Mr. Nobody Reviews

September 28, 2017
Daring sci-fi with mature themes, sex, and violence.
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
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 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
Jaco van Dormael's most ambitious film to date is a mess and a miracle at the same time.
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.
October 28, 2013
Messy but intriguing science-fiction film.
September 30, 2013
Most viewers will have settled into a state of detached admiration. In the end, Mr. Nobody's title is simply too apt.
January 9, 2012
Jaco van Dormael launches this unique project which unifies influences from all over the Western world to create a film that pays homage to its predecessors while still standing very well on its own.
January 9, 2012
Ambitious and entertaining fantasy examines multiple lives and choices.
June 27, 2011
I relate to most movies by thinking about my past. Mr. Nobody has me evaluating my future.
April 4, 2011
A film that has a beating heart underneath its messy -- though breathtakingly designed -- exterior.
January 14, 2011
Van Dormael's almost avant-garde modus operandi cements the movie's place as a love-it-or-hate-it proposition.
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.
July 28, 2010
Expect the unexpected. Try to answer the unanswerable question that writer-director Van Dormael poses. It is a worthwhile exercise.