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Jason Best
Movie Talk
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.
Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jason Gorber
Filmfest
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.
Full Review | Original Score: A
William Goss
Orlando Weekly
September 1, 2010
It's a regular Amélie's 11, laden with screwball schemes and stripped of emotional arcs.
Top Critic
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
September 1, 2010
Minor, almost trite, but still worth treasuring if you're not put off by "precious."
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
August 6, 2010
Boon's lovely, embraceable performance is perfectly twinned with Jeunet's deft, artful direction. The result is playful and oddly affecting, a Rube Goldberg contraption of a film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 26, 2010
As a filmmaker, [Jeunet's] prime virtues have to do with textural details, discursive forays into character, little grace notes that accrete into rueful human - and humane - comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 86/100
July 22, 2010
S'il n'y a rien qui cloche en soi avec ce sixième film de Jean-Pierre Jeunet, tout porte à croire que le projet fut tout de même entièrement réalisé sur le pilote automatique.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
July 18, 2010
While it bears some stylistic similarities to Jeunet's early work, in its muted yet rich color palette and more-than-slightly off-kilter vision of a surreal world filled with oddball characters, it feels far less substantial than that earlier work.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.2/10
Bill Gibron
PopMatters
July 17, 2010
The results are so imaginative, so visually inventive and playful that we easily overlook the film's flaws - even when they threaten the very elements we're enjoying.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
July 16, 2010
The charming if slight end result suggests Michael Moore by way of the Keystone Kops.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
July 16, 2010
Deliriously inventive but dramatically empty, Micmacs is like watching a talented kid who doesn't know when to stop showing off
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
July 15, 2010
As with all of Jeunet's films, this one is filled with delightful comic touches.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Steve Persall
Tampa Bay Times
July 14, 2010
Micmacs becomes a supremely odd and at times hilarious caper; The Sting according to Kurt Vonnegut.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Mike Ward
Richmond.com
July 9, 2010
In France, revenge is a dish best served with white gloves and face paint.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
July 7, 2010
Micmacs may lack the emotional depth of Amelie or A Very Long Engagement, but it'll keep you smiling almost all the way through.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
July 6, 2010
I haven't had this much pure joy and entertainment at a movie all year.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
Eric D. Snider
Film.com
July 1, 2010
I suspect this is what the world looks like in Jeunet's head all the time.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
July 1, 2010
Micmacs is a fantasy film with purpose, by a director with a cause and a rampant case of attention-deficit disorder for an audience of innocent bystanders.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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