Be Kind Rewind
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Jerry is a junkyard worker who attempts to sabotage a power plant that he believes is melting his brain. But, when his plan goes awry, the magnetic field that he creates accidentally erases all of the videotapes in a local video store where his best friend Mike works. Fearing that the mishap will cost Mike his job, the two friends team up to keep the store's only loyal customer--a little old lady with a tenuous grasp on reality--from realizing what has happened by recreating and re-filming every movie that she decides to rent. From "Back to the Future," to "Robocop," to… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 66%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's hard to get too cranky about a movie that, at heart, is a tribute to the joy of making things with your friends."
‑ Dana Stevens, Slate
"Be Kind Rewind declares that the riches of cinema history touch each of us personally. Films become so deep a part of us that we own them that our memories of them, whether faithful or fanciful, become their meanings."
‑ Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine
"What a foul junkyard of Quirk it is!"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Be Kind Rewind should gather dust on both DVD and VHS shelves."
‑ Christian Toto, Washington Times
"An ode to finding one's creative side and the joys of being able to share one's creations with others."
‑ Jeffrey Chen, Window to the Movies
"Takes a clever concept and cobbles a weak story around it."
‑ Claudia Puig, USA Today
"Give Be Kind Rewind a little time and an open mind, and it just might grow on you. Its premise is absurd, but adorably so."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"A glowing valentine to creativity in opposition to commerce."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"Once the movie starts finding its focus it becomes a very unique experience"
‑ Austin Kennedy, Sin Magazine
"Tackles the hackneyed with the tender hand and heart of writer/director Michel Gondry."
‑ Willie Waffle,
"Long before the movie ends, it slips right off the sprockets."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"Thick stew of awful."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"Sua natureza auto-referencial transforma o filme numa grande homenagem ao próprio cinema."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"A surprisingly quiet and whimsical comedy about a ridiculous and unlikely series of events that turns into a nearly-as-likely miracle. Best bit: the film's own Sweded preview."
‑ Karina Montgomery, Cinerina
"But with a skill that is difficult to pinpoint, Gondry seems to stumble like a fox from this paper-thin plot into a precious little ode to community."
‑ Robert Davis, Paste Magazine
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