Paper Towns

Paper Towns

Paper Towns

Young adult mystery adapted from the best-selling novel by John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars. A road trip is kicked off by a group of friends in search of a girl next door who has gone missing. This is director Jake Schreier’s follow-up to his 2012 feature debut Robot & Frank.

2015Rating: M, Sexual references109 minsUSA
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Flicks, Giles Hardie

Flicks, Giles Hardie

From font choices to poster image, Paper Towns is clearly trying to riff on the success of last year’s The Fault in Our Stars, based on another novel by John Green which he wrote four years after this. The good news for fans of that film is this is a worthy follow up. The better news, for fans of films, is this is much broader, and more enjoyable.

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Variety

Variety

It may not subvert every cliche of the high-school romance genre, but... pulses with moving and melancholy moments.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

A serenely bland adaptation of the John Green young-adult novel about a regular boy in love with the mystery girl next door.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

The story is preposterous but then so is being a teenager, and while those years grow increasingly distant, I suspect the intended audience will still identify with its characters.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

The film plays it safe, portraying only the mildest or most fanciful forms of teen rebellion.

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Stuff

Stuff

In many ways, that road trip is highlight of the film, offering some good laughs and a glimpse of high school bonding at its best.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Neustadter and Weber have a feel for the mundane moments of teen life that carry an emotional punch.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

In its considered, neatly packaged way, the film occupies a safe and solid middle-class middle ground in teen storyland...

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FilmInk

FilmInk

The film rightly treads a neat middle ground between sentimental teen idealism and the indie cool of The OC.

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