A positive critical response greeted the film upon it release, and it made US.4 million worldwide.
In The Guardian, she said she divided her career into movies for love and films for money: The Royal Tenenbaums, Proof, and Sylvia fell into the former category, while she signed on to View from the Top and Shallow Hal for the latter.
Janet Maslin of The New York Times described Paltrow as a scene-stealer "who is Blythe Danner's daughter and has her mother's way of making a camera fall in love with her." In 1995, she starred in the thriller Se7en, as the wife of a young detective (Brad Pitt), who is partnered with the retiring William Somerset (Morgan Freeman) and soon tasked with tracking down a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as tropes in his murders.
The seventh-highest-grossing film in the year In 1996, Paltrow played the title character in the period film adaptation Emma, based on the 1815 novel of the same name by Jane Austen.
Great Expectations and Sliding Doors both grossed over US million worldwide.
Paltrow starred opposite Jessica Lange in the thriller Hush, as an unsuspecting woman living with her psychotic mother-in-law.
While The Guardian, noting the "very underwritten" female roles in the story, found her to be "peaky and pallid", She showcased her singing ability in 2000's Duets, which was directed by her father and co-starred singer Huey Lewis.
In the Wes Anderson dramedy The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), co-starring Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Ben Stiller and Luke Wilson, Paltrow took on the role of the adopted daughter in an estranged family of former child prodigies reuniting with their father.She performed a cover version of Smokey Robinson's "Cruisin', which was released as a single and went to number one in Australia, while her rendition of the Kim Carnes classic "Bette Davis Eyes" reached number three.Also in 2000, Paltrow co-starred with Ben Affleck in the moderately successful romantic drama Bounce as Abby Janello.Paltrow's next roles were in the made-for-television movies Cruel Doubt (1992) and Deadly Relations (1993).Her first plum feature film role was in the noir drama Flesh and Bone (1993) as the much-younger girlfriend of James Caan.