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Midnight in Paris

2011
Romance
Comedy
1h 34m
A romantic comedy about a family traveling to the French capital for business. The party includes a young engaged couple forced to confront the illusion that a life different from their own is better. (imdb)
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Midnight in Paris

2011
Romance
Comedy
1h 34m
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Rated 15 May 2011
84
91st
A fun escapist adventure in which Allen tries to catapult us and himself into an alluring bygone world of fantasy and romance, but every time he comes close to making magic he is let down by his urge for silliness and buffoonery. The film is propelled largely by jazz music, costumes and name-dropping, a gimmick which brings regular laughs. But it also feels lightweight with a lot of loose ends. More of a sketched idea, than polished prose. Still it's one of his most entertaining films in years.
Rated 18 Jun 2011
50
10th
Midnight to Paris takes us to the Early 20th Century Zoo of Famous Artists. None of the artists we encounter are on screen for a meaningful amount of time, and their characterizations are cardboard stereotypes. It's a lame inside joke that quickly becomes tedious. It isn't totally intolerable, but do not expect anything more than a mediocre romantic comedy. I wish the inhabitants of the zoo escaped and turned this into a Jurassic Park scenario. Hemingway and Dali deserved better.
Rated 14 Jun 2011
4
70th
The most purely FUN Allen movie I've seen since I don't know when. The gimmick is arguably stretched thin a bit, but done with such flair and joy that it had me captivated the whole time, and allows for a unique exploration of art/the artist, love, nostalgia, and finding your place in the world. For a Woody Allen fanboy like me, the indulgences are never bothersome - I had a grin on my face most of the time.
Rated 18 Jun 2011
9
90th
I know my exploration of Allen's earlier body of work is long overdue but as long as he keeps making films like these, you won't hear me complain. The contemporary scenes are merely window dressing for the meticulously staged, beautifully designed older segments. In fact, I couldn't wait for those scenes to blow over and witness Gil - a character that entangles you with his humbleness and appealing enthusiasm - stroll through the streets of 1920's Paris. An absolute delight.
Rated 04 Aug 2011
60
50th
First, the good: Wilson works the Woody-type performance well and Stoll was an amusing highlight. Secondly, the bad: % ... Thirdly, the great: % ... Which, I suppose, is my douchy, smart-alecky way of trying to say that I liked it - never loved it. Thing is: Allen's latest is the equivalent of hanging out with the Michael Sheen character, one to which you might easily warm and have a good time with only to then quickly realize that the experience was a rather shallow one. I did enjoy it, though.
Rated 25 Dec 2011
58
15th
I like where it ended up, but getting there was not fun. The setup is painful, with everyone sliding into narrow, phony, pre-defined roles. And then we get to the parade of shallow 1920's references. Wilson is vaguely likeable as he naturally is, but his character is frankly a drag. McAdams and Sheen come off like straw men, not real human beings in the slightest. Moreover, I didn't find very much of it funny or even that charming. The whole thing was unsatisfying and disappointing.
Rated 30 Aug 2011
7
68th
Woody's love letter to Paris and another hit in a long line of wonderful movies from the legend. Takes awhile to get going but the stuff in the 1920's is really enjoyable. Typical themes and some familiar characters but I'm a fan so it doesn't bother me. Yet another stellar cast, with Owen Wilson fitting in perfectly to the Woody Allen universe.
Rated 12 Apr 2018
95
84th
I have seen this quite a few times for a class I am in, so I decided to rerank it since I last watched. The more I learn about France, I realize there are a lot of things about this movie I never caught the first time, so that added to the experience. I find Paris to be fascinating, so I enjoyed this a whole lot. Woody Allen captures the feel of Paris really well, from the music to the beautiful scenery. The movie also had me rethinking my own "glory days". Good performances everyone on set too.
Rated 30 Jul 2011
50
41st
Makes lots of references to artists and authors, but doesn't do so in a funny or interesting way. "Hemingway liked writing about courage!" "Dali was kind of wacky!" "Fitzgerald loved his crazy wife!" These aren't insightful observations, to say the least. Besides which, the characters from the present are HORRIBLY, PAINFULLY written, and the film's theme has been done before and better by other films (No Country, for instance). It won't kill you to watch, but it's definitely not anything special
Rated 09 Oct 2011
80
73rd
Woody delivers a well appreciated and well made dabble in magical realism. One of his bests in recent memory. As annoying as Owen Wilson typically is, he spouts Woody-isms as if he was born to play him. A wonderfully fun cast.
Rated 27 Jul 2016
92
84th
Woody Allen at his most accessible and crowd-pleasing. The ultimate live-for-the-moment message has been done many times before, of course, but seldom so elegantly. Warm, funny, and charming.
Rated 29 May 2011
85
90th
Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris is wonderfully funny and charming. It's a great movie that's similar to the equally great Purple Rose of Cairo, but it shines with bright optimism. I loved it.
Rated 24 Jun 2011
4
74th
Perhaps Gil's infatuation for bygone eras is a condition shared by most cinephiles and art enthusiasts. It's an autobiographical element consistent in Allen's work, and Midnight in Paris may be a late life self-reckoning. Its rosey recreation of a golden age is as amusing as Allen's best magic realist works have been, in effect a reproach of naive ideas about the past being inherently better than the present. There are things worth living for now, they just haven't been curated by posterity.
Rated 06 Aug 2011
9
91st
Very charming and it all just skips along nicely. The interactions with the iconic characters of the 1920s are the obvious highlight. Also, Marion Cotillard is just the best, she is outstanding in everything.
Rated 07 Aug 2011
3
32nd
Giving T.S. Eliot so little screen time should be a punishable offence. Otherwise, Midnight in Paris is fun and light. My main complaint is that it's kind of insubstantial. It's a film that doesn't have much to say, so it just keeps repeating things over and over again. Frankly, I got sick of hearing Wilson praise the beauty and greatness of Paris.
Rated 20 Aug 2013
78
74th
Cute, warm and ridiculously pleasant to watch. A bit shocking too, since apparently I liked Owen Wilson in a movie. Truly, this is the age of wonders.
Rated 16 Oct 2011
93
98th
This isn't just a return to form for Allen, it's straight up one of his best. Wilson surprised me, channeling the Allen spirit without ever trying to imitate him, the supporting cast is fantastic and the story is beautiful, charming and imaginative. Paris is as essential to the script as anything else and its beauty and history provide a great context for the events.
Rated 04 Jan 2012
64
35th
Unfocused and just assumed we'd be fascinated unraveling what was a very obvious point immediately. Shallow and borderline unlikable characters. One of the most overrated movies of the year.
Rated 06 Jun 2011
85
74th
Classic Woody Allen tropes & humor injected into a smarty-pants version of Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure.
Rated 28 Feb 2012
83
67th
I was completely enchanted. Minor flaws like the arguable broad strokes that some of the characters are painted with are easily glossed over by how charming and fun the flick is. There's a sincere joy in every shot that lets you know the passion Allen has for the city and the era. I loved pretty much everything about the plot and where it went. Plenty of laugh-out-loud moments (even if I felt kind of pretentious about a lot of them).
Rated 12 Jun 2011
95
97th
Loved it. It felt like one of the classic Woody Allen films from the late 70s/early 80s. The screenplay is funny, charming and original. The acting is all solid (some is great) and delivers on what seemed like many fun and dynamic roles (only McAdams character felt too 1 dimensional). His usual pessimism is present here, but is toned down and paired with an eventual optimistic closure for the main character that reminded me of the feelings I got from the final monologue from Manhattan.
Rated 13 Jun 2011
1
0th
The groupie-like celebration of Allen's doubled-up cultural insecurity and ambition represents a global degradation of culture standards.
Rated 20 Jun 2011
2
39th
Would have worked better as a short story, but there are quite a few funny moments and Wilson is remarkably tolerable.
Rated 10 Jan 2012
90
86th
I just read Hemingway's "A Moveable Feast" before seeing this film. Just out of coincidence, too. Good god, I want to be in Paris in the 1920s. I love the romanticism of the past and even the qualifying notion of appreciating the present, a lesson that I still need to learn.
Rated 14 Aug 2011
92
94th
My favorite Woody Allen film of all time? Quite possibly so. Time will tell. This was really a rare treat from a director who has just kept on disappointing me over the last decade (Match Point and Vicky Christina being exceptions). Owen Wilson has never been better and felt that this was the character I've had the easiest time relating to of all the movies I've seen. And the small details like Brody's Dalí made this my favorite movie of the year so far. Thank you Woody!
Rated 16 Aug 2011
65
57th
I too have a soft spot for nostalgia as well as the city of all cities, and Woody's homage to both is pleasant company indeed. Overall not his sharpest nor wittiest work, though.
Rated 11 Sep 2011
10
92nd
A movie full of humor, nostalgia, love, and beauty - Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris is my favorite film of the year thus far. I was laughing constantly and couldn't help but feel nostalgic for something I haven't even necessarily experienced before. It's this feeling that Allen was able to implant in myself as an audience that really made this one special. LOVED this film!
Rated 30 Jan 2016
85
82nd
A fun and nostalgic look into 20th century art and the typical Woody Allen story of a man unhappy in his position. Almost all of this movie was entertaining to say the least, and seeing Bates, Brody, Hiddleston, and McAdams play such fun caricatures was awesome. Fun story, great director, and a solid cast; not much more you can ask for.
Rated 23 Oct 2011
65
60th
First of all, Barcelona was better than this. Secondly; wtf about insulting the genius of Bunuel? Say Allen, is it from jealousy that you can never make a movie like "El Angel Exterminador" and Bunuel criticized your type of bohemian living?
Rated 04 Jun 2012
100
99th
A breathtaking, spellbinding comedy from Woody Allen that makes you laugh and think in equal measures. The script is fun, playful and enigmatic. The acting is brilliant from all, especially Corey Stoll and Adrien Brody but the score and the cinematography are the glue to this wonderful film.
Rated 23 Nov 2011
50
48th
Eh. You can't exactly hate a film this light but I didn't enjoy it either. I laughed a couple of times but both the present and the past had their problems - his fiancee and her family are strawmen, why are they even together? The awkwardly inserted political jibing was groanworthy. And then all the 1920's artists were caricatures who are just there to make Gil feel better about himself. Harmless self-affirming fantasy material that wasn't for me.
Rated 26 Jan 2012
74
67th
Consistently pleasant, and the many references to major artists and filmmakers who called Paris their home in the 20's are undeniably appealing without getting tediously redundant. Gil giving Bunuel the idea for "The Exterminating Angel" was a highlight. The one gripe one can have is that the film is perhaps a tad bit too light in its' examination of the main themes and the plot department in general. For a headier (and superior) film about art and the psyche or artists, see "Certified Copy."
Rated 08 Jan 2012
40
21st
Woody Allen'in "cocuk piyesi" tadinda, "bebelere balon" formatli bu utopik fantazyalari hic cekilmiyor artik. bastan savma karikaturize karakterler, orijinal olma hevesiyle yola cikan temelsiz catisiz dandik bi senaryo falan. meeh. kulliyen uyduruk. baskalarina oykunen kimliksiz sinemasini oldum olasi sevmezdim zaten; bu sefer de guldurmedi. :/
Rated 04 Jun 2011
66
19th
Although the concept is solid, the jokes fall flat & the characterization often feels lazy. Colliding w/ long-dead artists loses its charm & the script gives Wilson no reason 2 want 2 choose the present: not only is his wife callously disloyal (McAdams proves actors will play even the most 1-dimensional & unflattering of roles in order 2 work w/ Allen), but who wouldn't want to hang out w/ their favorite heroes of all time? The choice he makes may be insightful but it's not particularly logical.
Rated 09 Jun 2011
6
55th
Crypto-fascist airhead zombies!
Rated 12 Jun 2011
8
93rd
Much, much better than Whatever Works or You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger. Woody's got a little magic left in him yet!
Rated 12 Jun 2011
100
96th
I loved it. It get a bit annoyed when people say vapid things like "it's his best since Purple Rose of Cairo," because that doesn't really mean anything. I'll say that it stands shoulder to shoulder with some of his best stuff from the 80s, both in tone and quality. I'll admit that I didn't understand several references, but it hardly detracts from the film. Every scene in the 1920s -- and I'm not throwing this word around lightly -- is delightful. Delightful.
Rated 15 Jun 2011
88
87th
It's a gimmick-driven movie, but what a fun gimmick it is. This isn't laugh-out-loud Allen, nor is it somber and serious Allen. This is the type of Allen where I sit smiling ear to ear from start to finish. If The Purple Rose of Cairo was his love letter to cinema, then Midnight in Paris is his love letter to literature (...and cinema). He's a director who always does what he wants to do. Who else but Allen would casually throw in a reference to The Exterminating Angel? Gotta love that.
Rated 19 Aug 2012
50
47th
Midnight in Paris is the kind of harmless and pleasant, but otherwise worthless film that I can't really recommend, unless of course you really want to see some gorgeous shots of Paris. Its plot is weak, it only has one real character, and the humor is lacking. It's a very easy watch, sure, and it's not going to upset anyone even when it does get kind of preachy at the end, but it just isn't a very satisfying watch, either.
Rated 27 Jun 2011
70
71st
Owen Wilson is the perfect avatar for Woody Allen. Admitted, I'm not the biggest fan of the little, neurotic, fast speaking dwarf, but I enjoyed Midnight in Paris. It was never to much with the celebrities, even though there were quite a few and it could have done without the scene explaining the viewers whats it about. I think I'll try watching some more Woody...
Rated 11 Jul 2011
84
78th
As much as I've grown to strongly dislike Woody Allen lately, I've got to say that this was the most engrossing film I've seen this year, and one of the best comedies in the past 5. Just a beautiful, fun experience.
Rated 07 Jan 2012
84
73rd
Charming and thoughtful, this is reflective Woody Allen at his finest. It's a Cinderella's Tale for lovers of early 20th century art. Wilson finds himself sped away to his ideal era, the 1920s, every midnight. He meets and learns about life and love from his idols. He discovers that no matter how amazing or influential the period, people who inhabit it will always dream of another time and place. Paris is gorgeous, Allen's dialogue is sharp as ever. One complaint: the film was over too quickly!
Rated 08 Jul 2012
15
10th
Absolutely terrible. The characters were cartoonishly overly annoying and the fantasy and happenstance was so unbelievable as he met historical figures acting quintessentially like themselves at pivotal moments it made me fast forward. The end meaning of the movie was so simple and unworthy that it's hard to believe that was the point. ... Oh and am I wrong in that were were creeper shots of Rachel McAdam's butt all through it?
Rated 21 Jul 2011
84
73rd
The concept of neverending nostalgia through the generations is very interesting. Time will always pass and people will always say that there was a golden age, but the present is never golden... And, for a change, Woody Allen turns Owen Wilson into himself...
Rated 27 Jul 2011
92
93rd
I'm not as familiar with Allen's filmography as I probably should be, so Purple Rose of Cairo doesn't exist as a point of comparison for me. Perhaps that's a good thing, as I loved this movie. From the first reel to the last, I sat in the theatre with my chin in my hands and a big dumb grin from ear to ear. The performances are all wonderful but Wilson really surprises, deftly delivering in the Allen stand-in role. With sizeable laughs and enjoyable characters, it's a surprisingly warm movie.
Rated 01 Jan 2018
65
60th
(Viewed on 27/06/12): Although this is well worn ground for Allen, he does manage a few resonant moments in this magical realist comedy that explores nostalgia to debunk it, showing that an obsession with the past is often merely an escape from the insecure present and the uncertainties of the future. Wilson is a decent Woody surrogate, and McAdams is quite typical of Allen's recent characterisations of Anglo-American women: uptight and bitchy. It isn't top shelf Allen, but it's pretty good.
Rated 08 Jul 2017
70
79th
Owen Wilson plays himself, again, and delightful name dropping ensues. I am not a huge Allen fan but this is sweet and light and interesting.
Rated 24 Dec 2011
83
76th
Charming and delightful. Probably the best role I've seen Owen Wilson in. Hemingway was easily the best part of the film. I felt that some of the humor was lost in the second half in favor of the love story and whatnot which is all fine and dandy, but slightly disappointing as a fan of comedy in general. It was just fun to watch.
Rated 31 Aug 2011
90
93rd
I liked it... loved it... REALLY loved it. The whole movie is so aesthetically gorgeous. It's definitely a Woody Allen, that much is assured inside the first five minutes; it has this great 70's feel to it. Aside from a slightly-obnoxiously-long intro scene of Parisian stock footage, the whole thing just flowed so beautifully. I hope you can look past Owen Wilson's fucked-up nose and see his excellent performance as Woody's doppelganger; the leader in this merry band of outstanding performances.
Rated 05 Sep 2011
48
35th
Middling latter-day Woody Allen romcom, with Owen Wilson replicating Allen's mannerisms this time rather than Larry David. Significantly, this has the soul-searching found in his better works, because it criticizes nostalgia, one of Allen's own weaknesses. But it's just so much of a fantasy it's shallow. Case in point: when Wilson meets impressive 1920s artists such as Hemmingway, Picasso and Bunuel, they're cardboard-cutout versions of themselves and hence not at all impressive.
Rated 01 Dec 2016
30
19th
Stereotyped artists in a stereotyped Paris in a film which in its supposed self-awareness isn't a stereotypical rom-com, but is.
Rated 22 Sep 2011
65
83rd
Allen should have played the lead actor himself. entertaining.
Rated 20 Feb 2012
59
13th
The nice BRIGADOONish premise aside, MIDNIGHT IN PARIS proves generally pretty hard to take; Woody Allen's script is agonizingly arch and pretentious, with a grating lead character (Owen Wilson, who's grating) and a mass of heavy-handed allusions and in-jokes. Paris itself is lovely, as is the vintage score, and there are a few solid performances (Marion Cotillard, Alison Pill, and Adrien Brody come to mind), along with one truly classic gag. But it doesn't save this hugely disappointing film.
Rated 05 Jan 2012
85
84th
Allen's best film since Match Point is like Purple Rose without the soul-crushing conclusion. It's delightfully romantic, intellectual in an accessible way, and simply creative. Like many of Allen's stories, it's one of those ideas that you can't believe you didn't think of because it's so brilliantly elementary, like all the good concepts. The urban cinematography of Paris is lovely and sweeping in the daytime, and rambunctious and seductive at night. It's marvelous.
Rated 20 Oct 2011
94
89th
Charming, captivating fantasy; Allen is in a rare optimistic mode here, ultimately delivering a warm, life-affirming film. Wilson is a perfect Allen surrogate, and an impeccably chosen supporting cast brings life to an impressive roster of 1920s artistic personalities. Perhaps Wilson's present-day fiancee and family are occasionally overdone, but it's hard to be too concerned when everything else fits so perfectly. Most similar to PURPLE ROSE but avoiding the coldness of that film.
Rated 30 Oct 2011
60
46th
the script is so derivative of Allen's earlier works, even the sheer beauty of Paris and Cotillard can't really mask it. The dialogues are still entertaining but Wilson is really a poor excuse for an Allen avatar. The whole gimmicky nature of the time travelling story makes it a fun to watch, but a forgettable movie, just like the ones Allen criticizes in this one. a definite step down from Vicky Cristina Barcelona.
Rated 31 Oct 2011
0
0th
Why did I think watching this was a good idea?
Rated 16 Jan 2012
28
19th
when hemingway and fitzgerald are on screen, the movie is magic. when they're not, it's drab, and unfortunately, that's about 90% of it. this idea was about enough for a short film, and making it feature length required a lot of stretching with a rather thin result.
Rated 10 Nov 2011
60
51st
Likely the most namedropping movie ever which pretty soon becomes tiresome. But Wilson is great, can't say the same about McAdams and especially Cotillard (any movie she can't ruin?). Sweet and toothless.
Rated 16 Jan 2012
62
32nd
It's not cheating if it's in another millennium right?
Rated 03 Jan 2012
32
6th
Acting is barely okay. The writing is very bad and the story quite bland. It all feels like the director just wanted to do his own thing and animate his idols, with disregard for some movie making basics.
Rated 12 Jun 2011
95
93rd
really magical
Rated 28 Feb 2013
66
25th
The story of the golden age is pleasant, but Owen Wilson is horrible. Luckely, there is Marion Cotillard to fill the gap.
Rated 17 Jun 2011
50
33rd
Upbeat, charming and intelligent, Midnight in Paris might be the best Woody's since Match Point: Owen Wilson's performance is perfect as the alterego of the director, the artists from the 1920s are all nicely done, but I just don't know about the finale, which is a bit too simple. But you gotta love all that stuff about living in the present and somehow missing the way of life of the past.
Rated 28 Oct 2012
30
18th
The story is pretentious and stupid. I did however love the French scenery. Owen Wilson stinks it up at every opportunity. How did that guy ever become an actor? Rachel McAdams is beautiful but plays a secondary role. The only interesting plot point comes from revealing how people long for the past, but what a load of hogwash to get to that message. Woody Allen seems incapable of telling an interesting and intelligent story. It is hardly worth watching, and certainly never for a second time.
Rated 28 Jun 2011
70
42nd
This should have been a great twilight zone episode. The movie was fairly average. Linklater and Daniel certainly shot a prettier Paris than Allen and Khondji.
Rated 30 Jun 2011
80
91st
For a Woody Allen comedy, it isn't particularly funny (although the "coke spoons" line was kind of hysterical), but it's super-sweet to watch and tons of fun.
Rated 03 Feb 2018
70
73rd
Enjoyable, with a good protagonist and bonus points for the nice atmosphere.
Rated 30 Jun 2020
92
98th
My favourite Allen film. I just enjoy watching it so much. The premise may at first seem lame, but who cares when there is so much fun to be had. I really like the idea of literally stepping back in time to shoot the breeze with 'cultured' folk. I guess I am a romantic in that way. Wilson is so likeable and McAdams so unlikeable that you can just sit back and fully embrace Gil's pleasure in the company of others.
Rated 15 Jul 2012
61
16th
A time-travelling romantic comedy where Owen Wilson dreams of the perfect time in Paris for him, the 1920's. Magically at the stroke of midnight he finds himself transported to 1920. This movie was really disappointing even though it was better than I was expecting. Wilson did ok and Rachel McAdams was written as the the worst fiance ever! My main problem with this film was how pretentious it was and how Owen Wilson just happened to meet every celebrity of the era. Points lost for politics.
Rated 11 Jul 2011
75
65th
I was always ashamed that I have barely seen any Woody Allen films. Now I'm even more ashamed. Smart, clever, funny, charming, witty, sincere, and loads of other glowingly positive adjectives. Go see this one, I absolutely adored it - it is a true joy to watch.
Rated 17 Jul 2011
82
86th
Paris looks beautiful and inspiring just like Woody Allen wanted. The parade of famous personalities, Marion Cotillard's presence and Owen Wilson very different from what I'm used to see all make it a wonderful experience. My first impulse is to research about the lives of all the artists portrayed. In fact, I'll get to it now. Many critics said Rachel McAdams wasn't so good as the rest of the cast. I disagree. Her character is very ungrateful and difficult because it's annoying - not her fault.
Rated 17 Jul 2011
85
77th
An interesting look at one man's form of escapism that we can all likely relate to, Woody Allen's latest picture serves as an entertaining piece that manages to be as funny as it is thought provoking. While it doesn't deviate too much from Allen's typical stories of a struggling writer trying to find inspiration through love and poor relationships, its one done so well and that features such wonderful actors portraying the likes of Hemingway and Fitzgerald that any fan of literature will adore.
Rated 17 Jul 2011
90
86th
A truly great film. At first when Owen's character started to meet the great artists of the past I thought 'Aw, shit - another "Purple Rose...". But as he realizes that what is happening is real and he comes to terms with and accepts it, I was intrigued. And Allen throws another curve at us when, instead of choosing to live in the past, Owen's character realizes the present is where he belongs. He also comes to terms with the fact that his fiancée and current work an not what he needs.
Rated 26 Aug 2014
70
50th
Funny, not particularly deep movie. Like a mash-up of Purple Rose of Cairo, Roman Scandals, and the Wizard of Oz ("There's no [time] like home.")
Rated 24 Jul 2011
84
94th
Adorable and fun, this film is a delight.
Rated 28 Jul 2011
91
86th
The perfect date movie for liberal arts grads, this delicate, airy romantic comedy is also a moving commentary on nostalgia and the naive belief in an historic golden age. It is profound without heaviness, incisive without bitterness, and allusive without pretentiousness. Owen Wilson is an even better Woody Allen than Allen, and Kathy Bates and Corey Stoll are great as Gertrude Stein and Ernest Hemingway.
Rated 10 Aug 2011
85
82nd
Escapism at its finest.
Rated 22 Aug 2015
75
70th
A cute and fun movie. I'm not very familiar with writers and artists. I knew some of them, but not all. I guess it's best if you do know them. Still, a pleasant watch, with nice music and pretty imagery
Rated 11 Sep 2011
80
66th
beautiful :)
Rated 07 Mar 2014
85
87th
This is a film I hate to discuss with people unfamiliar with it. I was completely uninformed, so the main reason I loved it so much is the surprise when I first entered Paris at midnight. A film that (re-) sparked my interest in art (classic literature to be more precise) and will wander around in my mind with its wonderfully choreographed scenes and sharp dialogue. There was only one thing that bugged me: Owen Wilson trying to be more Woody Allen then Woody Allen.
Rated 04 Mar 2016
90
78th
Love this movie. Owen Wilson is great, the unfolding of the time changes is great, the interplay of historical figures is great, the scenery of Paris is great ( I accidentally stayed a few days near to one of the main locations). Romantic, realistic view of love and hope and confusion So Good. DramaFFlop rating:(see my profile for details) Dialogue=5, Rudeness=5, Acting=4, Messages=3, Action=5, Funny=4, Filmography=5, Lovable Characters=4, Orchestration=4, Plot=5. WeightedScore =90
Rated 26 Sep 2011
75
68th
Despite being a somewhat light version of Woody Allen's own protagonists (a blabbering and light-voiced anti-hero that is - of course - well into litterature and art), Owen Wilson is a great, great cast. He himself (real person) reflects his character in essence: some good actors (and screenwriters) are hidden in the starsprangled mud they call Hollywood. A lot of Allen's charming wits and humor, a magic idea and a splendidly crisp Cotillard as the mistress of the past. Very entertaining indeed.
Rated 04 Oct 2011
95
70th
This is basically a movie about my personal life. ;-) And: I love the 1920s!
Rated 02 May 2019
65
62nd
Midnight in Paris is a cute film with a great gimmick that lacks substance. Everything in this film plays out exactly as you would imagine, and there isn't a moment of the film that isn't stuffed with a caricature (save for the credits). The performances are what makes the film worthwhile, even Wilson's detestable fiancée and in-laws-to-be. I liked Allen's point about the appeal and inherent flaw with nostalgia, though this itself is undermined by the fawning over Paris.
Rated 18 Feb 2012
30
32nd
Woody really is a cunt, isn't he?
Rated 14 Oct 2011
85
88th
A movie delightful, funny and very charming. It reminded me why I love Woody Allen so much.
Rated 17 Oct 2011
55
21st
"Midnight in Paris" is pleasant enough but I have concluded that I prefer the grumpy, cynical Allen to the whimsical, nostalgic one. The humour here is understated but occasionally chuckle-worthy, the premise is novel enough for a Woody picture and Wilson makes for an adequate substitute. These elements translate into an enjoyable, sentimental film that packs neither a comedic gut punch nor any particular insight (the moral is rather forced). But it's a perfectly agreeable diversion otherwise.
Rated 17 Oct 2011
85
0th
Time travel via Peugeot.
Rated 12 Jan 2012
60
30th
I'm probably well enough versed in the material to get a lot of the in jokes, but the film smacks of the intellectualism that it also mocks. The modern day stuff was pretty flat, but I did enjoy the side characters in the 20's. Woody isn't what he used to be, and for a film trying to be really deep it's actually too slight. Strangely if it had a longer running time I think I'd have liked it better.
Rated 01 Jul 2013
35
33rd
A good idea that goes nowhere.
Rated 01 Feb 2012
75
58th
What a difference it makes when you get no information about a movie before walking into it. I only knew 'Midnight in Paris' starred Owen Wilson and was directed by Woody Allen. I thought that he'd have to face that he wasn't actually travelling back in time...but he was. It wouldn't have taken something as absurd as time travel to realize that he was using his nostalgia as a reason to get away from the present. Still, the times when he did go back were very fun, even with the silly revelations.
Rated 16 Aug 2016
82
78th
It's an amusing story. I think it's easily one of Woody Allen's best written screenplays of the 21st century. Not all of the characters are necessarily sympathetic or likable, but it's still a breezy and enjoyable fantasy tale. The highlight for me is easily Adrien Brody's brief cameo as Salvadore Dali. Very funny.
Rated 05 Sep 2012
89
96th
This one is exactly what I had expected it to be, great Allen dialog, all of the acting is spot on, and it's simply a wonderful movie about how people look nostalgically to the past. Simply put, this is why I keep watching Allen.
Rated 28 Jan 2012
70
38th
Fun enough, and the easy little in jokes are nice, but ultimately really lightweight.
Rated 13 Nov 2011
74
36th
I don't remember seeing a Woody Allen flick but have heard enough of the man (especially his quotes). All throughout this movie you could sense his stamp on it. The movie is part real part fantasy. That didn't stike me earlier. The performance by Michael Sheen as the 'pedantic' Paul is also over the top. But full marks to Owen Wilson and the cinematographer for capturing Paris. To an extent the movie reminded me of Before Sunrise with its dialogues and European setting...
Rated 17 Mar 2016
7
30th
Great acting by Owen Wilson
Rated 28 May 2012
79
51st
1. I'm a sucker for the Lost Generation and everything to do with Paris from that time period. This movie was made to prey upon the likes of myself, because underneath all the in-crowd references and cheap name dropping is a poor man's "Manhattan". 2. If I ever see Rachel McAdams getting beaten on the street I will now look the other way
Rated 08 Dec 2011
75
38th
I'm sure it was good, but I'm not a fan. Too many inside jokes, not enough intrigue or storytelling.
Rated 11 Dec 2012
80
67th
Despite a dumb linear plot, it brings a good moral. In retrospect the means to it are exploitative and narcissistic of Allen. But Owen Wilson is so perfect in it and anyway I'm just a big sap.

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