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Based on 15 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 4 )
  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    What we have in this film is a whole lot of nothing, and the little that's there is irritating. show more

  • 50
    Wall Street Journal

    Quirky. Wacky. Offbeat. Outré. The words that come to mind regarding Paper Man might prompt you run in the opposite direction. And perhaps you should, except for the performances of Jeff Daniels and Emma Stone. show more

  • 40
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Overly analytical, cutesy comedy-drama. show more

  • 30
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Paper Man is a bad idea, and the film, despite a few brave and good performances, never recovers from awkwardness of its premise. show more

  • 64
    Ian Buckwalter NPR

    Aided by subtly wounded performances by Daniels and Stone, and a surprisingly affecting comic turn from Reynolds, Paper Man makes up for many of its shortcomings with an abundance of heart. show more

  • 63
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Far from perfect, but it holds your interest as a character study because of strong performances by Daniels and Stone. show more

  • 25
    Rex Reed New York Observer

    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 undiagnosed mental illness for which there is no cure. show more

  • 40
    Time Out New York

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

  • 40
    Pete Hammond Boxoffice Magazine

    Too introverted and gimmicky for its own good. show more

  • 67
    Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly

    Concentrate instead on the delightful performances. A thespian shoutout goes to Reynolds (his hair bleached bright yellow for the gig) for his jaunty way with a cape, tights, and the hands-on-hip poses of superherodom. show more

  • October 25, 2011 ihatepinkduh
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    Absolutely loved this. Anyone who disliked it clearly didn’t fully understand the film. SIGH. It was a mix of laughter, confusion, and tear

  • February 03, 2011 sildrum25
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    Wasn't sure when I started it but as it progressed it was very interesting, I loved the cast they worked well together. I was very pleased that stumbled upon this hidden gem.

  • February 01, 2011 runner10520
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    Kind of stupid but funny.

  • July 03, 2010 bernie
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    I liked it very much.

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