Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
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.
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Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
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.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
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.
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Chicago Tribune

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

By Claudia Puig
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."
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
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.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Luckily, Son of Rambow, a comedy that's part kid-buddy flick, part valentine to filmmaking - and full of heart - has both.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The team who made "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" display plenty of whirligig energy, if not much control or lightness of touch.
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The Hollywood Reporter

A hodgepodge of popular kids' elements crammed into a mishmash of a movie.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
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.
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66 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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