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The Young And Prodigious T.S. Spivet Reviews

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December 7, 2016
The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet should be counted amongst the best of children's films.
April 2, 2016
The second English-language feature by Amélie's Jean-Pierre Jeunet is a road movie that has captured its visually striking journey in glorious 3D.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 1, 2016
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
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
It's the multilayered 3-D wizardry with a retro feel that gives Young and Prodigious a delirious sense of timelessness, all set in a magic-realist world where ghosts and dogs might suddenly speak.
December 18, 2015
Jeunet never finds a matching aesthetic, shooting in an over-saturated 3D palette and doubling down on forced Americana, although most of the film was shot in BC and Alberta. It just doesn't work.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
October 16, 2015
Sad, beautiful tale of boy genius and tragic gun accident.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 6, 2015
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 5, 2015
It should have been Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Hugo, a 3-D art film to impress critics and families during holiday/awards season. Instead, it may be his Idiocracy.
August 5, 2015
Everything you expect from Jeunet: playful filmmaking, a fanciful story, strange plot twists, delightfully eccentric characters and a lot more seriousness than it appears on the surface.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 3, 2015
The quirky tone and whimsical elements of the film are the perfect juxtaposition to the heaping piles of pathos that are in every cell of this film...
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
August 2, 2015
A typical Jeunet film, which means that it's amazingly accomplished from a technical point of view but synthetic and emotionally remote...a truly personal effort that has to be taken on its own terms or not at all.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
July 29, 2015
A head rush of big screen detail and beauty, but as a story, it's something of a mess, trying to focus on profound pain while the production arranges all types of widescreen minutiae.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
April 10, 2015
Like cross-breeding a chihuahua with a Jack Russell, the result may be doubly cute, but also doubly annoying.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 9, 2015
A challenging film that adults might enjoy but one that is likely to leave younger audiences bewildered.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 11, 2014
The famously flamboyant and creative French filmmaker Jean-Pierre Jeunet is in inspired form with the visual design of this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 3, 2014
Mark Twain by way of Jimmy Neutron, this oddball family film lays the syrup on thick, only to cut through the sweetness with a biting critique of America's cultural foibles.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 31, 2014
As seen in Delicatessen and Amelie, all things whimsical comprise Jeunet's gambit, placing The Young And Prodigious T.S. Spivet firmly in his comfort zone.
October 29, 2014
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 24, 2014
Audiences of all ages will warm to this delightful tale that is all at once a road movie, a coming of age story and one about a young boy longing for his father's approval
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