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The Last Mimzy (2007)


Average Rating: 5.8/10
Reviews Counted: 122
Fresh: 65 | Rotten: 57

Critics Consensus: The Last Mimzy makes efforts to be a fun children's movie, but unsuccessfully juggles too many genres and subplots -- eventually settling as an unfocused, slightly dull affair.

Average Rating: 5.7/10
Critic Reviews: 34
Fresh: 16 | Rotten: 18

Critics Consensus: The Last Mimzy makes efforts to be a fun children's movie, but unsuccessfully juggles too many genres and subplots -- eventually settling as an unfocused, slightly dull affair.


Average Rating: 3.1/5
User Ratings: 258,448


Movie Info

Two siblings discover a box of toys sent from the future and begin developing some remarkable talents--terrifying and wonderful. As their parents and teacher notice the kids' changed behavior, they all find themselves drawn into a unique world.

PG (for some thematic elements, mild peril and language)
Drama , Action & Adventure , Kids & Family
Directed By:
Written By:
Bruce Joel Rubin , Toby Emmerich
In Theaters:
Jul 10, 2007
Box Office:
New Line Cinema - Official Site



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Critic Reviews for The Last Mimzy

All Critics (124) | Top Critics (35) | Fresh (65) | Rotten (57) | DVD (15)

New Line powerbroker/director Robert Shaye has made a children's film for stoners, a trippy, psychedelic fable that belongs in the DVD section of New Age bookstores alongside the strangely similar What The Fuck Do We Know?

Full Review… | April 5, 2007
AV Club
Top Critic

It's refreshing to be reminded that an intelligent, exciting family movie isn't always an oxymoron.

Full Review… | March 31, 2007
Time Out New York
Top Critic

Occasionally arresting ideas and a non-condescending attitude to its pre-teen protagonists give this more character than many effects-driven family fantasies, even if it's ultimately too wonky in construction to sweep us along convincingly.

Full Review… | March 31, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

The special effects are kinda cheesy, and it's a low-rent E.T.

March 26, 2007
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

The Last Mimzy is that phenomenon as welcome as the first robin of spring, a kids' movie that is more than bearable for adults.

Full Review… | March 26, 2007
Top Critic

Wholesome, eager entertainment that doesn't talk down.

March 23, 2007
New York Times
Top Critic

Does an excellent job both making science fiction accessible for a younger audience.

Full Review… | August 27, 2008

Classic kids' fantasy in the spirit of Flight of the Navigator and ET.

March 15, 2008

I like to refer to it as "Donnie Darko" sans the violence if aimed towards kids...

Full Review… | March 2, 2008
Cinema Crazed

Considering that parts are frightening, parts are nauseatingly sweet, and it's all confusing, it's not clear which demographic Mimzy is aiming for.

Full Review… | February 29, 2008
Washington City Paper

O'Neil and Wryn convey the occult and the mysterious with greater depth than you'd expect them to possess at their respective ages of 13 and 7.

Full Review… | January 15, 2008
Cinema Signals


Full Review… | November 5, 2007
Sci-Fi Movie Page

Quirky sci-fi adventure best for fantasy lovers.

Full Review… | October 31, 2007
Common Sense Media

For much of its scant 96 minutes Mimzy is rudderless in a muddle of metaphysical malarkey and time-travelling science fiction.

Full Review… | September 22, 2007
Jam! Movies

Mimsy seems watered down and limp, especially as it concludes.

Full Review… | July 20, 2007
Entertainment Insiders

...tries hard to be magical, charming, and endearing but remains mostly flat and lifeless.

Full Review… | July 16, 2007
Movie Metropolis

A timely cautionary tale, even if its heartwarming message gets a little garbled along the way.

Full Review… | July 7, 2007

Incidentally, forget the toys, which seem to be upstaged by Wilson's underwear, reportedly the most expensive drawers ever in a movie.

Full Review… | July 6, 2007
Long Island Press

Turgid twaddle.

Full Review… | June 25, 2007
Eye for Film

Despite its attempt at being well-meaning family genre fare a la E.T., The Last Mimzy simply collapses under the considerable weight of its many bewildering plot elements.

Full Review… | June 25, 2007
IGN Movies

It's a confused and confusing affair, though not without its felicitous moments.

Full Review… | April 7, 2007
Observer [UK]

Please enjoy this with your family and consider renting this when it comes out.

Full Review… | April 7, 2007
3BlackChicks Review

Perhaps those futuristic folks could send another Mimzy back in time to a better filmmaker like Joe Dante, who can do a better film adaptation of Padgett's story and beat Shaye to the punch.

Full Review… | April 6, 2007
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

A low-key sci-fi that has an offbeat charm all its own.

Full Review… | April 3, 2007

Unlike E.T., Mimzy isn't wrinkly or strange or even very mobile, nothing that might frighten the All-American youngsters who discover her on a beach near Seattle.

Full Review… | April 1, 2007

Audience Reviews for The Last Mimzy


Made me cry of course since i was watching it with my daughter and she cried.

John Manard

Super Reviewer



Directors Cat
Directors Cat

Super Reviewer


I don't know. I just really liked the Alice in Wonderland references.

vieras esine

Super Reviewer



Alexander Diminiano

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