Amélie
Amélie (2001)

One woman decides to change the world by changing the lives of the people she knows in this charming and romantic comic fantasy from director Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Amelie (Audrey Tautou) is a young woman who had a decidedly unusual childhood;… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: July 16, 2002
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89%
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95%



Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The feel-good Amelie is a lively, fanciful charmer, showcasing Audrey Tautou as its delightful heroine.

Jack Mathews
New York Daily News

It is a tour de force of a bauble, if such a thing can exist.

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker

How far should we trust a plea for benevolence when it feels like a box of tricks?

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Barbara Ellen
Times [UK]

Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Amelie is one of those once-in-a-decade comedies which scatters its charm like pearls from a broken necklace, all the more adorable because they are not real.

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Ronnie Scheib
Chicago Reader

Jeunet has succeeded at drawing us inside his head; the question is, do we want to be there?

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Keith Phipps
AV Club

Amelie contains enough material for a dozen or so charming shorts, but stretched to feature length, the whimsy grows wearisome, and the film delights far less than it seems to desire.

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Philip Kerr
New Statesman

It's all very charming, often amusing, and there is hardly a dull moment.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

It's hard not to fall under the spell of this moonstruck romance.

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Christy Lemire
Associated Press

Underlying the directorial derring-do is an enduring truth: Love really can conquer all.

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David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

It's not the deepest movie of the season, but it has sprightly performances and cinematic style to spare.

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Flixster Audience Score: 95% Flixster User Reviews
Bob Stinson
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Greg S
A Parisian girl devotes herself to secretly helping those around her, but is it only because she's afraid to go after love herself? This crowd-pleasing… More
Alex roy
Amelie is a fun, entertaining and charming drama with comedic elements that is a unique film going experience. With a great story at hand, director Jean-Pierre… More
Alice Shen
Delightful and quirky before delightful and quirky became "in." Beautiful score by Yann Tiersen. I'm not terribly sold on Amelie's painful… More
Tony Gandía
Oozing charm and creativity, "Amélie" is a beautiful pastry of a movie. Sweet and bursting with color, it's delicious indeed but after a few… More
xGary Xx
Amelie is a young woman who grew up with only her emotionally challenged parents for company, and now lives in a world which is a combination of fantasy and… More