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The Young And Prodigious T.S. Spivet brings its bestselling source material beautifully to life, offering a blend of visual thrills and poignant pathos that help tie the film together despite an occasional surfeit of quirk. Read critic reviews

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T.S. is invited to the Smithsonian to receive an award for inventing a perpetual motion machine. Without telling any of his family, he boards a freight train heading to Washington, D.C., to attend the ceremony.

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Critic Reviews for The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet

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  • The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet is the perfect 3D vehicle and Jeunet takes full advantage, offering a feast of amusing visual flourishes suited to the book's playfulness.

    January 1, 2016 | Full Review…
  • The quirky charm, visual wit and melancholy undertow of Reif Larsen's The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet translate joyously to the screen in Jean-Pierre Jeunet's The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spite.

    January 1, 2016 | Full Review…
  • Even at its zippiest ... The Young And Prodigious T.S. Spivet is infused with a pervasive sense of melancholy and loss, with a family that seems as damaged as they are lovably quirky.

    August 6, 2015 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
  • Like cross-breeding a chihuahua with a Jack Russell, the result may be doubly cute, but also doubly annoying.

    April 10, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • A challenging film that adults might enjoy but one that is likely to leave younger audiences bewildered.

    April 9, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Adapted from a novel by Reif Larsen, The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet is an embrace of the telling detail and the off-kilter, singular vision of a child.

    October 29, 2014 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet

  • Jul 15, 2014
    A visually gorgeous fable (even the 3D is amazing) that Jeunet really knew how to make entirely believable, but still it feels like a first draft with structural problems and in need of a better treatment. Besides, Catlett is pretty terrible at times, while only Carter and Davis stand out.
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