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Midnight in Paris (2011)



Average Rating: 7.8/10
Reviews Counted: 205
Fresh: 191 | Rotten: 14

It may not boast the depth of his classic films, but the sweetly sentimental Midnight in Paris is funny and charming enough to satisfy Woody Allen fans.


Average Rating: 8.1/10
Critic Reviews: 47
Fresh: 45 | Rotten: 2

It may not boast the depth of his classic films, but the sweetly sentimental Midnight in Paris is funny and charming enough to satisfy Woody Allen fans.



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This is a romantic comedy set in Paris about a family that goes there because of business, and two young people who are engaged to be married in the fall have experiences there that change their lives. It's about a young man's great love for a city, Paris, and the illusion people have that a life different from theirs would be much better. It stars Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, Kathy Bates, Carla Bruni, among others. -- (C) Sony Classics


Comedy, Romance

Woody Allen

Dec 20, 2011


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All Critics (205) | Top Critics (47) | Fresh (191) | Rotten (14) | DVD (7)

It's fun and it's most welcome.

October 5, 2011 Full Review Source: Time Out
Time Out
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"Midnight in Paris" is a bonbon to ease the craving for Allen's earlier, funnier films.

June 10, 2011 Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Midnight in Paris is a loving embrace of the city, of art and of life itself.

June 10, 2011 Full Review Source: Detroit News | Comments (5)
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Our hero has found his groove among the Lost Generation and, for us, there's some amusement to be had in sharing Gil's thrills -- it's like stepping into a Classic Comics version of A Moveable Feast.

June 3, 2011 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Comments (2)
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Midnight in Paris is charming and clever, at times wickedly astute and hopeful.

June 3, 2011 Full Review Source: Denver Post | Comment (1)
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Woody Allen attracts promising players and does nothing with them.

June 3, 2011 Full Review Source: The New Republic | Comments (29)
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I continue to be utterly taken with Midnight in Paris.

June 1, 2014 Full Review Source: 2UE That Movie Show
2UE That Movie Show

It's charming and smart, and riddled with little joys.

August 3, 2013 Full Review Source: Daily Herald (IL)
Daily Herald (IL)

It's attractive and easy to slip into, but [Allen] didn't put enough thought into the design, and it soon falls apart.

August 3, 2013 Full Review Source: Charlotte Observer
Charlotte Observer

It lacks the humor of Annie Hall. It lacks the depth of Manhattan. But it manages to entertain, mainly as an homage to Paris - a romp through the city's intellectual and artistic history.

August 3, 2013 Full Review Source: Austin American-Statesman
Austin American-Statesman

Souffle light and long on charm, one of Allen's wittiest and certainly his most literary

January 8, 2013 Full Review Source: McClatchy-Tribune News Service
McClatchy-Tribune News Service

The blend of charm, magic, wit, and characterization come together to make this an engaging and intellectually stimulating experience. This is a great film and one of the best of the year thus far.

September 20, 2012 Full Review Source:

The fact that Allen never explains how Bender bends time is a wise choice, there's no bogging down of the narrative which allows the flick to keep skipping along at a effervescent pace.

August 27, 2012 Full Review Source: NECN

Nostalgic fluff (for all its faux rejection thereof), but it's my brand of fluff

July 21, 2012 Full Review Source: Cinemania

[A] work of genius... [B]ecomes the butt of its own gentle joke... one that wraps up a paralyzing self-awareness in a redemptive self-deprecation to, finally and splendidly, laugh with great good humor at itself.

February 15, 2012 Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher
Flick Filosopher

As on-screen Allen stand-ins go, Wilson is definitely one of the more effective ones, recognizably channelling those Allen neuroses within his own established persona and distinct comic rhythms.

February 7, 2012 Full Review Source:

Woody Allen seemed to have lost his fizz as a filmmaker of late - and then he uncorked the sparkling Midnight in Paris, a comic fantasy with all the effervescence of vintage champagne.

February 3, 2012 Full Review Source: Movie Talk
Movie Talk

Woody Allen's comedy Midnight in Paris is a superior late-period work precisely because it appears that age and wisdom have finally allowed him to discover that his romantic streak can acknowledge his realist/cynical side without succumbing to it.

January 3, 2012 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

An accomplished film that's as entertaining as it is deliciously offbeat.

December 29, 2011 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

Watchable, and on a certain level, it's quite enjoyable.

December 29, 2011 Full Review Source: Goatdog's Movies
Goatdog's Movies

[Woody] Allen brings his fantasy to life with such affection and joy that he transports us into his dream come true as a shared fantasy.

December 22, 2011 Full Review Source:

A surprise treat from Woody Allen who has spent too much energy selling his films to mainstream audiences...

November 30, 2011 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

einai apo aytes tis tainies poy se xaideyoyne epibrabeytika sto kefali, h anamesa sta mpoytia, giati exeis akoysta ton Cole Porter kai ton F. Scott Fitzgerald

November 20, 2011 Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses | Comments (4)
Movies for the Masses

Allen wants you to love Paris as much as Gil does and wants to show you the magic, the romance and the spark the city holds for him.

November 17, 2011 Full Review Source: The Standard
The Standard

Filled with light-hearted fancy and a dazzling cast, Woody Allen's latest film is a magical stroll through a magnificent city

October 24, 2011 Full Review Source: Moviedex | Comments (3)

Although the film suggests that we should enjoy the present for all it's worth, we have a great time enjoying this brief episode in a literate and beauty-filled past

October 22, 2011 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
Urban Cinefile

Audience Reviews for Midnight in Paris

Another light but quite mysterious and powerful drama from Woody Allen, as simple as always.. The cast weren't full of A-list actor, but they're pretty convincing enough to me as they brought a good performance.. But overall, it's just another sweet romantic movie by Woody Allen.. Not one of his best but definitely worth to watch..
March 17, 2014
Sanjaya 丘耀文

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One of the most enjoyable and delightful of Allen's films to me. Wilson was great as Woody Allen as well.
January 24, 2014
Graham Jones

Super Reviewer

January 11, 2014
Directors Cat
Directors Cat

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I enjoyed it mostly because of the setting and its cinematography. The scenes shot around Paris are amazing and it's hard not to fall in love with this city. Unfortunately, I did not care too much for the main characters, although I did enjoy the secondary characters portraying literary figures, like Dali, the Fitzgerald's and Hemingway.
December 30, 2013

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    1. Ernest: I believe that love that is true and real, creates a respite from death. All cowardice comes from not loving or not loving well, which is the same thing. And then the man who is brave and true looks death squarely in the face, like some rhino-hunters I know or Belmonte, who is truly brave... It is because they make love with sufficient passion, to push death out of their minds... until it returns, as it does, to all men... and then you must make really good love again.
    – Submitted by Samira O (21 months ago)
    1. Paul: Nostalgia is denial - denial of the painful present... the name for this denial is golden age thinking - the erroneous notion that a different time period is better than the one ones living in - its a flaw in the romantic imagination of those people who find it difficult to cope with the present.
    – Submitted by Samira O (21 months ago)
    1. Gil: Adriana, if you stay here though, and this becomes your present then pretty soon you'll start imagining another time was really your... You know, was really the golden time. Yeah, that's what the present is. It's a little unsatisfying because life's a little unsatisfying.
    – Submitted by Samira O (21 months ago)
    1. Gert: The artist's job is not to succumb to despair but to find an antidote for the emptiness of existence.
    – Submitted by Samira O (21 months ago)
    1. Gil: That's what the present is. It's a little unsatisfying because life's a little unsatisfying.
    – Submitted by justin j (2 years ago)
    1. Ernest: No subject is terrible if the story is true, if the prose is clean and honest, and if it affirms courage and grace under pressure.
    – Submitted by Chad E (2 years ago)
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