Microbe and Gasoline (Microbe et Gasoil) Reviews

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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.
July 29, 2016
We appreciate the unique personalities of these two kids, and we're glad they found each other.
July 28, 2016
The laughs are sometimes bigger than expected, and so are the emotions stirred by the bittersweet finale.
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 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.
July 14, 2016
A cross between François Truffaut's sometimes-harrowing dramas about childhood and a Steven Spielberg fantasy, Gondry's film abounds with sentiment - without falling prey to sentimentality.
July 14, 2016
"Microbe and Gasoline" doesn't reinvent the wheel, but it just might ride four of them into your heart.
July 14, 2016
In the end, it all has about the same impact as looking at wallpaper, assuming the wallpaper is tasteful and inoffensive.
July 12, 2016
Too flip and sweet-natured to be obviously appealing to adult lovers of French art cinema, too digressive, melancholic, low-key and gently raunchy to classify as a children's movie in any usual sense.
July 8, 2016
What's fresh here is the immediacy of the characters and the moments.
July 1, 2016
There's no falling back on elaborate shots or effects. Any audience knows the road-trip movie and coming-of-age conceits well, and the director makes no attempt to reshape the structure. He trusts the actors and material to do the work.
July 1, 2016
Gondry brings a sense of heartfelt nostalgia, pathos and humor to this portrait of a short, unique adolescent moment.
July 1, 2016
While Gondry calms his creative instincts to toy with the ordinary, he indirectly errs on making "Microbe and Gasoline" his first forgettable film.
June 30, 2016
Time and again, "Microbe and Gasoline" risks cuteness without going overboard.
June 30, 2016
If Michel Gondry could direct the formative years of actual people the way he handles the tender, fictional lives of the youngsters at the center of the adventure drama Microbe & Gasoline, the real world would be a far more compassionate place.
June 30, 2016
Gondry offers up his take on the long-running European tradition of unambitious, naturalistic coming-of-age portraiture.
June 29, 2016
At nearly 105 minutes, "Microbe and Gasoline" runs out of steam in its second act, but the majority of this sweet, sensitive ride is a real treat.
June 29, 2016
Gondry has always worn his heart on his sleeve, which remains endearing - especially when he shows that he still has a few more tricks left up it.
June 17, 2016
Microbe and Gasoline is, too, an allegorical depiction of the awkwardness of the teenage experience.
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