Amélie Reviews

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Brian Mckay
March 18, 2003
While this is generally the kind of overly-whimsical, light-hearted yet pretentious, foreign art-house crapola I tend to avoid, I gotta say this was pretty good
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
March 16, 2003
Amélie's heart is in the right place -- squarely on its sleeve. And what better place for it?
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tom Grealis
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
February 13, 2003
Tautou's inherent charm, garnished with a gaze of innocent sexuality, lends the character of Amélie the perfect recipe for audiences to take her to their collective hearts.
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
Tautou captures the innocence, joie-de-vivre, and even the delightful naiveté you notice me using all these French words?
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
January 29, 2003
The funniest foreign language film I've seen, 'Amélie" is a life-affirming satire that transcends reality.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Tim Merrill
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
In all, Tautou is the most adorable Frenchwoman to grace movie screens since we first laid eyes on La Binoche in The Unbearable Lightness of Being.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ross Williams
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
It will give you the kind of feeling that you wish you could bottle up and carry with you for the rest of your days.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
Full of smart images, powered by hope and humanity, Amelie is a shining celebration of the possibilities of love.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002
Jeunet lets the pacing lag a bit in spots, but Amelie's spirit never wanes. Even when her good deeds have negative results, her heart is in the right place. The same can be said for this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Matthew Turner
October 30, 2002
Amélie is a truly wonderful film, the sort of film that re-establishes your faith in cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Almost all the characters are lovable or eccentric or lovably eccentric; the story is sweet and tart in proper proportion; the visual palette is as bright as a candy store and the heroine is utterly irresistible.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
September 20, 2002
Amelie is filled with memorable characters brought to life by a terrific cast, and nobody is better than [Audrey] Tautou, the radiant beauty in the title role.
| Original Score: 3/4
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
I really wanted to fall in love with the movie, but I didn't find it that special. It's an amusing, quirky little feel-good picture, no more, no less.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
September 3, 2002
Amelie is both brave and wise enough to consider happiness an emotion worthy of artistic taste.
Nate Yapp
August 12, 2002
Amelíe is like the world's most tanatalizing box of chocolates. Eat one, and its delicious, scrumptious. It plays with your senses in every joyous way.
Jason Clark
Matinee Magazine
July 17, 2002
Amelie's only major crime is how dull it can often be even while being so deliberately elaborate.
John Esther
Pasadena Weekly
July 15, 2002
Child's Play---Leisure and imagination fill the streets of Paris in 'Amélie '
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
July 12, 2002
'Cute' is the primary word to describe this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Michael Szymanski
July 9, 2002
Audrey Tautou with her big brown eyes and exquisite eyebrows is reminiscent of Leslie Caron as Gigi or Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
July 7, 2002 absolutely delightful playing the simple, lovable, waiflike lead character, who is so irresistibly drawn to people yet unable to interrelate with them.
| Original Score: 7/10
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