75

Miami Herald

By Peter Debruge
On paper, it may sound like high-level calculus, but on screen, The Last Mimzy is perfectly charming. Like "Cocoon" for the elementary-school set, the box transforms Noah and Emma's lives.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
An involving fantasy for beamish boys and girls - and their parents.
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75

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
An intelligent, imaginative children's adventure refreshingly free of rapping cartoon animals, fart jokes and mind-numbing special effects.
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
An unexpectedly disarming, extremely well-cast little variation on "E.T."
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The newcomer kids are delightfully...kidlike. Cosmic bonus: "The Office's" Rainn Wilson plays a New Agey science teacher.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

Though it becomes flimsy toward the end, it's a ripping yarn.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
For smart kids between the ages of 8 and 12, the movie hits the sweet spot with a satisfying cosmic bang. It's a cross between "A Wrinkle in Time" and a middle-school version of "Close Encounters of the Third Kind."
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
A reasonably engaging movie filled with fun visual effects and an appealing tone reminiscent of a certain Spielberg movie about an out-of-his-element extraterrestrial.
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50

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
For many kids, the response to the original story remains delighted awe. The most appropriate response here is a thoroughly baffled "huh?"
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The film feels as if it's trying to force a sense of wonder and awe upon its youthful audience, rather than simply letting an intriguing story unfold naturally.
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59 out of 100
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