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7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 40 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 40
  2. Negative: 2 out of 40

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  1. Mar 13, 2013
    10
    What an all round great movie Totally unknown but thanks to an airing on uk freeview might just be about to take off! Highly innovative steam punk revenge! The French humour translates to English tastes everything about this film is superb. Off to Amazon to buy a copy- this is one to watch time and time again!

    A masterpiece!
  2. Oct 31, 2011
    9
    Sadly, pretty much every movie by Jean-Pierre Jeunet after his uber-successful "Amelie" seems to be rather underappreciated, and Micmacs is no different -- it certainly didn't get any wide release where I live.

    In short, it's a charming story, it features Jeunet's trademark visual style, and is certainly worth watching. I don't agree with one of the previous reviewers that it is
    "emotionally empty", but I would go as far as calling it rather naive, which matters especially since there is some kind of moral undercurrent running throughout the movie. Then again, most mainstream movies are not particularly deep, and at least Micmacs contains great visuals and excellent acting, so I'm inclined to (almost) unconditionally recommend it. Expand
  3. Jan 11, 2011
    7
    Pretty like Amelie, but emotionally empty and heavily masculine in tone. Jeunet's panache and flair is evident through set design and camerawork but the story feels detached in a way that doesn't reflect the risk associated with life and death situations. Jeunet's sophisticated style is let down by narrative ironicism and though enjoyable, there is only just enough comedy in here to propel the lightweight story. Obviously if you are expecting fantasy and surrealism then you won't be disappointed. It sounds like I am being harsh, but Jeunet is a master of his craft and this is not a masterpiece. 69/100 Expand
  4. Dec 20, 2010
    6
    The Good: * Is a good comedy. * Is a little different than his past movies. * He got new actors a pleasant surprise. * It made me laugh. * Some small â
  5. Sep 16, 2010
    7
    El hacedor de Amélie (2001) empieza a estancarse en el autoplagio constante y complaciente. La película nunca aburre, es cierto, pero entre el reciclaje de personajes, actores y fórmulas, y la avalancha de citas/homenajes cinefílicos, sí logra exasperar a ratos. Eso sí: hay por ahí un gag silente que hubiera enorgullecido a cualesquiera de los grandes comediantes americanos de la época muda Expand
Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 31
  2. Negative: 2 out of 31
  1. 63
    An intricate and daft tale of love, family and revenge.
  2. The whole thing is such a rare visual treat -- such a tres magnifique cinematic spectacle -- that those flaws are easy to overlook. Jeunet's film is hard to resist.
  3. Reviewed by: Dan Jolin
    60
    Jeunet himself describes the film best: Delicatessen meets Amélie. But we'd add that, while it's certainly breezy fun, it's not quite as good as either.