very moved by their struggles and their connections to each other. It was...

Five Word Review

By BKallday
this is a delightful film...

Five Word Review

By caropana-filmcritic
interesting real emotional touching fun...

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Rated R | For language and a scene of sexuality