Micmacs (Micmacs à tire-larigot) Reviews
November 30, 2020
Diverting, entertaining, and distinctive, which is ultimately the grand appeal of Jeunet's projects.
September 16, 2020
It saddens me that so many film critics, many of whom I deeply respect, have failed to connect with the film's gentle heart and romantic spirit.
July 14, 2020
Jeunet is going for a Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton kind of thing, trying to tell a story visually, but that doesn't mean that he can't explore some of the deeper elements. While "Micmacs" is still a good, fun movie, it could have been so much more.
April 7, 2020
...maybe there is such a thing as too much whimsy. Where Amelie made me believe that there was no limit on how many quirks characters could have, Micmacs reminded me that a series of quirks do not make a character.
October 24, 2019
Colourful, dazzling and utterly wonderful, Micmacs is another ravishing romp from one of the masters of modern French comedy.
October 24, 2019
Just don't look beyond the surface for truth and beauty. The surface is all there is.
August 5, 2019
It's more enamored with creating a specific look and feel than being cohesive, and as a result it becomes irreparably lost.
July 23, 2019
As with Gilliam, the cerebral detail of so much convoluted gimmickry can eventually wear thin-the director's manic fantasia overtakes the reality of his characters. But by then, you're beyond caring, and happily going along for the ride.
February 27, 2019
Micmacs is clever, sweet, beautifully shot and disappointingly unsatisfying.
November 5, 2018
The film's anti-war stance is overtly obvious. However, where there is excess there is also restraint. Beneath their eccentric exteriors, the inner-workings of each of the leading characters are masterfully explored.
August 9, 2018
You can have all the astonishing set design that you want and location shots of Parisian streets leading to impressive explosions, but these cannot disguise that the film's tone is as wrong as can possibly be.
June 2, 2013
It's superbly directed but the story just isn't involving and the characters are empty shells. Knowing how awesome this director can be, MICMACS was a major letdown.
August 2, 2012
French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet's distinctive brand of zany and whimsical humour has won him a dedicated following, and fans of Delicatessen and Amélie should adore his new comedy thriller Micmacs.
April 8, 2011
Micmacs is quick and funny and easy but so light it floats away from you when all is said and done, and doesn't leave much behind. It's worth the time you spend with it though.
January 10, 2011
We are encouraged to cheer for Bazil and his friends because they are so warm, quirky, and lovable ... Frankly, it's all a bit obnoxious.
November 13, 2010
Casi una mixtura entre Delicatessen (1991) y Amèlie (2001), Micmacs se nutre de referencias clásicas (el circo, el cine mudo, la pantomima, los dibujos animados y la historieta) para narrar una aventura cómica brillantemente orquestada.
September 2, 2010
Micmacs, if light and silly, is still a wonderful thing to behold, as clever and beautifully constructed as the wonderful automata that populate the tinker's workroom in the film.
September 1, 2010
It's a regular Amélie's 11, laden with screwball schemes and stripped of emotional arcs.
September 1, 2010
Minor, almost trite, but still worth treasuring if you're not put off by "precious."