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2,286 Ratings


Directed by Jim Jarmusch
United States, 2016
Drama, Comedy, Romance


A quiet observation of the triumphs and defeats of daily life, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details.

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Paterson Directed by Jim Jarmusch

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  • Ghostman's rating of the film Paterson

    A charming film about the beauty in everyday life and the simple pleasures. The performances are all excellent and Adam Driver is quickly becoming one of our finest actors. Golshifteh Farahani is lovely here and also deserves more work stateside. Marvin the dog was one of the best dog performances I've ever seen. A great film about poetry which will without a doubt renew the love of writing in many who watch it.

  • Ana Sousa's rating of the film Paterson

    I dare you to watch Paterson and not feel inspired afterwards. I feel like I could create a whole new world right now. ♥

  • msmichel's rating of the film Paterson

    The latest from Jim Jarmusch tells a low key tale of the importance of art and creation in everyday life and how it enriches the basic poetry of existence. Golshifteh Farahani is simply wonderful as Laura who lets her artistic whims take her from one day to the next while her partner Paterson (Adam Driver) expresses his artistic flair in a more personal and private way. Authenticity of relationship is sublime.

  • Michael Zyx MH Claes's rating of the film Paterson

    Ode to simple life, to the self-accomplishment through art, in parallel to daily work. Above all the couple, center of self-realization. JARMUSCH is a philosopher who always distills his lighting to the sound of a superb music. === Ode à la vie simple, à l'accomplissement de soi par l'art, en parallèle au travail quotidien. Le couple, centre de la réalisation de soi. JARMUSCH philosophe, au son d'une superbe musique.

  • Renata A's rating of the film Paterson

    Many movies change you. They change your mood, they can change your opinions, they can ruin your week. Paterson resets the weight counter in your chest, fills it with the finest oxygen, with the most refreshing aroma, reflexes on city store windows, stardust conversations otherwise forever lost, struggle, dedication and the invencible doubt.

  • El Biffo's rating of the film Paterson

    In our world of billionaires and celebrities, scandals and disasters, it is so refreshing to watch a picture about ordinary people in everyday life. Also this is a film about poetry and love. In what may be Jarmusch's best film since Down By Law, the city of Paterson, NJ is the co-star, its 1880s-1940s architecture untouched and its former inhabitants-William Carlos Williams, Allen Ginsburg, Lou Costello-still alive.

  • Duncan Gray's rating of the film Paterson

    At a time when La La Land is riding high, here's a much richer film about the American artistic life. For Jarmusch, the US is the land of Walt Whitman and Iggy Pop, and he reminds you that, while art may get filtered through studio sets or NYC publishing houses, it springs from ordinary streets like grass growing through cracks in the cement. Driver is perfect, a shy observer spotting poetic links in life's ironies.

  • Filipe F. Coutinho's rating of the film Paterson

    There's an intangible effortlessness to Paterson, both the character and the film, which are in many ways one and the same: a free flowing curiosity. Jim Jarmush’s ode to the way life can be lived, the way life should be lived, in all its glorious routines and extra-ordinary rituals, offers a panacea for modern existence.

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