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Based on 31 Reviews
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  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Highly visual but cold. It's undeniably inventive, but also relentlessly fey and self-consciously zany and, in terms of story, it moves with audacious slowness. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Spiced with melancholy and magic, Micmacs is an imaginative live-action film with the playfulness of an animation like "Ratatouille." Similarly, it is a fable of subterraneans who change how life is lived above ground in a Paris that is both retro and modern. show more

  • 70
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Another beguiling if draining fantasia from Jean-Pierre Jeuet that harkens back to silent movies. show more

  • 65
    Stephanie Zacharek Movieline

    Nearly everyone, and everything, in Micmacs is at one point or another guilty of trying too hard. show more

  • 85
    Mark Jenkins NPR

    Like "The Big Sleep," Micmacs tells a tangled story that may be just too much for some viewers. But the film moves nimbly, has an exuberant sense of style and is leavened by comic asides, many of them strictly visual. (The movie would be plenty of fun even without the subtitles.) show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Jean-Pierre Jeunet, the French di rector of "Amelie," is back to more lighthearted whimsy with the delightful Micmacs. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Micmacs is an inventive romp punctuated by the kind of quirkiness Jeunet has brought to all his films. show more

  • 75
    Mike Scott New Orleans Times-Picayune

    The whole thing is such a rare visual treat -- such a tres magnifique cinematic spectacle -- that those flaws are easy to overlook. Jeunet's film is hard to resist. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    I look at a film like this and must respect it for its ingenuity and love of detail. Then I remember "Amelie" and its heroine played by Audrey Tautou, and I understand what's wrong: There's nobody in the story who much makes us care. show more

  • 63
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    Micmacs is the equivalent of a circus troupe setting up a tent in a war zone: You're entertained, even delighted, but after a while you suspect there are more serious matters at hand. show more

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