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Based on 18 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    What should have been an affecting film becomes a rank blend of sentiment and sadism in the hands of Bruce Beresford, the Australian writer and director. show more

  • 50
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    A big problem in the beautifully shot movie, with top-billed Glenn Close heading a fine ensemble cast, is that there are too many characters. show more

  • 38
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    It settles for the recycled emotions of the past despite the fact "Schindler's List" has forever made such treatment shamefully passe. [18Apr1997 Pg.03.D] show more

  • 88
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    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). show more

  • 75
    San Francisco Examiner

    It's a beautiful movie. Too beautiful for its own good, really. show more

  • 63
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Given the predictable scenario, this picture needs passion, and all it gets is his workmanlike precision. What he's constructed is worthy enough, and certainly navigable, but you need more than the bricks of craft to build a road to paradise. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    But what the movie lacks is a story arc to pull us through. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The story has charming and uplifting moments as well as strong performances by an impressive cast. show more

  • 50
    TV Guide

    It's strange to imagine the subject of World War II a now no-brainer in the same league as sequels and old TV show-spinoffs, something safe and familiar in light of its new, "inspiring" spin. But that's the only way to explain the existence of this otherwise pointless picture. show more

  • 40
    Steve Davis Austin Chronicle

    Ultimately, Paradise Road is one of those well-intended films that doesn't completely succeed because it shortsightedly believes that its eloquent subject matter is enough, in and of itself, to create a memorable moviegoing experience. show more

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