Be Kind Rewind Reviews

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January 1, 2011
February 22, 2008
It's hard to get too cranky about a movie that, at heart, is a tribute to the joy of making things with your friends.
February 22, 2008
A film that's sweet and well-intentioned, but with a heart where its brain should be.
February 22, 2008
Hollywood showbiz is about the now and the new, so there is something subversive about Gondry pitching his tent in the wasteground of obsolescence behind the gleaming edifice of modernity.
February 22, 2008
Takes a clever concept and cobbles a weak story around it.
February 22, 2008
Long before the movie ends, it slips right off the sprockets.
February 22, 2008
Be Kind Rewind declares that the riches of cinema history touch each of us personally. Films become so deep a part of us that we own them that our memories of them, whether faithful or fanciful, become their meanings.
February 22, 2008
Give Be Kind Rewind a little time and an open mind, and it just might grow on you. Its premise is absurd, but adorably so.
February 22, 2008
Thick stew of awful.
February 22, 2008
A celebration of the DIY aesthetic, and of the universal appeal of movies, Be Kind Rewind is a charmingly off-the-wall little tale.
February 22, 2008
If it isn't up to his Oscar-winning Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, it at least has Jack Black and Mos Def around for laughs.
February 22, 2008
the visual wit, game performances, and overflowing humanity have more than made up for the shortcomings by the time the film finds a final moment that's simultaneously abrupt and magical.
February 22, 2008
Michel Gondry doesn't understand -- or, perhaps, even care about -- the normal niceties of plausible plotting, thematic structure or satisfying character development. But he does understand joy.
February 22, 2008
It's inviting, undemanding and altogether wonderful. You'll want to see it again, or at least Swede it yourself.
February 22, 2008
A surprisingly sweet comedy showcasing a manic Jack Black.
February 22, 2008
Eminently likable. And there's something about Gondry's persistent nostalgia that feels contemporary, or opportune, at least.
February 22, 2008
It's a joyless ode to joy, it's a leaden salute to the silver screen, it's a painful testament to filmic pleasures. Be kind, and don't even begin to rewind.
February 22, 2008
There's an undeniable sense of wonder to Be Kind Rewind, a belief in both the beauty of the creative process and the magic within all men. It's an unabashed ode to common potential; it's also a lot of fun to watch.
February 22, 2008
I felt positive and genial while watching it, but I didn't break out in paroxysms of laughter. It's the kind of amusing film you can wait to see on DVD. I wonder if it will come out on VHS?
February 22, 2008
One wants to protect this, but it's hard not to gag on the cuteness.
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