Trapped in Paradise
Trapped in Paradise (1994)

Three brothers who are inept criminals butcher one last attempt to pull off a big heist in this caper comedy. Bill Firpo (Nicolas Cage) is sick of thievery and has retired from crime to run an upscale restaurant in New York. But when his… More

Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: January 1, 1994
DVD Release Date: June 1, 2004
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Critic Score: 5% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Loaded with talent but borderline unwatchable, Trapped in Paradise will leave viewers feeling the first part of the title and pining for the last.

Todd McCarthy

Has enough in the way of sentiment and goofy situational predicaments to put it over as a serviceable family holiday attraction.

Janet Maslin
New York Times

It's a minor holiday miracle that this homey comedy barely elicits even a chuckle.

TV Guide

This silly action comedy mixes brilliant production design -- it looks like a Norman Rockwell painting come to life -- and cloying sentimentality to no good effect.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Even the weather seems tailored to the script's shifting needs.

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Steve Davis
Austin Chronicle

Undoubtedly, this is a movie only a Scrooge could love.

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Christopher Null

Harmless and totally familiar, it's better than static and informercials, but that's about the sum of it.

Wally Hammond
Time Out

Cage looks cold most of the time, and has retractable stubble. The rest of the cast look like they're waiting for summer.

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Hal Hinson
Washington Post

Considering that there isn't a single laugh in the whole picture, the term 'comedy' must be used loosely.

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Alex Keen

Horrible. Terrible. Unfunny.

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Flixster Audience Score: 40% Flixster User Reviews
Lucas Martins
A bit fun and really dumb.
xGary Xx
Likeable comedy crime caper full of the usual stereotypes, but it did make me laugh.
Wahida K
Mr Cage seem to be the keeper of a specific knowledge to play "innocent guy" in a Movie even as a gangster. lol. Very Funny Movie.
Jason Spencer
I remember this being ok when I saw it.
Three brothers (Nicolas Cage, Jon Lovitz, Dana Carvey) with a streak of lawbreaking in them head to a small town in Pennsylvania called Paradise, intending to… More
Dann Michalski
The goofball comedy Trapped in Paradise is a fun and entertaining film that is full of holiday spirit. When Bill Firpo's brothers get paroled from prison… More