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Be Kind Rewind Reviews

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Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Dave White
Movies.com
April 4, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
June 7, 2009
A glowing valentine to creativity in opposition to commerce.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Pablo Villaça
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
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
July 22, 2008
Once the movie starts finding its focus it becomes a very unique experience
Full Review| 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.
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
Sean O'Connell
Charlotte Weekly
March 2, 2008
corny, cool and beautiful
| Original Score: 3/4
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
March 1, 2008
The community-produced version of Fats Waller's story leads to a block film party in what may be the most touching ending of Gondry's films.
Brandon Fibbs
Colorado Springs Gazette
February 28, 2008
Be Kind Rewind may be the least ambitious of Gondry's films but is also his most fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Eric Melin
Scene-Stealers.com
February 27, 2008
It falls short in the character development category, relying on a whimsical vibe, the charm of its actors, and ceaselessly inventive movie re-creations to get by.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
February 27, 2008
Gondry has merely used the plot to celebrate community, friendship, love, creativity, making something out of nothing and the power of myth to sometimes be greater than truth.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
February 24, 2008
One of the most bizarre concepts to hit the big screen unspools erratically in "Be Kind Rewind," an outrageous comedy that offers some clever scenes and more than a few laughs.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
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Jen Chaney
Washington Post
September 24, 2011

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July 14, 2011
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