Micmacs Synopsis
A man and his friends devise a plan to blow up two weapons factories.
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By Mark Jenkins
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...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Jeunet maintains a firm control of his dreamscape creation, drawing on influences as varied as "Toy Story," "Children of Paradise," and...
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Jean-Pierre Jeunet, the French di rector of "Amelie," is back to more lighthearted whimsy with the delightful Micmacs.
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New Orleans Times-Picayune

By Mike Scott
The whole thing is such a rare visual treat -- such a tres magnifique cinematic spectacle -- that those flaws are easy to overlook....
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By James Berardinelli
Micmacs is an inventive romp punctuated by the kind of quirkiness Jeunet has brought to all his films.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Spiced with melancholy and magic, Micmacs is an imaginative live-action film with the playfulness of an animation like "Ratatouille."...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Another beguiling if draining fantasia from Jean-Pierre Jeuet that harkens back to silent movies.
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By Stephanie Zacharek
Nearly everyone, and everything, in Micmacs is at one point or another guilty of trying too hard.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
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...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Highly visual but cold. It's undeniably inventive, but also relentlessly fey and self-consciously zany and, in terms of story, it moves...
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Refreshing, entertaining, inventive, hilarious movie

By JollyBill
WOW. I can't say enough about how wonderfully refreshing this film is. I loved it. Great actors, great writing, great cinematography, great directing. It has great character development and is a...

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By lalimasverde
inspiring beautiful yet simple story...


By cmac99a
Jeunet's fairy-tale approach to attack weapons and their destructive effects captures the importance of family and the transforming power of love. Great movie....

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By alexmadva
Meaningless mayhem but endlessly clever...

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By keanho
Quirky Satisfying Whimsical Topical Delightful...

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By Talondriver
Looking for Amelie, found Ambien...

a French Ocean's 11 meets Duplicity

By jenhc
This story of vengeance has charisma in Danny Boon and some laugh-worthy and smile-worthy spots, but the overall payoff just fell short. If you like Jean-Pierre Jeunet's style, creativity and clever...

Inventive & whimsical

By dalidaisy
I absolutely loved this film. It was such a departure from the big Hollywood movies that are crowding the theaters & it was a breathe of fresh air. Sure, it's subtitled, but you barely even notice....

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By kbeer
thin but inventive french fun...

Another reason why I love Jeunet

By houseofdny
I can't get film like this in America unless films like these are shared with America. While I would not rank this chapter as highly as some of Jeunet's past triumphs, the combination of...

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Rated R | For some sexuality and brief violence