Paris 36 Synopsis
In 1936 Paris three out-of-work friends stage a musical in a theater, with the hope of buying it.
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
A gleaming hunk of French period schmaltz expertly rendered by director Christophe Barratier.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
The nicest that can be said of this unapologetically schmaltzy, and not unenjoyable, affair is that it is the best 1936 musical made in...
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It's pleasant and amusing. If I had seen it before I was born, I would have loved it.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Barratier directs with a jaunty artifice more typically seen on stage, but with the exception of Arnezeder, his cast turns theatricality to...
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58

Portland Oregonian

By Marc Mohan
Politics and art come together in predictable, moderately enjoyable fashion in Paris 36.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A little like spending the holidays with strangers. The spirits are high, the relationships are warm, the personal stories have a shared...
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The Hollywood Reporter

The movie is almost rescued by the wonderful 1930's style songs (written by Reinhardt Wanger and Frank Thomas) that populate its final act.
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Boston Globe

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In short, the financial crisis and social upheaval of 1930s France never looked so appealing.
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Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
In the end, it's much ado about nothing. Oh, the ennui, the ennui.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It's like a pastry that's been sitting on the shelf for 60 years.
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36 Faubourg

By goldquips
Great film. Just a delight. Well directed, acted and presented. a real old-fashioned movie musical but done with real artistry and sensitively. go see it....

Paris 36

By gdelatorre
Is fine a little slow at the begining but the music and the sings are good.....

Paris 39

By patvail
Mais c'est formidable! What a charming picture for a semi-rainy weekend. Tho I don't believe I had seen any of the actors before, they were quite an ensemble. And the music was such fun - shades...

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Rated PG-13 | For some sexuality and nudity, violence and brief language