Amélie - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Amélie Reviews

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Andrew Pulver
October 13, 2011
What comes across most powerfully is Jeunet's athletic, playful directing style, a tour de force of tricks, gags and effects.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Gregory Weinkauf
July 25, 2011
A magnificent movie -- made a masterpiece by Audrey Tautou.
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
June 25, 2011
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.
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
February 13, 2011
Sometimes it's enough to attend the cinema to escape to another world
Full Review | Original Score: B
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 21, 2010
Thoughtful, charming for 16+.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nick Rogers
September 25, 2010
Amelie and Nino's love story bursts forth in a colorful fantasia. Their wild goose chase of romance soars as high as Bruno Delbonnel's absinthe-tinged camerawork. And their kiss makes for one of the Zeroes' most tender and quietly sensual.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Lisa Nesselson
July 6, 2010
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.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Audrey Toutou is incredible.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Steve Biodrowski
March 9, 2009
Bob Grimm
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
This whimsical French comedy about the ramifications of clandestine good deeds and the courage to follow one's own heart is also a celebration of the boundless potential of cinema itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
The film has a wonderful sense of humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts
June 21, 2007
The movie is joyful and whimsical, floating through Monmartre with its tounge placed firmly in cheek.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Emanuel Levy
March 29, 2007
In his solo effort, Jeunet puts aside the darkly humorous sensibility of his previous films (Delicatessen, co-directed with Caro)in the service of a sweet but toothless (and sexless) romantic comedy that's bound to make lead Audrey Tautou a star.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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David Jenkins
Time Out
February 9, 2006
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 | Original Score: 4/5
Mark Pfeiffer
March 31, 2005
Adorable beyond belief, [Audrey Tatou] wins our hearts with a performance that could comfortably exist in silent cinema.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
December 6, 2004
Jeunet's film is an ambitious, rich, and rewarding experience, packed end-to-end with delightful creativity.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
June 25, 2004
If you liked the quirky German film Run Lola Run and the romanticism of Chocolat, you'll want to see this whimsical new-wave picture
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
December 15, 2003
Despite the charms of its leading lady, I found Jeunet's approach to his material twee, distractingly exhibitionistic and over-calculated.
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
December 15, 2003
It's European-style magic realism if you like.
| Original Score: 4/5
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
July 19, 2003
Charms with its breezy, stylized storytelling [and] the wide eyes and breathless expression of Audrey Tautou… liabilities include a slightly dragged-out resolution and a rather amoral view of sexuality.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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