The City of Lost Children Synopsis
An inventor called Krank steals children's dreams in a twisted world of cyclops and clones.
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Portland Oregonian

By Shawn Levy
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...
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100

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
This remarkable movie is really one-of-a-kind. [15 Dec 1995]
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100

Empire

By Kim Newman
The City Of Lost Children is as great a film as you thought "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" was when you were five years old.
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88

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You may end up wishing for a little less show and a lot more substance.
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88

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
For those who enjoy the offbeat, The City of Lost Children is worth taking the time and effort to find.
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78

Austin Chronicle

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With its fine performances, gorgeous sets, incredible special effects, imaginative story line, beautiful score (by frequent David Lynch...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
Children, and adults with adventurous taste in movies, will find this among the most eye-popping big-screen experiences in ages.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
I am not one of you. But I have enough of you in me to pass along the word. Far out.
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63

USA Today

By Mike Clark
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...
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50

San Francisco Examiner

By Barbara Shulgasser
I'm not really sure who would enjoy this movie.
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Rated R
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 15+ Bizarre, beautiful French sci-fi with creepy images, themes.
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