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L'écume des jours (Mood Indigo) Reviews

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Bill Graham
The Film Stage
June 23, 2016
Richly told through Gondry's signature visual oddities and whimsy, Mood Indigo posits itself as something raw and intensely original.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit
July 31, 2015
Amuses, and then over-amuses
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
October 20, 2014
The opening scenes are filled with stop-motion animation, a mouse blowing soap bubbles and other delights; later episodes are dark and ashen. The effect is that of Pee-wee's Playhouse slowly sinking into the dank tarn that claimed Poe's House of Usher.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jonathan Romney
Film Comment Magazine
September 15, 2014
Mood Indigo is, by any sane criteria, a quixotic, even ill-advised folly. There's a certain overexertion to it all-like Terry Gilliam, Gondry is always compelled to push things that little bit harder when you wish they'd been handled lightly.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
September 3, 2014
At a time when so much filmmaking is marked by rampant laziness, it's both refreshing and a little daunting to encounter a film of such nonstop invention and creativity as Mood Indigo.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Wesley Morris
August 21, 2014
Gondry has such an incomparable understanding of the way in which strange and unexpected sights can tickle you. What he sometimes lacks as a filmmaker is the awareness that he can tickle an audience to death.
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
August 14, 2014
Mood Indigo paints a depressing picture about romance but does so with fabulous, although often-exhausting, style.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
August 10, 2014
It's such a visual stunner you might well forget how humdrum a story it encompasses.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Chris Sawin
August 8, 2014
A never-ending truckload of clever ideas are slapped together confusingly and yet Mood Indigo is still able to unravel the drooping strings of your knitted wool innards in familiar yet welcome fashion.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
August 8, 2014
"Mood Indigo" feels both overdone and undercooked - a hectic but sketchy tale of oddball romance that slides inexorably into tragedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
August 8, 2014
It's hard not to take delight in Michel Gondry and his whooshing, bendable universe.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jayne Nelson
SFX Magazine
August 7, 2014
Mood Indigo is unexpected, unusual and unforgettable, and Gondry is well and truly back.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
John Serba
August 7, 2014
Whimsy underscored by the unsettlingly weird.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jonathan Romney
Observer (UK)
August 4, 2014
Mood Indigo is an excessive, borderline-unwatchable folly, but it's hard not to admire - and even at moments, revel in - Gondry's demented enthusiasm.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Geoffrey Macnab
Independent (UK)
August 1, 2014
High kitsch it may be but Mood Indigo is certainly a welcome antidote to the usual terminal illness melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rich Cline
August 1, 2014
After a string of projects in America (including the masterpiece Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), French filmmaker Michel Gondry returns home to let his manic imagination run wild.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Shawn Hazelett
Under the Radar
August 1, 2014
Mood Indigo showcases the visual extraordinaire's most inventive and enchanting filmmaking in a decade.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
Jeff Baker
August 1, 2014
Watching Michel Gondry's new movie "Mood Indigo" is like being force-fed mounds of parfait by a gang of ice-skating mice.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Guy Lodge
London Evening Standard
August 1, 2014
There's beauty by the sackful in Mood Indigo, but it takes a good while to figure out exactly what it's meant to make us feel.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Damon Wise
Radio Times
August 1, 2014
For an hour, the film borders on genius, with playful visuals and unbelievable in-camera effects ...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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