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Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11

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  1. Apr 16, 2012
    Interesting, off-beat drama-comedy. But awkward writing, plot and fairly cheesy scenes let it down. However, occasionally funny, well cast, and endearing character relationships.
  2. May 29, 2011
    There were moments that just sparked an amazing will to stop the movie, with no connections situations, dialogues, and sometimes appalling "abnormalities" narrated carelessly (Ryan Reynolds's character is a super-hero and the protagonist's imaginary friend made by Jeff Daniels). But you know those rare cases where it is worth an hour of looking bad movie to be presented with a totally wonderful? That's exactly what happens in "Paper Man." The relationship between the characters of Jeff Daniels and Emma Stone (pride) becomes so sincere that transforms the story into a drama full of sensitivity. Just thought a pity that the couple Kieran Mulroney and Michele Mulroney have not demonstrated the necessary skill to develop a better structure of the script. Expand

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 15
  2. Negative: 5 out of 15
  1. Paper Man is a bad idea, and the film, despite a few brave and good performances, never recovers from awkwardness of its premise.
  2. Reviewed by: Andrew Barker
    The picture's biggest stumbling block is its superhero hook.
  3. Reviewed by: Michelle Orange
    An artist-in-crisis piece run through a drab but quirk-conscious indie processor, Paper Man is everything a film like "Lost in Translation" fought not to be.