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[Kaufman and Gondry] dive right into the subject [of sex] to lay bare the pain of it, and to have us laugh at it.
| Original Score: 9/10
Human Nature cleverly satirizes our most ridiculous- and in many ways, our most tragic- impulses, and finds a unique balance between light-hearted humor and abject farce.
Not for everyone, but oddly charming. Great scenes with trained mice.
A ton of cute ideas do not a satisfying movie make.
| Original Score: 1/5
Plays as a sophomoric exercise in the art of satire.
| Original Score: C-
Risky, totally insane, at times brilliant, and absolutely original, Human Nature is a trip. A wonderfully wacky, weird satirical comedy that is hit and miss.
Although a few moments are hilarious, this would-be romp remains laboriously earthbound when it should be swinging gaily through the trees.
A little watered down Spike Jonze has to be entertaining some of the time, so this isn't a total loss.
| Original Score: 3/5
Surreal comedy explores the differences between man and the animals -- and finds humans wanting.
| Original Score: 4/5
One of a kind, a fresh comedy of ideas, and a daft, deft poke in the funny bone.
| Original Score: 3/4
Offers viewers a chance to laugh at themselves.
... laughing, you can forgive the self-conscious mucking around with the metaphysical... [but] you wouldn't want to call it's cribbed iteration of Rousseau brilliant.
| Original Score: B
Tries for both civilized wit and primitive joy -- and mostly misses both.
| Original Score: 2/4
The year's happiest surprise, a movie that deals with a real subject in an always surprising way.
| Original Score: B+
Weird and wacky, but what else would you expect from the creators of Being John Malkovich?
What Kaufman has here is a brilliant, funny, painfully human, and delightfully creative social statement.
| Original Score: B+
Though not as tightly focused or as well-performed as Malkovich, Human Nature has its own absurdist flair.
| Original Score: 7/10
While "Human Nature" isn't as brilliant or engrossing as "Being John Malkovich," it's still refreshing story telling -- nicely punctured with a surprise musical number straight out of "Snow White."
Such a premise is ripe for all manner of lunacy, but Kaufman and Gondry rarely seem sure of where it should go.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
The simplicity with which it depicts these [animal] forces eternally at war with each other is sometimes sublimely evocative.