Micmacs (Micmacs à tire-larigot) Reviews

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May 28, 2010
Who would wish to quarrel with such a sweet and noble sentiment? There is no question that the heart of Micmacs is in the right place, but the movie is also a little thin.
May 28, 2010
Although often charming, Micmacs seems so pleased with itself that it hardly needs an audience.
May 28, 2010
Influenced by Jacques Tati, Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton -- as well as the British Carry On slapstick farces -- this film has long stretches without any dialogue at all.
May 27, 2010
Micmacs is like a Buster Keaton or Harold Lloyd movie where everybody is Buster or Harold, yet they all work in harmony.
May 27, 2010
Micmacs is an enjoyably weightless farce, a slapdash, stylish Rube Goldberg device made out of people instead of mechanical parts.
May 26, 2010
Allusions are made to recent European arms deals in the Balkans and Afghanistan, but Micmacs is more fantasia than violent revenge tale. And its pleasing curlicues -- like a bouquet of spoons -- linger long after the predictable outcome.
May 26, 2010
Director and co-writer Jean-Pierre Jeunet is back doing what he likes best, which is moving eccentric characters around a board in a miniature game of fate and chance.
May 26, 2010
Micmacs is an inventive romp punctuated by the kind of quirkiness Jeunet has brought to all his films.
May 26, 2010
It feels sprung directly from the insides of a cuckoo clock. All the characters chirp their one happy note at just the right moments, and you wake up in an artificial Paris that ought to insult any self-respecting Francophile.
May 26, 2010
Micmacs may not be everyone's cup of capricious comedy, but it delivers an audio-visual picnic of surprises that makes craziness contagious.
May 24, 2010
It's a nice palate cleanser among all the computer-generated action of Hollywood's summer blockbusters.
May 24, 2010
Boon holds it all together with gentle clumsiness and improvisational clowning.
May 24, 2010
Micmacs is the logical next step in Jean-Pierre Jeunet's career, more or less completely doing away with narrative as a vital component and exalting mouse trap-style set pieces as a be-all end-all.
May 21, 2010
Carefully apportions its visual jokes rather than bombarding the viewer with them.
April 18, 2010
Jean-Pierre Jeunet creates a circus like caper film that barely pauses for breath.
April 2, 2010
It's an engaging and beautifully realised fairytale.
April 1, 2010
The film struggles to find a rhythm, because Jeunet is constantly throwing up brightly coloured blocks of comedy with visually incongruous punchlines, like a magician with a dove in every pocket.
February 26, 2010
Jeunet himself describes the film best: Delicatessen meets Amà (C)lie. But weâ(TM)d add that, while itâ(TM)s certainly breezy fun, itâ(TM)s not quite as good as either.
February 26, 2010
A comic potshot at the arms industry that makes for a hearty, if modest, return to form.
February 26, 2010
Jeunetâ(TM)s fondness for the whimsical and slapstick has gone over the top, leaving plot and character floundering.
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