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Amélie Reviews

Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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It is a tour de force of a bauble, if such a thing can exist.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 9, 2014
Ronnie Scheib
Chicago Reader
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Jeunet has succeeded at drawing us inside his head; the question is, do we want to be there?

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

April 9, 2014
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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It's hard not to fall under the spell of this moonstruck romance.

Full Review Source: Rolling Stone

April 9, 2014
Anthony Lane
New Yorker
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How far should we trust a plea for benevolence when it feels like a box of tricks?

Full Review Source: New Yorker

April 9, 2014
Keith Phipps
AV Club
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Amelie contains enough material for a dozen or so charming shorts, but stretched to feature length, the whimsy grows wearisome, and the film delights far less than it seems to desire.

Full Review Source: AV Club

April 9, 2014
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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Underlying the directorial derring-do is an enduring truth: Love really can conquer all.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

April 9, 2014
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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The result is hip nostalgia, a postmodern fairy tale in which faith is replaced by predestination or simple luck, and the universe proves, against all odds, to be a place of kindness and abiding love.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

June 25, 2011
Lisa Nesselson
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Jean-Pierre Jeunet's fresh, funny, exquisitely bittersweet tour de force, about a lass who makes sly incursions into the lives of her neighbors, is ambitious yet intimate.

Full Review Source: Variety

July 6, 2010
David Jenkins
Time Out
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The film is all the more interesting for remaining an eccentric one-of-a-kind that feels every bit the product of its writer-director's unique sensibility and worldview.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 4/5

February 9, 2006
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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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 Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

November 6, 2002
Manohla Dargis
L.A. Weekly
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A frenetic bore that insists on its audience's adoration while making no demands upon their intelligence.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

June 1, 2002
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
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Treacle this elaborately inventive deserves some kind of blue ribbon.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

January 22, 2002
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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Tautou is gloriously alive in the title role.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel

November 16, 2001
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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A blast of pure movie bliss, a hilarious, imaginative and exhilarating love letter to the romantic in all of us.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald

November 15, 2001
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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The sunniest face and the greatest acclaim belong to Audrey Tautou, who is new to these shores. A delight in the title role, she's like a young Audrey Hepburn, making us laugh and feel empathy without feeling manipulated.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star

November 9, 2001
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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There's so much here, and all of it delightful.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

November 9, 2001
Rita Kempley
Washington Post
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A delectable French confection... sure to please America's sweet tooth.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

November 9, 2001
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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I love watching movies that sweep me into a magical, happier place, and leave me with an all's-right -with- the-world contentment. Amelie did just that.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 4/4

November 9, 2001
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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A movie whose embrace of cinema is so passionate it could be mistaken for an embrace of life.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

November 9, 2001
Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
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So terrific it might single-handedly rescue the 'feel-good movie' from the garbage heap of overused and discredited phrases.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle

November 9, 2001
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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A feel-good flick with artsy ambitions.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

November 9, 2001
Susan Stark
Detroit News
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The more you know of the French way of, say, roasting a chicken or organizing a handbag, the funnier and more delightful you will find this film.

November 9, 2001
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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Do not be surprised to see Amelie pull a Crouching Tiger and be nominated as both best foreign film and best film.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press

November 9, 2001
Steven Rosen
Denver Post
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One leaves the theater thinking, as so many Americans of past generations have, 'Ah, there's always Paris.' And there will always be Amelie, too.

Full Review Source: Denver Post

November 9, 2001
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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A delicious pastry of a movie.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 9, 2001
Jay Carr
Boston Globe
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Delightful and original, the film conjures up a corner of Paris distinct and specific, yet fairy-tale fanciful.

November 9, 2001
Paul Tatara
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Its whimsical, free-ranging nature is often enchanting; the first hour, in particular, is brimming with amiable, sardonic laughs. But there comes a point where you feel like Jeunet is forcing whimsy down your throat with a plunger.

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November 9, 2001
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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Goes straight past cute and heads directly for sublime.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: A-

November 8, 2001
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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There's real magic in this movie -- and enough energy to power a whole city on a dark and gloomy night.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 4/4

November 8, 2001
Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
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Tautou provides Amélie with its beating heart.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

November 8, 2001
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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See it with eyes opened wide and your heart on your sleeve.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 4/4

November 8, 2001
Charles Taylor
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It's hard to be charmed, hard to think of a movie as a delightful trifle, when you're so conscious of how hard the filmmakers are working to make it charming.

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November 3, 2001
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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Irresistibly endearing, with a visual verve all its own.

Full Review Source: USA Today

November 2, 2001
Jan Stuart
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The first half of this insistently goofy romantic comedy buzzes with the marauding ingenuity of director Jean-Pierre Jeunet, but it overstays its welcome.

Full Review Source: Newsday

November 2, 2001
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Fairly irresistible if you can keep your cynicism in check for a couple of hours.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3/4

November 2, 2001
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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Features an aggressive, in-your-face romanticism that's noticeably lacking in genuine warmth.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times

November 2, 2001
Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
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There is no denying that Amélie is, to paraphrase its title, fabulous.

Full Review Source: New York Times

November 2, 2001
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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It is overwritten and overdirected for the quaint, simple feelings it attempts to project.

November 1, 2001
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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While Amélie the plucky girl beguiles, Amélie the charming movie, already an international success, seduces.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A-

November 1, 2001
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
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Initially disarming, this simpering dolly grows increasingly wearisome.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

October 30, 2001
James Berardinelli
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It's the kind of motion picture that's both intelligent and immensely likable -- just like the main character.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3.5/4

October 30, 2001
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