• Isaac McKeithen

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Isaac McKeithen 28 Sep, 2014

    Only Manhattan rivals Midnight in Paris for Woody Allen's most beautiful film. He's made many but none that are as warm and lovely as this (he's not always consistent but more have been good than not). Manhattan's beauty is more distant and foreign, filmed in black and white by Gordon Willis, whereas Midnight in Paris is more inviting, using warmer shades from Darius Khondji. The movie wouldn't work otherwise, as Gil loves rhapsodizing about his rain-soaked walks. As with many…

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  • Peter Rogers

    ★★★★½ Watched by Peter Rogers 01 Sep, 2014 12

    The second watch in my night's Woody Allen double feature, Midnight in Paris feels every bit the spiritual predecessor to Blue Jasmine.

    It feels like Woody is able to so easily capture that nostalgic longing for the past, be it our own or another time, and instil the tugging fear that moments in the past are better then our own.

    Perhaps more so than having Owen Wilson go on a whirlwind tour of different literary and artistic personalities from the…

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  • Meaghanm20

    ★★★ Added by Meaghanm20

    Midnight in Paris was decent. The concept was fascinating, I love the concept of time travel and the sense of the "better times" The message was good. But I was not able to take Owen Wilson seriously. Some of the things he would try to be serious about would make me laugh. I would not have personally selected him as the leading man. However the costuming, set, and plot line was very well done.

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  • Colsson30

    ★★★★½ Added by Colsson30

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

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  • Carlos Rodríguez

    ★★★★ Watched by Carlos Rodríguez 05 Nov, 2011

    Midnight in Paris is a good-natured and beautiful film. It benefits from typically smart writing by Woody Allen, who also directed it with his unique talent for lovely romantic comedies such as this.

    The fantasy elements were absolutely full of magic and not being an intellectual, like Allen surely is, didn't allow me to get all the jokes and references about arts and literature from the 1920s but it didn't deterred my enjoyment of it, though. It had a great…

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  • the_narrator

    ★★★★ Watched by the_narrator 14 Sep, 2014

    Woody strip-mines his catalog, even going back to the stand-up days ("And then Gertrude Stein punched me in the face"), to good results. Darius Khondji should shoot all of Woody's movies, good or bad.

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  • Viv

    ★★★★★ Watched by Viv 14 Sep, 2014

    Brilliant acting, writing, music and cinematography all come together to make a witting, charming, visually beautiful film. A very nostalgic, romantic portrayal of one of the world's most iconic cities.

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  • Chris Hodgson

    ★★★★ Added by Chris Hodgson

    Worth watching for the cinematography alone. It's hardly life changing but it doesn't need to be. A wonderful, warm film that's easy to enjoy and absorb.

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  • John Connor

    ★★★ Watched by John Connor 22 Dec, 2011

    A pleasant enough time-waster, but this film is built on very slight (and kinda obvious) foundations. Really it was at it's best when Wilson's winsome accidental time-traveller just hung out with cool old famous people, and the film riffed on their known personalities. Corey Stoll as Hemingway, Alison Pill as Zelda Fitzgerald and Adrien Brody as Dali each stole the movie when they were in it, it's just a pity we kept leaving them to get back to the damn story.

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  • le3r0y

    ★★★½ Added by le3r0y

    Is this a movie I would choose to watch? to be honest with the Bio, no.

    This movie was recommended to me, I have watched it and I am pleased to say I actually enjoyed the film.

    Gil is a novelist in the making who is in love with Paris, especially during its golden age, the 1920's.
    While walking at night he is transported back to the 1920's and ineracts with all his mentors, not only writers but artists and…

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  • Drumaville

    ★★★ Added by Drumaville

    Having not seen many Woody Allen films I was slightly apprehensive however found it very enjoyable. Good performances from Owen Wilson, Michael Sheen and Rachel McAdams (if irritating) and interesting story line referencing greats from days gone by

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  • David Burgess

    ★★★★ Watched by David Burgess 10 Sep, 2014

    I generally don't mind Owen Wilson as an actor. His comedic roles are light and fun and I like his goofy demeanor. This foray into a more dramatic role though, has only elevated my opinion of the actor. I must admit I LOVE when actors play against type once in a while. I am thinking of Will Ferrell in Stranger Than Fiction and Bill Murray in Lost In Translation and others. Now I will have to add Owen Wilson to…

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