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L'écume des jours (Mood Indigo) Reviews

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September 1, 2017
It's a mildly interesting romance portrayed by two solid actors that is largely overshadowed by its gimmicky effects.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
August 11, 2017
Michel Gondry's latest endeavor reads like a twisted storybook, weaving realistic tropes with fantastic visions of both the intensely light and the intensely dark.
August 4, 2017
These surfaces, however splendid, are just surfaces, and we fuse no emotional connection to these characters or this story, not even as an allegory.
June 30, 2017
You don't know how tempting it is to review Mood Indigo by simply listing all the visual delights Michel Gondry crams into his newest flight of fancy.
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-
July 31, 2015
Amuses, and then over-amuses
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
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.
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
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.
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
August 10, 2014
It's such a visual stunner you might well forget how humdrum a story it encompasses.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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
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
August 8, 2014
It's hard not to take delight in Michel Gondry and his whooshing, bendable universe.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 7, 2014
Mood Indigo is unexpected, unusual and unforgettable, and Gondry is well and truly back.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 7, 2014
Whimsy underscored by the unsettlingly weird.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
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
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
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