1974 / 91m - Australia
Comedy, Horror
The Cars That Ate Paris poster


March 13, 2023


A slight disappointment. With a title and poster like that, it's hard not to expect something a little crazier and wilder. But The Cars That Ate Paris is a pretty subdued film considering its pretty outlandish premise. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but it's not really what I wanted from a silly film like this.

Paris is a little backward town in Australia. To survive, the people of Paris have some nasty tricks up their sleeves. They cause car crashes whenever tourists roll through town, then they scrape the cars for parts and sell those for good money. Arthur survives his crash and the people of Paris decide to make him a part of their community.

It takes quite a while for things to get really moving, it isn't until the last 15 or 20 minutes that things really start to heat up. The premise is fun though, the performances are decent and it's not a bad film by any means. The tone and vibe are just a little off, which takes away from the overall fun.