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Metascore

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100
In a film so ripe with temptations for posturing, exaggeration and satirical overacting, nobody is anything less than natural, unpretentious and funny as hell.
90
Boxoffice Magazine
Woody Allen's time-travelling comedy Midnight In Paris is a valentine to Paris and an absolute delight.
90
The Hollywood Reporter
Darius Khondji's cinematography evokes to the hilt the gorgeously inviting Paris of so many people's imaginations (while conveniently ignoring the rest), and the film has the concision and snappy pace of Allen's best work.
90
This supernatural comedy isn't just Allen's best film in more than a decade; it's the only one that manages to rise above its tidy parable structure and be easy, graceful, and glancingly funny, as if buoyed by its befuddled hero's enchantment.
80
Variety
Like a swoony lost chapter from "Paris, je t'aime" agreeably extended to feature length.
80
Salon.com
Allen seems to be paying attention in a way he hasn't always done in recent films, and has found a way to channel his often-caustic misanthropy, half-comic fear of death and anti-American bitterness into agreeable comic whimsy.
80
This is prime Woody Allen - insightful, philosophical and very funny.
80
Village Voice
The latest in a long line of actors playing a "Woody Allen type" in a Woody Allen film, Wilson bends his own recognizably nasal Texan drawl into an exaggerated pattern of staccatos and glissandos that's obviously modeled on the writer/director's near-musical verbal cadences.
75
Allen has fun in his imaginary French capital, turning his star-studded cast loose to interpret their characters as they wish.
70
Midnight has one big problem: Allen hardly gives Gil a perceptive moment. He's awestruck and fumbling - he doesn't possess, to our eyes, the conviction of a writer. But who knows? He's young.

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