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Amélie Reviews

April 9, 2014
It is a tour de force of a bauble, if such a thing can exist.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 9, 2014
Jeunet has succeeded at drawing us inside his head; the question is, do we want to be there?
April 9, 2014
It's hard not to fall under the spell of this moonstruck romance.
April 9, 2014
How far should we trust a plea for benevolence when it feels like a box of tricks?
April 9, 2014
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.
April 9, 2014
Underlying the directorial derring-do is an enduring truth: Love really can conquer all.
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.
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.
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
November 6, 2002
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 | Original Score: 3/4
June 1, 2002
A frenetic bore that insists on its audience's adoration while making no demands upon their intelligence.
January 22, 2002
Treacle this elaborately inventive deserves some kind of blue ribbon.
November 16, 2001
Tautou is gloriously alive in the title role.
November 15, 2001
A blast of pure movie bliss, a hilarious, imaginative and exhilarating love letter to the romantic in all of us.
November 9, 2001
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.
November 9, 2001
There's so much here, and all of it delightful.
November 9, 2001
A delectable French confection... sure to please America's sweet tooth.
November 9, 2001
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 | Original Score: 4/4
November 9, 2001
A movie whose embrace of cinema is so passionate it could be mistaken for an embrace of life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 9, 2001
So terrific it might single-handedly rescue the 'feel-good movie' from the garbage heap of overused and discredited phrases.
November 9, 2001
A feel-good flick with artsy ambitions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 9, 2001
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
Do not be surprised to see Amelie pull a Crouching Tiger and be nominated as both best foreign film and best film.
November 9, 2001
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.
November 9, 2001
A delicious pastry of a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 9, 2001
Delightful and original, the film conjures up a corner of Paris distinct and specific, yet fairy-tale fanciful.
November 9, 2001
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.
November 8, 2001
Goes straight past cute and heads directly for sublime.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
November 8, 2001
There's real magic in this movie -- and enough energy to power a whole city on a dark and gloomy night.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 8, 2001
Tautou provides Amélie with its beating heart.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 8, 2001
See it with eyes opened wide and your heart on your sleeve.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 3, 2001
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.
November 2, 2001
Irresistibly endearing, with a visual verve all its own.
November 2, 2001
The first half of this insistently goofy romantic comedy buzzes with the marauding ingenuity of director Jean-Pierre Jeunet, but it overstays its welcome.
November 2, 2001
Fairly irresistible if you can keep your cynicism in check for a couple of hours.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 2, 2001
Features an aggressive, in-your-face romanticism that's noticeably lacking in genuine warmth.
November 2, 2001
There is no denying that Amélie is, to paraphrase its title, fabulous.
November 1, 2001
It is overwritten and overdirected for the quaint, simple feelings it attempts to project.
November 1, 2001
While Amélie the plucky girl beguiles, Amélie the charming movie, already an international success, seduces.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
October 30, 2001
Initially disarming, this simpering dolly grows increasingly wearisome.
October 30, 2001
It's the kind of motion picture that's both intelligent and immensely likable -- just like the main character.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4