Metascore
35

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 15
  2. Negative: 5 out of 15
  1. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Oct 17, 2013
    30
    Like much of Ms. Cody’s work, Paradise plays out in quippy sound bites, only this time they feel entirely unsuited to Lamb’s sheltered background.
  2. Reviewed by: A.A. Dowd
    Oct 16, 2013
    25
    Destined to please only "Rock Of Ages" fans who wished Hough and Brand had more screen time together, Paradise boasts the broadest, most saccharine tendencies of its writer and first-time director. In Cody terms, it’s a doodle that can’t be undid.
  3. Reviewed by: Rodrigo Perez
    Sep 6, 2013
    25
    Paradise is neither a good film nor is there any evidence it was a good script.
  4. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Oct 17, 2013
    20
    Ultimately, Paradise is a tiny version of a saint’s journey among sinners, an immature conception. Peramb-you-later, Lamb.
  5. Reviewed by: Joshua Rothkopf
    Oct 15, 2013
    20
    If mean-spirited snarksters had set out to trash the reputation of "Juno" screenwriter Diablo Cody, they couldn’t have done a more vicious job than the Oscar winner herself does with her directorial debut.
User Score
4.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Oct 18, 2013
    5
    I love Julianne Hough so I went to see this movie. Needless to say I was a little disappointed- the storyline was very predictable & acting was so-so. You know when you go to a movie and you're so involved in the story that you forget they are acting- I was hoping for this but it was just the opposite. Save your money. Full Review »