Come See the Paradise
Come See the Paradise (1990)

One of the few American films to deal with the tragic story of the internment of Asian-Americans during World War II, Come See the Paradise opens in the late 1930s, as Jack McGurn (Dennis Quaid) is working as a union organizer in New York… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 7, 1990
DVD Release Date: June 6, 2006
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
David Ansen

Though Parker's heart, and his facts, are in the right place, he's succeeded in reducing a powerful story of institutional racism into an unforgivably dull film.

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Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

Unfocused, overly dramatic, and all over the map; the ostensible subject deserves a much better treatment.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Come See the Paradise is a fable to remind us of how easily we can surrender our liberties, and how much we need them.

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Scott Weinberg

Seriously underrated work from Dennis Quaid and Alan Parker.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality & Practice

A love story set against the internment of Japanese Americans following Pearl Harbor.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
A good drama portraying racial tensions Japanese Americans, and their families, faced during World War II. Really good movie. Early days of Dennis Quaid....some… More
Leo L
One of my all-time favorite movies!! Love this movie with Quaid and Tomita! Beautiful tale of love and devotion, a fascinating story of the strength of family… More