Micmacs (Micmacs à tire-larigot) Reviews

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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
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.
February 27, 2019
Micmacs is clever, sweet, beautifully shot and disappointingly unsatisfying.
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.
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.
August 21, 2010
Dripping with gooey crowd-pleasing sentimentality.
August 13, 2010
So much time is devoted to chases and ricocheting bullets that whimsy for whimsy's sake takes over.
July 22, 2010
Jeunet remains one of the world's most imaginative directors. But Micmacs is a misfire.
July 22, 2010
A colorful three-ring circus of a movie, as one might expect from a production with a cast of characters that includes a human cannonball and a comely contortionist; unfortunately, the labored whimsy quickly wears out its welcome...
July 16, 2010
While the parts are quite good, the sum is pretty pedestrian.
July 13, 2010
For anybody worried Amelie wasn't overstylized and cutesy-poo enough, director Jean-Pierre Jeunet finally disappears completely up his own twee-hole...
July 9, 2010
A bit of whimsy is good. Unfettered whimsy? Well, that may wear out its welcome.
July 1, 2010
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.
June 25, 2010
An irritatingly cute and complicated farce that resembles nothing more than a string of three-minute live-action cartoons strung together into a whole far less funny and charming than it thinks it is.
June 18, 2010
Jeunet's maverick imagination sometimes gets the best of him, and Micmacs is an ultimately exhausting case in point.
June 11, 2010
The latest surreal confectionary from supreme stylist Jean-Pierre Jeunet is occasionally poignant but not as wonderfully whimsical as intended.
June 11, 2010
Micmacs ends with an elaborate set piece celebrating illusion at its most seductive, but the movie itself winds up feeling like just that: an exercise in surface tricks and sleight of hand, without much emotion or warmth to give it more meaning.
June 11, 2010
There is something whimsical about Micmacs but also something laborious, and that is not a good combo.
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