Another Day in Paradise
An exhilarating portrayal of a family of professional thieves on a cross country crime spree. James Woods and Melanie Griffith are a scheming couple who "adopt" two young lovers in order to teach them the ropes of criminal life.
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Top Critic Reviews
Fresh: Another Day in Paradise doesn't have the necessary expansiveness or the depth of theme to qualify as a great movie or even a near-great movie, but in its trashy, pessimistic way, it's just about perfect.
- Craig Seligman, Salon.com, Saturday, January 1, 2000
Not bad but not great. I found Vincent Kartheiser & Natasha Gregson Wagner really annoying but James Woods & Melanie Griffith make up for it. Hell of a punch at the end!
- SirPant, Wednesday, September 23, 2009
What a weird-ass film. But it was better than some movies I've seen.
- dreamfaeries, Thursday, August 2, 2007
Larry Clark's second film is more conventional than his controversial debut (Kids), but it's still intensely watchable and well-made. When walking us through the typical crime-drama routine, this film is interesting, but it is the character dynamics and the dark revelatory moments that stick. Aesthetically it's a sleek picture, infused with Clark's trademark documentary-style photography. The script has minor issues, especially with its ending, but the performances are what stand out and make it so exceedingly powerful. James Woods got all the praise from critics, but it also features top-notch acting from Vincent Kartheiser, Natasha Gregson Wagner and Melanie Griffith. It's a film that consumes its audience throughout the duration of its runtime, and leaves a lasting impression despite its shortcomings. Very well-directed by Larry Clark.
- michaelcorleone, Thursday, December 3, 2009