(2004)

Critic Reviews

38

Metascore

Based on 18 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
60
This is a film which resonates on a surprising number of levels. But the level on which it undoubtedly works best is the victim-goes-postal-and-takes-the-law-into-his-own-hands level.
58
Entertainment Weekly
It doesn't take long for the film to devolve into a ludicrously far-fetched Celebrity Death Wish.
50
New York Daily News
Paparazzi is for anyone who's ever wondered how good it would feel to knock down a photographer with his car and then back over him.
50
New York Post
A throwback to the kind of '80s action flicks that had titles like "Adrenaline Force," is enlivened by a raft of celebrity cameos, including a blink-and-you'll-miss-it appearance by Gibson.
40
The Hollywood Reporter
First-time director Paul Abascal brings no style or personality to this B-movie exercise. Except for Farina, the actors go through the paces as if they too lack conviction in the proceedings.
38
ReelViews
One has the sense that if the level of violence had been ratcheted up a little, Paparazzi might have been more of a guilty pleasure and less of a chore to watch.
38
Premiere
In the age of reality television, Paparazzi feels desperately out-of-touch, the jaded grousings of an industry burnout.
30
TV Guide
This mean-spirited revenge story would once have starred Cole Hauser's father, veteran B-movie psycho Wings Hauser, and played grindhouses and drive-ins. And it would have been a far more entertaining picture.
30
All this would be fine if the script by Forrest Smith had more wit and fewer clichés, or the direction by former makeup artist Abascal had more inventiveness.
25
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
There is no energy here. No sense of movie invention or fun.

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