Microbe and Gasoline (Microbe et Gasoil) Reviews

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July 20, 2019
Microbe & Gasoline offers a fun little ride, even if its charms won't linger for very long in your rear-view.
April 1, 2019
A lo-fi, low-stakes charmer from Michel Gondry, light years removed from the insufferable manic quirk of Mood Indigo, but still a disconnected effort just barely tethered to its own meager narrative.
August 8, 2017
The performances by Ange Dargent and Théophile Baquet could not be better, and it's their authenticity and abandon that make this film a fine addition to the coming-of-age canon.
August 7, 2017
Michel Gondry leaves the creativity and whimsy to his characters, resulting in his best work in ages.
December 2, 2016
Microbe and Gasoline handles predictable scenes in unpredictable ways, and the weird stuff is so fun and strange that it makes up for anything pat.
September 6, 2016
Dramatizing the two boys' respective insecurities and strengths, Gondry has crafted a pair of loners who complement each other but aren't so outrageously different that their companionship feels forced.
August 26, 2016
Michel Gondry's coming-of-age road movie Microbe and Gasoline is, surprisingly, his best film since Be Kind Rewind, or even Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
August 11, 2016
Gondry keeps his usual offbeat style in check, though the design of the boys' house-car is pretty whimsical. Mostly he finds the joy in the boys' small triumphs of growing up, contemplating girls and becoming fast friends.
July 29, 2016
We appreciate the unique personalities of these two kids, and we're glad they found each other.
July 29, 2016
Overall it feels as tiny as the boys' house on wheels, a nice idea for a short film that doesn't really sustain its 105-minute running time.
July 28, 2016
The laughs are sometimes bigger than expected, and so are the emotions stirred by the bittersweet finale.
July 27, 2016
Gondry refrains from indulging his imagination in favor of building a realistic emotional richness.
July 25, 2016
The heartfelt, personal Microbe & Gasoline may be Gondry's best work since the still incredible Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind.
July 23, 2016
You sense Gondry made "Microbe and Gasoline" for an audience of one, himself. Yet in doing so, he's delivered a movie that speaks eloquently to the world over.
July 21, 2016
Gondry's intentions (and young actors) are good, even as this likable film suffers from a pesky lack of cohesiveness.
July 21, 2016
Director Gondry conveys a feeling of happy fantasy: two against the world, managing despite everything.
July 21, 2016
Charming, melancholy, and, in the end, not terribly memorable, "Microbe & Gasoline" shows the gifted filmmaking eccentric Michel Gondry pulling back to more personal territory.
July 16, 2016
I found little to actively dislike, but also no compelling reason to exalt it beyond the merely agreeable.
July 15, 2016
Microbe and Gasoline's nostalgic adventure ride provides a nice diversion for the director's usual whimsies. Like the film's home on wheels, should you strip away its roof, the small scale frame would reveal a very large heart.
July 15, 2016
Packed with wit and warmth, "Microbe and Gasoline" is a minor key showstopper. It's proof you don't always need a huge fireworks display, sometimes a bottle rocket and a few sparklers will do the trick.
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