• Released
  • September 24, 2014
  • (Limited)
  • PG , 1 hr 34 min
  • Music/Performing Arts
    Action/Adventure
Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart Synopsis
A man (Orlando Seale) with a clock for a heart is told that he must never fall in love.
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Critic Ratings

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70

Village Voice

By Sherilyn Connelly
The characters aren't quite stylized enough; though they have skinny bodies and disproportionately big heads, their just-realistic-enough...
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63

Slant Magazine

By Rob Humanick
The film is at once enabled and hindered by its utter strangeness, an intrinsic quality surely exacerbated in its English-language release.
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60

Los Angeles Times

Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart stubbornly remains less than the sum of its parts. But its rich visual imagery suggests the talented...
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60

Variety

By Peter Debruge
Rather than linger on the project’s shortcomings, which only disappoint relative to the story’s incredible creative potential, it should be...
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50

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

By Roger Moore
There’s no humor and no pathos. The Cuckoo-Clock Heart, pretty as it is, lacks any heart at all.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Leslie Felperin
This computer animated work has strikingly designed characters, and some good isolated sequences, but the script’s un bordel (French for...
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Classic Denzel

By thomascdukeiii
"When you wish for rain - you gotta expect some mud". Fantastic movie - it had everything - Terminator, Pale Rider and large dose of Denzel at his best. Solid writing - loved the emphasis on...

By mistylewin
very sad ending. needed so happiness to it...

A fine piece of moving art

By deanrif603
The film is like watching art move around. Quirky story but worth the money....

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Rated PG | For Suggestive Material, Scary Images, Some Language and Smoking
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 10+ Imaginative steampunk musical is too dark for little kids.
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