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Mr. Nobody Reviews

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Zach Hollwedel
Under the Radar
August 18, 2014
[Writer-director] Van Dormael seems unsure of what exactly it is he's trying to say, and thus Mr. Nobody rambles on for nearly two and a half hours.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Christopher Runyon
Movie Mezzanine
February 20, 2014
Too clinical to have an emotional impact, not romantic enough to engage a standard audience, and not smart enough for viewers looking for an intellectual experience.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jeff Beck
February 24, 2014
There are times when the film is entirely lucid in the points it wants to get across on love and the various choices we have to make throughout our lives, while at other times it seems lost in its overabundance of possibilities.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine
October 28, 2013
The only truly graspable notion the film can be said to put forth is one of increasingly tedious sci-fi-romantic genre busy-ness.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jordan Hoffman
October 31, 2013
At the 44-minute mark (I checked) of 'Mr. Nobody,' I loudly sighed and asked, "Good God, when the hell is this movie going to START!"
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
September 29, 2013
'Mr. Nobody' jumps around in a rather haphazard way, so it seems too chaotic most of the time. It's creative, but quite perplexing.
Kevin Jagernauth
The Playlist
September 27, 2013
Both overblown and half-baked, too long and not edited enough, Mr. Nobody describes exactly the kind of audience it will likely get.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Rob Thomas
Madison Movie
October 28, 2013
The aptly titled Nobody is just a white ball bouncing around the roulette wheel, as likely to land on this number as the next. It's fun to watch "Mr. Nobody" go round and round, but where it lands doesn't really matter to us.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail
April 4, 2011
While Mr. Nobody contains some truly moving scenes, it eventually starts to try your concentration when you suspect all the space/time continuum shuffling may never become more than the sum of its parts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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January 9, 2012
With the film's maddening circular structure and often thudding visual expositions, the experience of watching it isn't quite as enjoyable as a description might augur.
Simon Brookfield
We Got This Covered
October 31, 2013
While visual excess and occasional thematic bombast softens Mr. Nobody at times, the film nevertheless has poignant, often profound things to say about fate, mortality, consequence and love.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Chris Sawin
February 24, 2014
Complex, visually stunning, and pleasantly convoluted, this is a film that seems like it can't be confined to one genre and while time flows in one continuous direction Mr. Nobody makes it a point to constantly pedal in the opposite direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
October 29, 2013
Too strange for wide release, too provocative and arresting to sit on the shelf
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Tim Grierson
Paste Magazine
October 30, 2013
A thoughtful investigation into the different variations of all our lives: the daydreams, the anxious worst-case scenarios, the futile digressions that went nowhere.
Lee Marshall
Screen International
October 28, 2013
Jaco van Dormael's most ambitious film to date is a mess and a miracle at the same time.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 28, 2013
Messy but intriguing science-fiction film.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
November 12, 2013
ambitious as all get out and a wonder from start to finish.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Boyd van Hoeij
April 4, 2011
A film that has a beating heart underneath its messy -- though breathtakingly designed -- exterior.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
January 14, 2011
Van Dormael's almost avant-garde modus operandi cements the movie's place as a love-it-or-hate-it proposition.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jason Gorber
September 2, 2010
This is thought provoking without pretentiousness, full of ideas and passion that deserves a wide audience...Giving oneself over to the film is a pleasure that's not soon to be repeated.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
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