The Science of Sleep Reviews

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February 16, 2007
Gondry always manages to maintain a childlike wonder in the magic of creating a moving image, and never is it more evident than in this film.
February 16, 2007
It's all lovely to look at, but becomes progressively wearisome.
February 16, 2007
A thwarted love story that does not trade in the degraded cliches either of romance or conventional sexiness.
February 14, 2007
In the moment, Gondry and Bernal almost manage to give quirky a good name.
February 13, 2007
Credit should be shared with the leads; together they're silly, giddy, irrepressibly inventive - a lot like the film itself.
February 3, 2007
September 29, 2006
The movie plays like an exhausted hallucination, disjointed and frustrating, much of it owing to the lack of chemistry Gondry allows between his stars.
September 29, 2006
In the end, after your time with it, you'll recall it with a smile, remembering its childish wonderment and mischievous sense of humor.
September 29, 2006
It's all very cosmopolitan (the dialogue is English, French and Spanish), very independent, a wee bit juvenile and very confusing, of course. But The Science of Sleep is also remarkably magical and desperately romantic beneath it all.
September 29, 2006
The whimsy Gondry whips up soon goes wispy as we wait in vain for all this sweet-natured silliness to reveal a meaning that isn't transparently obvious.
September 29, 2006
Gondry's creative breeze of a movie is fun while it lasts, and that's more than you can say about a whole lot of movies.
September 29, 2006
This determinedly nonlinear filmmaking tells the story more accurately than cinéma vérité ever could.
September 29, 2006
Although the diminutive (5-foot-6-inch) Bernal emanates an infectiously playful and energetic charisma, there comes a point when you just want to slap him with a big hand for being such a petulant baby.
September 28, 2006
[Gondry's] passion for cinematic invention is giddy and palpable, with the rudimentary charms of fellow Frenchman and turn-of-the-century filmmaker Georges Melies.
September 28, 2006
The film is wonderfully innovative.
September 28, 2006
I loved Science, but in its final minutes I felt that I had a one-way ticket to a cul-de-sac. The scenery is something, though.
September 28, 2006
As charming and inventive as Gondry's fanciful visions are, they aren't enough to substitute for the lack of an involving story.
September 28, 2006
It's a tonic to see a film, however uneven, obsessed with the question of what young love is, exactly, while detailing the stupid stuff that makes people act like jerks over someone.
September 28, 2006
An exceedingly fanciful film that's both more provocative and less successful than the Carrey piece.
September 25, 2006
The Science of Sleep is an interesting visual experiment that tries really hard to be something unique, but it just spins its flashy wheels and eventually goes nowhere.
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