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Based on 20 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 100
    Jonathan Curiel San Francisco Chronicle

    A larger-than-life resonance. show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Touching and inspiring. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    It is straightforward, heartfelt and genuine. show more

  • 75
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    It's a small, heartening slice of life that feels like a crucial step toward something bigger. show more

  • 75
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    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. show more

  • 75
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    Heartfelt, if rather repetitive, documentary. show more

  • 63
    Janice Page Boston Globe

    Inspirational. show more

  • 50
    Allison Benedikt Chicago Tribune

    There's something both moving and crass in how directors Elliot Berlin and Joe Fab film these tiny paper fasteners. show more

  • 70
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Rough around the edges but rock-solid in its sense of place and its depiction of real people overreaching their apparent limitations. show more

  • 60

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

  • December 20, 2011 Karyn
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    Saw this movie in NYC at the Union Square theatre several years ago and enjoyed the movie. I always enjoy seeing the sociological and economic differences in peoples and how they react when confronted with something considered \"foreign\". It has a sad yet feel good theme and feels like an educational documentary film but is much more naturalized and not forced. In otherwords, you can believe this film.

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