San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Klapisch's masterstroke was to place at the center of a movie a man, forced by circumstances, to stop and simply observe.
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
This is a kaleidoscopic valentine to a great city from a director who knows and loves his subject.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Every character has life and depth. It's unusual for an episodic film to involve us so well in individual lives; as the narrative circles through their stories, we're genuinely curious about what will happen next.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Has a mature tapestry of characters, a welcome sense of humor and, most crucially, a lovely Juliette Binoche.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
The actors, remarkable and seasoned, take care of their end of things, stylishly and (when and where it can be arranged) truthfully.
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By James Berardinelli
Not much happens during the course of the movie but, as with all good dramas, the protagonists are richly drawn and the events of their lives become of interest.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
As a whole, though, Paris pulses with a contemporary version of the energy that animated Balzac's novels, or Colette's accounts of the life she observed from the window of her apartment in the Palais Royal.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
There are too many secondhand characters roving through Paris.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The best armchair holiday going - the cast is lovely to behold and the plot dips in and out of the arrondissements with panache. You almost don’t mind that none of it adds up to terribly much.
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The Hollywood Reporter

Paris is a bittersweet film containing rare moments of comedy.
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68 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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