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Based on 35 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 20 )
  • 63
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Gondry and the gifted indie cinematographer Ellen Kuras have fun with the amateur versions of the likes of "RoboCop," "Rush Hour," "2001: A Space Odyssey," "King Kong" and "Driving Miss Daisy." These snippets are fun but frustratingly brief. show more

  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Inside 10 minutes, at most 15, Be Kind Rewind reveals itself as an awful mess, and it only gets worse. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Feels slight and repetitive, even when there is no actual rewinding going on. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    A charmingly off-the-wall little tale. Black doesn't do anything he hasn't done before (in fact, he's already done his remake of King Kong!). show more

  • 70
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    It's an exuberant, fanciful fable set amid the scruffy outskirts of American society, where people's need for escapism coincides with their desire to participate in its creation. show more

  • 88
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    It's refreshing to see Gondry's moviemaking still possessed by the community spirit he caught a few years ago with "Dave Chappelle's Block Party." show more

  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    At its best when it is at its most freewheeling -- when it tramples past logic, motivation and basic plausibility in its pursuit of a funny, whimsical kind of nonsense. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    A love letter to the technology and movies of the 1980s as well as celebrating the DIY ethos of the YouTube generation. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Whimsy with a capital W. No, it's WHIMSY in all caps. Make that all-caps italic boldface. Oh, never mind. I'm getting too whimsical. show more

  • 63
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    The film doesn’t hold together. But it’s the work of a real director, however fantastic his sensibility. show more

  • July 21, 2008 knishknash13
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    i luv this movie it was HILARIOUS!

  • July 20, 2008 deepinluvwithim
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    mos is one of my favorite mc's and i always love him in movies this was no exception.....this movie had a lot of heart and was creative and hilarious in original ways.......this def. is one of my favorites...

  • June 30, 2008 Jav4292
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    I thought in the end it had a good message about coming together , being there for each other. It was a bit slow but funny in parts. Not bad, would not buy.

  • June 27, 2008 coolgirlsinaz
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    this was fun...Mel Diaz is so CUTE......she steals the show.loved her in itty bitty titty committee to. jack black is always funny

  • June 27, 2008 Wrstnightmre
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    I did not like this movie come on jack pitiful

  • June 18, 2008 Riginred
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    I love Jack Black, but I couldn't even finish this movie. I kept waiting for the good parts or something funny to happen and it never did. Save your money and time.

  • May 22, 2008 frpass
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    This one is mixed reviews from the start some hate it some love it , so its personal taste!I actually liked it the funniest things in this movie is trying to recreate the movies erased! examples: Robocop, Ghostbusters, Driving miss daisy, Rush hour, to name a few and without the special effects were used to!Sorry people but I thought it was humorous those were funny parts.....its a matter of taste......

  • May 22, 2008 hoggwldreptile
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    While my wife and I are both Jack Black fans, this movie was unwatchable. I mean horrible. Knowing what I know now, I would not even advise watching in when it comes out on HBO. It was THAT bad. Definately do not pay to watch it...

  • May 22, 2008 gigglepoet
    Report This User Jack Black, but so dissapointed. I wanted to switch movie's 10 minutes into it. I really couldn't wait for it to end. Hubby hated it to. Don't waist your time or money on this one!

  • May 22, 2008 headhurtzz
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    Soooo bad...I had to get up and leave. My girl loves movies..all movies and led the way out. I am thinking of suing all involved with that project.

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