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Based on 29 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    If it happens to hit you right - that is, if you happen to catch its wavelength of tear-and-a-smile whimsicality - the movie will speak to you. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Don't be put off by the title. This is no sequel, but a surprisingly charming British comedy that is only tangentially associated with "Rambo." show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    As is the case with many English comedies, some of the film's slang is hard to understand. But Jennings' sprightly films proves that although England and America are countries divided by the same language, they are united by slapstick comedy. show more

  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Luckily, Son of Rambow, a comedy that's part kid-buddy flick, part valentine to filmmaking - and full of heart - has both. show more

  • 50
    The Hollywood Reporter

    A hodgepodge of popular kids' elements crammed into a mishmash of a movie. show more

  • 88
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    In many ways, Son of Rambow plays like a pint-size, even cheekier version of the recent Michel Gondry film "Be Kind Rewind." Both are stories about people making movies not because it's their job but because doing so brings a vast sense of play into their lives. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    A gentle story that involves a great deal of violence, but mostly the violence is muted and dreamy, like a confrontation with a fearsome scarecrow that looks horrifying but is obviously not real --- or real enough, but not alive. show more

  • 75
    Chicago Tribune

    A quirk-heavy comedy that tonally reads almost exactly like "Millions," as executed by amateur actors having the time of their lives. show more

  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    The film is filled with scenes about scrappy, cut-and-paste filmmaking, and the movie-within-a-movie that drives the plot also ends up as the centerpiece of the hugely affecting final scenes. show more

  • 75
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    A quirky charmer. show more

  • June 16, 2008 Jo
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    Son of Rambo delivers! What a magical little movie, with a BIG heart. I would highly recommend this movie!

  • May 22, 2008 davidmarcel1
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    "Son Of Ra mbow" is one of the funniest, most entertaining family films in years. It is able to pull off laughs without having to go overboard or shock the audience, like most mainstream films. I laughed and cried at the end. Shame this is not playing more wider.

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