Mr. Nobody Reviews

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October 31, 2013
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.
October 31, 2013
As philosophy, Mr. Nobody seems sillier than it is profound. But in a parallel reality, more movies would have this degree of insane ambition.
October 28, 2013
This big-budget English-language co-production shows that Europeans can compete in the sci-fi realm where high production values are king.
Top Critic
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.
April 4, 2011
A film that has a beating heart underneath its messy -- though breathtakingly designed -- exterior.
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.
September 28, 2017
Daring sci-fi with mature themes, sex, and violence.
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.
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.
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.
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.
November 12, 2013
ambitious as all get out and a wonder from start to finish.
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.
October 31, 2013
a passionate, thoughtful, and inquisitive exploration of the meaning of life.
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!"
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.
October 29, 2013
Too strange for wide release, too provocative and arresting to sit on the shelf
October 29, 2013
This sprawling, ambitious sci-fi epic has a keen visual sense and a genuine interest in its deep topics.
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.
October 28, 2013
Jaco van Dormael's most ambitious film to date is a mess and a miracle at the same time.
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