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Mr. Nobody Reviews

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Zach Hollwedel
Under the Radar
August 18, 2014
[Writer-director] Van Dormael seems unsure of what exactly it is he's trying to say, and thus Mr. Nobody rambles on for nearly two and a half hours.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
February 24, 2014
There are times when the film is entirely lucid in the points it wants to get across on love and the various choices we have to make throughout our lives, while at other times it seems lost in its overabundance of possibilities.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Chris Sawin
Examiner.com
February 24, 2014
Complex, visually stunning, and pleasantly convoluted, this is a film that seems like it can't be confined to one genre and while time flows in one continuous direction Mr. Nobody makes it a point to constantly pedal in the opposite direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Christopher Runyon
Movie Mezzanine
February 20, 2014
Too clinical to have an emotional impact, not romantic enough to engage a standard audience, and not smart enough for viewers looking for an intellectual experience.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
November 12, 2013
ambitious as all get out and a wonder from start to finish.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Simon Brookfield
We Got This Covered
October 31, 2013
While visual excess and occasional thematic bombast softens Mr. Nobody at times, the film nevertheless has poignant, often profound things to say about fate, mortality, consequence and love.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Mike McGranaghan
Film Racket
October 31, 2013
a passionate, thoughtful, and inquisitive exploration of the meaning of life.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
October 31, 2013
Never mind that several characters seem to gain or lose British accents throughout the course of the film. The lack of continuity only enhances the sense of deliciously dizzying disequilibrium.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Ben Kenigsberg
AV Club
October 31, 2013
As philosophy, Mr. Nobody seems sillier than it is profound. But in a parallel reality, more movies would have this degree of insane ambition.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jordan Hoffman
ScreenCrush
October 31, 2013
At the 44-minute mark (I checked) of 'Mr. Nobody,' I loudly sighed and asked, "Good God, when the hell is this movie going to START!"
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Tim Grierson
Paste Magazine
October 30, 2013
A thoughtful investigation into the different variations of all our lives: the daydreams, the anxious worst-case scenarios, the futile digressions that went nowhere.
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
October 29, 2013
Too strange for wide release, too provocative and arresting to sit on the shelf
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Marc Mohan
Oregonian
October 29, 2013
This sprawling, ambitious sci-fi epic has a keen visual sense and a genuine interest in its deep topics.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine
October 28, 2013
The only truly graspable notion the film can be said to put forth is one of increasingly tedious sci-fi-romantic genre busy-ness.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Lee Marshall
Screen International
October 28, 2013
Jaco van Dormael's most ambitious film to date is a mess and a miracle at the same time.
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Deborah Young
Hollywood Reporter
October 28, 2013
This big-budget English-language co-production shows that Europeans can compete in the sci-fi realm where high production values are king.
Rob Thomas
Madison Movie
October 28, 2013
The aptly titled Nobody is just a white ball bouncing around the roulette wheel, as likely to land on this number as the next. It's fun to watch "Mr. Nobody" go round and round, but where it lands doesn't really matter to us.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 28, 2013
Messy but intriguing science-fiction film.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Mike D'Angelo
The Dissolve
September 30, 2013
Most viewers will have settled into a state of detached admiration. In the end, Mr. Nobody's title is simply too apt.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
September 29, 2013
'Mr. Nobody' jumps around in a rather haphazard way, so it seems too chaotic most of the time. It's creative, but quite perplexing.
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