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The Paperboy


Rated R for strong sexual content, violence and language.

R In Theaters 10/5/2012 , 107min.
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Critic score based on 36 reviews

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December 02, 2013
The actors were all very good, even Zach Efron. Poor guy has people decide not to like him before he gets a chance. He needs to be less attractive to stop this reaction. It seems to be a form of prejudice seldom discussed. John Cusak plays his real self (insider info) leaves you not feeling well.
June 01, 2013
Kidman is good ******* another terrible Zac Efron movie
May 25, 2013
great acting kidman that's it another Zac Efron crap fest.
March 04, 2013
Great acting from Kidman stupid story....
November 02, 2012
gritty. and if you like people watching, or watching people who are different than you, it is totally absorbing!

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

The Paperboy is a nutty movie in terms of content, but it's also assembled in a demented fashion - there's a sense that literally anything could happen, and that its raunchy, heat-dazed story could wander down any path without regard to sense or an overall narrative. Full Review
A.O. Scott
The New York Times
It is by turns lurid, humid, florid, languid and stupid, but it is pretty much all id all the time. Full Review
Amy Nicholson
Boxoffice Magazine
This is a curio that demands to be seen. Full Review
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
There is such unflinching passion in the piece that The Paperboy deserves to be seen even though it can feel almost as flawed as its characters. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
Gator-filled swamps, an ultra-grungy murderer, racial undertones and a sexually charged atmosphere make up the tense and lurid world of The Paperboy. Full Review

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