From Paris with Love

From Paris with Love

From Paris with Love

Action-thriller about a US diplomatic aide (Jonathan Rhys-Meyers) in Paris who dreams of being given a proper assignment by the CIA. His wish comes true when he is saddled with a new partner, a high-risk, wise-cracking, trigger-happy spy played by John Travolta.

From the director of Taken, written and produced by the French master of bullet-crazed-action, Luc Besson (The Fifth Element, Transporter, Léon).

2010103 minsFranceEnglish, French with English subtitles
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

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To his credit, Travolta hams it up with the kind of laissez-faire irony that might have made the film a tongue-in-cheek pleasure, had his attitude extended to the filmmakers.

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Total Film

Total Film

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Travolta and Meyers do all that’s required of them in another Besson B-movie blow-out. No brain required, but to be fair, twice as entertaining as many films with double the budget.

3.0
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The New York Times

The New York Times

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I am ashamed to admit that this empty-headed, preposterous, possibly evil mélange of gunplay and high-speed car chases on Parisian boulevards is a feel-good movie that produces a buzz.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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I hasten to say this is not criticism of John Travolta. He succeeds in this movie by essentially acting in a movie of his own.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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Travolta gets to do what Travolta does best in this action thriller from the team who brought us Taken, writer Luc Besson and director Pierre Morel.

2.0
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Newshub

Newshub

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A crime not just against cinema but all of humanity, it’s been a long, long time since a movie made me this mad. Half a Star (my worst Film3 rating ever).

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Travolta has/is a blast in an action-thriller-comedy that otherwise comes up short.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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It’s absolute nonsense, of course, but does quite nicely as knockabout Friday night fun. We can smell a sequel if Travolta can be bothered.

3.0
0

Just awful. Nowhere near as good as the usual Luc Besson produced French action movies with a Hollywood feel (like the director's excellent "District B13" and the not too bad "Taken" and the Besson produced TRANSPORTER series.) This just sucks. Dull, uninspired, predictable and incredibly racist, sexist etc etc. One star for Travolta...

1.0
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An entertaining film. Alot of violence, no where near as good as TAKEN (the directors previous NZ release)... but if you like you action, with abit of humour, dont care to much for a deep story. Enjoy the 90 minutes... I did... When I want my serious drama, I will go to a serious drama, but this filled the spot

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

To his credit, Travolta hams it up with the kind of laissez-faire irony that might have made the film a tongue-in-cheek pleasure, had his attitude extended to the filmmakers.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Travolta and Meyers do all that’s required of them in another Besson B-movie blow-out. No brain required, but to be fair, twice as entertaining as many films with double the budget.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

I am ashamed to admit that this empty-headed, preposterous, possibly evil mélange of gunplay and high-speed car chases on Parisian boulevards is a feel-good movie that produces a buzz.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

I hasten to say this is not criticism of John Travolta. He succeeds in this movie by essentially acting in a movie of his own.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Travolta gets to do what Travolta does best in this action thriller from the team who brought us Taken, writer Luc Besson and director Pierre Morel.

2.0
0
Newshub

Newshub

press

A crime not just against cinema but all of humanity, it’s been a long, long time since a movie made me this mad. Half a Star (my worst Film3 rating ever).

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Travolta has/is a blast in an action-thriller-comedy that otherwise comes up short.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

It’s absolute nonsense, of course, but does quite nicely as knockabout Friday night fun. We can smell a sequel if Travolta can be bothered.

3.0
0

Just awful. Nowhere near as good as the usual Luc Besson produced French action movies with a Hollywood feel (like the director's excellent "District B13" and the not too bad "Taken" and the Besson produced TRANSPORTER series.) This just sucks. Dull, uninspired, predictable and incredibly racist, sexist etc etc. One star for Travolta...

1.0
0

An entertaining film. Alot of violence, no where near as good as TAKEN (the directors previous NZ release)... but if you like you action, with abit of humour, dont care to much for a deep story. Enjoy the 90 minutes... I did... When I want my serious drama, I will go to a serious drama, but this filled the spot

3.0
0