88

Premiere

By Glenn Kenny
It's not likely you'll see a film more visually exhilarating until, well, Gondry's next.
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88

TV Guide

By Ethan Alter
Bernal continues to demonstrate an impressive range; the character requires the normally laid-back actor to be a wild ball of energy, and he's more than up to the challenge. His performance is hilarious, heartfelt and more than a little creepy, which could also be said about the movie itself.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
The title is all that's boring about director Michel Gondry's latest mind bender, as trippy as LSD.
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
This pop-up book of a film is an ideal arrangement between director and star.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Unlike Gondry's previous features, Human Nature and Eternal Sunshine, Science lacks the sturdy armature of a Charlie Kaufman screenplay to support its eccentricities. The flood of delight in the film's first 90 minutes slowed to a trickle and, finally, a drip.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Fusing animation and live action with a series of outrageous props, Gondry veers dangerously close to being precious. But make no mistake: Gondry's hallucinatory brilliance holds you in thrall.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The look of the film is dazzling, even hallucinatory, and the concept is beyond quirky as conceived by Gondry, a talented visual stylist, in his first film based on his own script. The story is compelling, unconventional and diverting in its blurring of reality and fantasy.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
It only works about half the time, but it's an interesting half.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The Science of Sleep is like a weird dream that tugs at the memory throughout the day with its intriguing, misshapen pieces.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
The result is a charming, inventive, ambitious, surreal mess.
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70 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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