The film's catalogue of absurdity is so colorful that it needn't be mined for impact, and [Phillippe] Falardeau takes the matter-of-fact route, merely gawking at the wreckage.
| Original Score: 61/100
Even with its weaknesses, such as those many coincidences that keep the plot going, the film offers a unique and playful adventure seldom found in Hollywood cinema.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
While Falardeau's prismatic storytelling technique is frequently impressive, it ultimately gets in the way of a movie that otherwise would seem to have a powerful human story struggling to get out.
| Original Score: 2/4
The surfeit of plot twists and implausible coincidences strain narrative credibility even as the remarkably brawny presentation provides a warm rush.
Coincidental buffet needs to reinvent itself
| Original Score: 2/5
Is that just a trite sentiment, a love-is-all-you-need platitude, and just one more aspect of Congorama that's too neat and a bit forced? Perhaps, but sometimes it takes bravery to embrace the cliché.
| Original Score: 3/4
...ultimately undone by its meandering structure and distinctly unfocused vibe.
The suffocatingly neat construction strains credibility, leaving the central characters -- feeling like the punchlines of an elaborate cosmic joke.