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Based on 16 Reviews
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  • 75
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    Children, and adults with adventurous taste in movies, will find this among the most eye-popping big-screen experiences in ages. show more

  • 63
    Mike Clark USA Today

    At its best, the movie is coldly clever with a few brilliant warmer moments - as when someone drops an Alka Seltzer into the tank to soothe the Brain. [14 Dec 1995] show more

  • 100
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    This remarkable movie is really one-of-a-kind. [15 Dec 1995] show more

  • 88
    TV Guide

    You may end up wishing for a little less show and a lot more substance. show more

  • 88
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    For those who enjoy the offbeat, The City of Lost Children is worth taking the time and effort to find. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    I am not one of you. But I have enough of you in me to pass along the word. Far out. show more

  • 50
    Barbara Shulgasser San Francisco Examiner

    I'm not really sure who would enjoy this movie. show more

  • 100
    Kim Newman Empire

    The City Of Lost Children is as great a film as you thought "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" was when you were five years old. show more

  • 78
    Austin Chronicle

    With its fine performances, gorgeous sets, incredible special effects, imaginative story line, beautiful score (by frequent David Lynch collaborator Angelo Badalamenti), and knockout cinematography, The City of Lost Children is very much worth seeing. show more

  • 100
    Shawn Levy Portland Oregonian

    As a fable, The City of Lost Children may not have a resonantly significant moral, but as a film, it is without a doubt the most incredible thing that the cinema has brought us this year. [22 Dec 1995] show more

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