Reviews

Jun 4, 2008
Apr 5, 2007
New Line powerbroker/director Robert Shaye has made a children's film for stoners, a trippy, psychedelic fable that belongs in the DVD section of New Age bookstores alongside the strangely similar What The Fuck Do We Know?
Apr 3, 2007
A low-key sci-fi that has an offbeat charm all its own.
Mar 31, 2007
Occasionally arresting ideas and a non-condescending attitude to its pre-teen protagonists give this more character than many effects-driven family fantasies, even if it's ultimately too wonky in construction to sweep us along convincingly.
Mar 31, 2007
This is a solidly impressive kids' sci-fi.
Mar 31, 2007
It's refreshing to be reminded that an intelligent, exciting family movie isn't always an oxymoron.
Mar 31, 2007
Shaye's direction of The Last Mimzy is bland and undistinguished and assures his continued reign as a film executive.
Mar 26, 2007
The special effects are kinda cheesy, and it's a low-rent E.T.
Mar 26, 2007
The Last Mimzy is that phenomenon as welcome as the first robin of spring, a kids' movie that is more than bearable for adults.
Mar 23, 2007
Loud, weird, and something you don't want to spend too much time with.
Mar 23, 2007
Wholesome, eager entertainment that doesn't talk down.
Mar 23, 2007
The movie grows muddled with too many tedious segments involving adults.
Mar 23, 2007
The gentleness of the film is almost unique in this day and age. It's a true family movie, one that adults likely won't groan at when they are told that the problems of the future are because 'our precious quality of humanity had been turned off.'
Mar 23, 2007
Shaye gives the film a message well worth hearing: Today's kids, constantly distracted by electronic devices, don't spend enough time connecting with each other and with their families. But this idea is buried among too many talky scenes with the adults.
Mar 23, 2007
A good-looking, relatively ambitious movie that respects and enhances [sci-fi writer] Kuttner's vision.
Mar 23, 2007
An involving fantasy for beamish boys and girls -- and their parents. At moments, Mimzy captures the moonbeam awe of E.T.
Mar 23, 2007
The picture grows pretentious in parts and the ending is anticlimactic.
Mar 23, 2007
After a slightly sluggish start, director Shaye directs with assurance, and the kids are delightful.
Mar 23, 2007
You'd be far better off tracking down the original tale than trying to untangle Bob Shaye's choppy adaptation.
Mar 23, 2007
The film is clearly well-meaning but hampered by the heavy-handed direction of Robert Shaye and egregious use of James Horner's score, constantly cuing the warming of the heart.