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Paradise Road

Rated R for prisoner of war brutality and violence.

R In Theaters 04/11/1997 , 115min.
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Critic score based on 18 reviews

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August 16, 2011
is good
June 17, 2010
this movie was a real eye opener for me I had no idea that non millarity women were held captive during wwII and what they endured.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
There's grist here for a genuinely stirring film. But writer-director Bruce Beresford -- who created the screenplay from interviews with real-life World War II prisoners (who also performed music for the Japanese) -- reduces everything to its most uninteresting banality. [18Apr1997 Pg. N.44] Full Review
Emanuel Levy
Though carefully rendered from a historical perspective, this powerful account of female friendship and bonding under the most cruel conditions lacks the narrative focus and dramatic shapeliness to generate emotional excitement. Full Review
James Berardinelli
The exceptionally strong cast showcases American, British, and Australian actresses, all of whom show an astonishing willingness to appear in physically unflattering circumstances (no makeup, hair and skin caked with drying mud). Full Review
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
A warmhearted horror show that puts cliched movie people into a realistic situation, the signals it sends out are nothing but mixed. Full Review
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
Beresford, who'd like to teach the world to sing, makes the moment as moving as a Coca-Cola jingle. It's not the real thing, but it's effective. Full Review

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