Micmacs (Micmacs à tire-larigot) 2010

Micmacs

Critics Consensus

It might be a little too whimsical for its own good, but Micmacs delivers more of the inventive silliness that director Jean-Pierre Jeunet is known for.

72%

TOMATOMETER

Total Count: 144

74%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 10,937

You might also like

Where to watch

Show all services

Rate And Review

User image

Verified

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)



  • You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Step 2 of 2

    How did you buy your ticket?

    Let's get your review verified.

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

    You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)

  • How did you buy your ticket?

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

Micmacs Photos

Movie Info

Bazil (Dany Boon) has been a victim of weapons manufacturers his entire life. His father was killed by a land mine, and Bazil lost his job after he was shot by an errant bullet -- which is still lodged in his skull. Now Bazil lives on the streets of Paris, where he encounters Slammer (Jean-Pierre Marielle). Slammer takes him under his wing, introducing him to other outcasts. With the help of his new entourage, Bazil devises a plan to exact revenge on the companies that took so much from him.

Cast & Crew

André Dussollier
Nicolas Thibault de Fenouillet
Nicolas Marie
François Marconi
Julie Ferrier
La Môme Caoutchouc
Omar Sy
Remington
Michel Cremades
Petit Pierre
Raphaël Beau
Original Music
Tetsuo Nagata
Cinematographer
Show all Cast & Crew

News & Interviews for Micmacs (Micmacs à tire-larigot)

Critic Reviews for Micmacs (Micmacs à tire-larigot)

All Critics (144) | Top Critics (46) | Fresh (104) | Rotten (40)

  • Minor, almost trite, but still worth treasuring if you're not put off by "precious."

    September 1, 2010 | Rating: 2.5/4
  • Jeunet remains one of the world's most imaginative directors. But Micmacs is a misfire.

    July 22, 2010 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • While the parts are quite good, the sum is pretty pedestrian.

    July 16, 2010 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
  • I suspect this is what the world looks like in Jeunet's head all the time.

    July 1, 2010 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • Micmacs never bores -- Jeunet keeps the pace brisk and the mood ridiculous -- but the movie piles on the whimsy so tirelessly, you eventually start to choke on it.

    July 1, 2010 | Rating: 2/4
  • Micmacs, finally, is a romp through comic cinema history in which everything zips by so fast that you're too distracted to notice that it's all completely meaningless.

    June 25, 2010 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for Micmacs (Micmacs à tire-larigot)

  • Jul 29, 2011
    It's no secret that I am not the biggest French movie fan, but this one I found rather entertaining. A little strange, at times. The French sure do have a different sort of sense of humor. All in all, though, this movie rang alot of of my quirky bells...which kept me watching. Not too shabby.
    Cynthia S Super Reviewer
  • Jul 27, 2011
    A man who has been shot and his motley group of friends pit arms manufacturers against one another. Jean-Pierre Jeunet, who is probably most famous in the States for <i>Amelie</i>, has a few signatures that you can see in every one of his films. First, each character is almost always given an extensive backstory so that there are never minor characters just like, in life, there are never minor people. Second, the characters and situations are usually remarkably inventive and cleverly constructed. In <i>Micmacs</i> he's one for two. The main character is given five minutes of backstory, and his team of cohorts are given almost none, but the ploys they devise to catch the arms dealers are almost always delightfully carried. Watching a Jeunet character solve a problem is almost like watching a good magician. Other critics have discussed the political message embedded in the film. One positive review, by Ty Burr, states, "<i>Micmacs</i> is the equivalent of a circus troupe setting up a tent in a war zone: You're entertained, even delighted, but after a while you suspect there are more serious matters at hand," but a negative review calls it "shallow." I saw the politics as tangential to the central, character-driven concern, and though I sympathize with both of those points, it didn't ruin the film for me by either bogging me down with a message or having the message so separate from the plot that the final moment seems like a departure. Dominique Pinon is remarkable, a effervescent character actor, but the lead, Dany Boon, plays Bazil too cluelessly. Bazil doesn't seem like a clever guy when we first meet him, so when the plot makes his character perform clever ploys, it seems strange. Overall, <i>Micmacs</i> is bound to be a disappointment for Jeunet fans, but it is nonetheless a solid, entertaining spectacle.
    Jim H Super Reviewer
  • Jul 24, 2011
    This French film is amusing vigilante story and breezy fun. With one notable expection, Jean-Pierre Jeunet's films are rich, textured and enjoyably eccentric affairs, and have deservedly earned him favourable comparisons with the likes of Terry Gilliam and Tim Burton. But Jeunet's style and vision, which reached its apex in <i>Amélie</i>, offers more consistent results than either of those filmmakers. The result plays out like Amélie's little life-improving schemes, albeit with a revenge motive and a team of conspirators. Lacking the vast resources of their quarry, Bazil and Co. prove to be genius improvisers - in one case performing a heist with a household alarm clock, a human cannonball and a gold fish bowl full of wasps. It's impressively inventive and entertainingly convoluted stuff. But while virtually every frame creaks with inspiration, you can't help but come away feeling there's something missing. Perhaps it's to do with being so conditioned to expect a pay-off for every set-up. The extensive film-referencing comes, to a great degree, out of the fact that the pre-brainwound Bazil is a movie nut. A more significant issue is Bazil himself. Whereas Amélie had at its heart a lovable, luminous brunette imp, here we have a large, blank-faced man of few words. And he's nowhere near as engaging. Dany Boon is a big deal in his homeland, but his appeal is yet to travel. We get that Bazil is shellshocked, but it does rather seem like Boon's coasting or, at least, failing to find the heart of his character while he's too busy playing on the surface. You may not be surprised to find that Boon started out as a mime.
    Dean M Super Reviewer
  • May 23, 2011
    A bit of a mess. Lots of intrigue and espionage (fitting for a movie entitled <i>Non-Stop Shenanigans</i>), but it's all a little too much fun and confusing for the political message embedded within. As such, the thesis on irresponsible tactics of war is as shallow as the one in <i>The Girl In the Cafe</i>. However, the colors and soundtrack are delightful as I've come to expect of Jeunet, of course.
    Alice S Super Reviewer

Micmacs (Micmacs à tire-larigot) Quotes

Movie & TV guides