88

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
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."
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75

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
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.
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
A love letter to the technology and movies of the 1980s as well as celebrating the DIY ethos of the YouTube generation.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
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!).
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
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.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
There's nothing not to like about the movie, a teensy, hand-crocheted trifle, fitted with embroidered pockets of guest stardom, including Mia Farrow as the nice local lady who wants to see what "Ghostbusters" is all about and "Ghostbusters'" own Sigourney Weaver as a movie-studio corporate meanie, ha-ha.
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63

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
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.
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
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.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Feels slight and repetitive, even when there is no actual rewinding going on.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Inside 10 minutes, at most 15, Be Kind Rewind reveals itself as an awful mess, and it only gets worse.
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52 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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