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  • Summary: Various aspects of Paris are revealed through vignettes directed by 21 different directors.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Anthology films usually work better in theory than execution, but this feature parade of shorts is a blithe, worldly, and enchanting exception.
  2. The best episodes have the emotional resonance of full-length features, and yet I didn't want them to be a moment longer than they are.
  3. Eighteen short films by an international who's-who of filmmakers make up this omnibus celebrating the joys and sorrows of love and Paris, organized by neighborhood.
  4. 70
    Paris, je t'aime builds into something quite wonderful.
  5. 63
    As an ad for the city's charms, Paris couldn't have asked for a more sweetly jaundiced love letter.
  6. A cinematic tasting menu consisting entirely of amuse-bouches. After two hours of such tidbits the palate is sated. But if there is no need for a main course, you still leave feeling vaguely disappointed at not being served one.
  7. Most features composed of sketches by different filmmakers are wildly uneven. This one is consistently mediocre or slightly better, albeit pleasant and watchable. It helps that none of the episodes runs longer than five or six minutes.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Aug 17, 2010
    10
    Paris je t'aime is truly a breath of fresh air. Many modern American movies are thick with plot, drama and action just for sake of having a discernible 'wow' factor, but Paris je t'aime is a clever little movie that is really just a combination of short love stories that take place within Paris--ranging anywhere from divorce, to monster love, to love of a child.

    It was great to go to a movie and not have to invest so much of myself to it. The stories are so diverse that you really get to experience a wide variety of lives and situations, a few of which are bound to touch you in some way.
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  2. MikeF.
    Jun 24, 2007
    10
    An acquired taste, but this ensemble of directors is simply beautiful.
  3. ValerieW.
    Jul 19, 2007
    9
    Like a book of great short stories, only on film. It was so interesting to see each director's take on Paris. Even the ones I didn't like still added to the overall effect of the movie. Great song at the end - "We're All in the Dance". Expand
  4. JoeJoeH
    Jul 26, 2007
    7
    I will admit this movie didn't really get to me until about halfway through. Up until that point I thought many of the stories were nice ideas but not good short films. They felt trite, stunted, and underdeveloped. Then at a little over halfway through something changed and each segment got better and better until the final film which was worth the price of admission (in my opinion). Also, the "coffee" segment moved me more than movies 10 times its length. Expand
  5. Aug 27, 2014
    7
    The collection of vignettes features notable sketches with many well-known actors--some of them taking their hand at directing. Nearly each vignette is either pleasant or moving on its own, and together it's a wonderful showcase in Paris. Expand
  6. Nov 1, 2012
    7
    There isn't one vignette that deserves more than a seven (many of them deserve less), but "Paris Je T'aime" none the less is frothy fun to be had which lets us observe the City of Lights with a certain beauty you don't see too often in French films. Featuring wonderful American (and English) actors, like Natalie Portman, Willem Dafoe, Emily Mortimer, etc., French actors Fanny Ardant, Ludivine Sagnier, Juliette Binoche, etc., and a bevy of fine directors like the Coen Brothers, Wes Craven, Tom Twyker, etc., "Paris Je T'aime" is always interesting because you never know what to expect. Collapse
  7. PatP.
    Jun 18, 2007
    4
    Walked out after 7 of the stories. Stupid, incoherent, like a director's drug-induced set of dreams? And of course Paris is photogenic per one of the reviews. But the movie itself? Stupid. Expand

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