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  • Summary: A lovable loser is stuck in a life that's too small for his big dreams. But when he unintentionally erases all the tapes in a video store where his best friend works, he devises a plan to satisfy the store's few loyal customers by re-creating and refilming every movie they decide to rent. (New Line Cinema) Expand
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  1. Positive: 18 out of 35
  2. Negative: 5 out of 35
  1. 88
    It's refreshing to see Gondry's moviemaking still possessed by the community spirit he caught a few years ago with "Dave Chappelle's Block Party."
  2. A charmingly off-the-wall little tale. Black doesn't do anything he hasn't done before (in fact, he's already done his remake of King Kong!).
  3. 70
    In its sweet, lackadaisical way, Michel Gondry’s Be Kind Rewind illuminates the pleasures and paradoxes of movie love.
  4. Thirty minutes into Be Kind Rewind, you may wonder what you're doing in the theater. Sixty minutes into it, if you have stayed, you will know.
  5. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    Feels slight and repetitive, even when there is no actual rewinding going on.
  6. Reviewed by: Dana Stevens
    An unambiguous celebration of the state of preadolescent fixation. The movie is perhaps best understood as a 12-year-old boy: You want to give it a hug and then yell at it to pick up after itself.
  7. Reviewed by: Mark Bell
    I had just sat through a comedy that wasn't funny, a drama that wasn't touching and, all told, a mess of a story told by actors making some of either the laziest or most daring of choices, depending on your perspective. Sometimes both.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 61
  2. Negative: 18 out of 61
  1. Nov 3, 2011
    This movie is goofy as hell, which is probably why I love it so much. Everyone needs to lighten up a bit, critics and the fools who walked out on it alike. Why would you walk out of a movie anyways? Expand
  2. Feb 17, 2012
    The movie transcends simple minds, which is why people are giving it a low score. Don't listen to these other reviews, this is actually a very wonderful movie. Expand
  3. Nov 17, 2012
    The idea of this movie is great, the actors are great, but to be honest it's a bit boring. There are some funny moments though. Oh yeah, I can't miss an opportunity to mention Sigourney Weaver's appearance here!!! Expand
  4. Dec 27, 2011
    "Be Kind Rewind" One Line Review - C+.

    A few funny moments, not paced as well as I expected,
    a bit slow and thin on story - with some likable if unbelievable characters and a message with heart. Expand
  5. Nov 28, 2012
    With a premise that is too absurd to dislike, this movie ultimately proves to be more of a slightly funny drama than the comedy it was supposed to be.
  6. Dec 18, 2013
    Esta pelicula me gusto, no tanto pero me gusto."Be Kind Rewind" no es una buena comedia dramatica, es una comedia sin sentido, pero tiene sus momentos divertidos. Expand
  7. Jun 21, 2012
    Poor comedy movie, with only a few moments worth a chuckle but with little else going for it and a waste of some good acting talent. The ridiculous, unbelievable plot line certainly doesn't help. Expand

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