Be Kind Rewind Reviews

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
August 27, 2009
What a foul junkyard of Quirk it is!
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
June 7, 2009
A glowing valentine to creativity in opposition to commerce.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
December 11, 2008
Sua natureza auto-referencial transforma o filme numa grande homenagem ao próprio cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Christian Toto
Washington Times
August 1, 2008
Be Kind Rewind should gather dust on both DVD and VHS shelves.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
July 22, 2008
Once the movie starts finding its focus it becomes a very unique experience
| Original Score: 3/4
July 17, 2008
A surprisingly quiet and whimsical comedy about a ridiculous and unlikely series of events that turns into a nearly-as-likely miracle. Best bit: the film's own Sweded preview.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
July 11, 2008
An ode to finding one's creative side and the joys of being able to share one's creations with others.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Willie Waffle
WaffleMovies.com
June 20, 2008
Tackles the hackneyed with the tender hand and heart of writer/director Michel Gondry.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Robert Davis
Paste Magazine
June 9, 2008
But with a skill that is difficult to pinpoint, Gondry seems to stumble like a fox from this paper-thin plot into a precious little ode to community.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Richard Knight
Windy City Times
May 22, 2008
Director Michel Gondry delivers the first great film of 2008.
Rossiter Drake
San Francisco Examiner
April 9, 2008
'Be Kind Rewind' is a whimsical adventure with genuine affection for its characters, but Gondry's story is essentially weightless, a fanciful flight in search of a raison d'etre.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 26, 2008
It's central message is that filmmakers are wonderful people, which is pretty much what you would expect filmmakers to say.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
March 21, 2008
The process of Sweding soon becomes a community project, another glance back and ahead at the same time.
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
March 20, 2008
Ultimately trades in schmaltz of the unearned kind.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine Australasia
March 20, 2008
The remake/parody sequences are outstanding, but Black's all-over-the-place mania and Mos Def's bland orphan hero don't quite tie the rest of the picture together. Still, it has heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
March 19, 2008
And the film ought to be funny, with Mike and Jerry recreating those films as home movies. But somehow it's not, the laughs are very thin on the ground.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
March 16, 2008
Brilliant ideas dance on the high side of Creative Street, but Michel Gondry's outlandish premise doesn't stretch far enough to go the distance.
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
March 16, 2008
The premise of Be Kind Rewind is pure Michel Gondry. The end result is anything but.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 2, 2008
quirky
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Sean O'Connell
Charlotte Weekly
March 2, 2008
corny, cool and beautiful
| Original Score: 3/4
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