Hollywood Reporter - 05/24/2012
"Both Efron and McConaughey get very messed up physically, and both actors seem stimulated to be playing such flawed characters. Kidman exults in tramping it up but also reveals Charlotte's superficial strength and more fundamental weakness."
Los Angeles Times - 10/04/2012
"[Kidman] is a force of nature, more vulnerable, more sensual than she has ever been....The freedom she exudes is intoxicating..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 10/03/2012 3 stars out of 4 -- "THE PAPERBOY is the first film directed by Lee Daniels since he made PRECIOUS, and it shows the same instinct for overwrought melodrama."
Box Office - 10/04/2012 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[D]efinitely memorable....[A] passionate film about the most passionate thing of all: infatuation."
Empire - 03/08/2013 3 stars out of 5 -- "A superb Kidman takes off the handbrake..."
A man (John Cusack) convicted of killing a seedy sheriff is given a new life when a female pen pal (Nicole Kidman) enlists the aid of two journalists to try and get him off death row. PRECIOUS' Lee Daniels adapts Pete Dexter's novel.