The film's very first scene, which depicts a mysterious man wandering through a breathtaking desert landscape, is as hauntingly beautiful as the very last. An unforgettable journey that invites us to rediscover a new kind of Western filled with joy, sorrow, pain and love. A film to be seen and seen again, "Paris, Texas" is a masterpiece that deeply touches the heart.
"'Paris, Texas' is more concerned with exploring emotions than telling a story. This isn't a movie about missing persons, but about missing feelings. The images in the film show people framed by the vast, impersonal forms of modern architecture; the cities seem as empty as the desert did in the opening sequence. And yet this film is not the standard attack on American alienation... 'Paris, Texas' is a movie with the kind of passion and willingness to experiment that was more common fifteen years ago than now. It is true, deep and brilliant." - Roger Ebert