Video Review

Paper Moon

MPAA Rating: PG
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Movie Rated: PG; Genre: Drama; With: Ryan O'Neal and Tatum O'Neal

Thanks to a new wide-screen transfer, the O'Neals' (Ryan and Tatum) beguiling father-daughter act now plays out against stunning dust-bowl tableaux instead of cropped landscapes. The resultant sweep of the Depression-era visuals goes a long way toward compensating for O'Neal senior's hopelessly flat line readings. But a feel for certain historical details seems to have completely eluded director-producer Peter Bogdanovich in his bonus introductory remarks: He recalls his early-'70s glory days without once mentioning any of the collaborators who helped make Paper Moon so moodily effective. B+

Originally posted Jun 30, 1995 Published in issue #281-282 Jun 30, 1995 Order article reprints
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