Mr. Nobody


Mr. Nobody

Critics Consensus

Mr. Nobody's narrative tangles may bedevil as much as they entertain, but its big ambitions and absorbing visuals make for an intriguing addition to director Jaco Van Dormael's filmography.



Total Count: 30


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A young boy stands on a station platform. The train is about to leave. Should he go with his mother or stay with his father? An infinity of possibilities rise from this decision. As long as he doesn't choose, anything is possible. Every life deserves to be lived. (c) Magnolia

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Rhys Ifans
as Nemo's Father
Natasha Little
as Nemo's Mother
Juno Temple
as Anna (Age 15)
Toby Regbo
as Nemo (Age 15)
Clare Stone
as Elise (Age 15)
Audrey Giacomini
as Jeanne (Age 15)
Thomas Byrne
as Nemo (Age 9)
Alan Corduner
as Dr. Feldheim
Laura Brumagne
as Anna (Age 9)
Allan Corduner
as Dr. Feldheim
Daniel Mays
as Young Journalist
Noa De Constanzo
as Nemo (Age 5)
Noa DeConstanzo
as 5-Year-Old Nemo
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Critic Reviews for Mr. Nobody

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (6)

  • Never mind that several characters seem to gain or lose British accents throughout the course of the film. The lack of continuity only enhances the sense of deliciously dizzying disequilibrium.

    Oct 31, 2013 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
  • As philosophy, Mr. Nobody seems sillier than it is profound. But in a parallel reality, more movies would have this degree of insane ambition.

    Oct 31, 2013 | Rating: B

    Ben Kenigsberg

    AV Club
    Top Critic
  • This big-budget English-language co-production shows that Europeans can compete in the sci-fi realm where high production values are king.

    Oct 28, 2013 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Jan 9, 2012 | Full Review…
    Top Critic
  • 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.

    Apr 4, 2011 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • A film that has a beating heart underneath its messy -- though breathtakingly designed -- exterior.

    Apr 4, 2011

    Boyd van Hoeij

    Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Mr. Nobody

  • Feb 25, 2019
    Long & bizarre but ultimately entertaining.
    Ed K Super Reviewer
  • Oct 03, 2015
    Mr. Nobody is a film I want to uprate since the visuals are lush and wonderful and I tend to enjoy cerebral / trippy movies. But I never got into the story. It felt wandering / meandering and did not feel like it was going anyplace. There is an excellent film in there that is waiting for an editor to bring it into existence.
    Robert B Super Reviewer
  • Sep 04, 2015
    Visually superb. This existential drama about the choice we make and the ripples they have in others across time may be confusing at times but its ultimately enjoyable and rewarding once you figure it out.
    Ian W Super Reviewer
  • May 15, 2014
    Excellent movie. Makes you think. I would call it a cross between Inception and the Butterfly Effect.
    Dannielle A Super Reviewer

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