Micmacs (Micmacs à tire-larigot)
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Bazil doesn't have much luck with weapons. The first made him an orphan, the second holds him on the brink of sudden, instant death. Released from the hospital after his accident, Bazil is homeless. Luckily, he is taken in by a motley crew of junkyard dealers. The group's talents and aspirations are as surprising as they are diverse: Remington, Calculator, Buster, Slammer, Elastic Girl, Tiny Pete and Mama Chow. Then one day, Bazil recognizes the logos of the weapons manufacturers that caused all of his misfortune. He sets out to take revenge, with the help of his faithful gang of wacky… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 74%

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"Minor, almost trite, but still worth treasuring if you're not put off by "precious.""
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"I suspect this is what the world looks like in Jeunet's head all the time."
‑ Eric D. Snider, Film.com
"It's superbly directed but the story just isn't involving and the characters are empty shells. Knowing how awesome this director can be, MICMACS was a major letdown."
‑ Austin Kennedy, Film Geek Central
"We are encouraged to cheer for Bazil and his friends because they are so warm, quirky, and lovable ... Frankly, it's all a bit obnoxious."
‑ Jeffrey Chen, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
"It's a regular Amélie's 11, laden with screwball schemes and stripped of emotional arcs."
‑ William Goss, Orlando Weekly
"Jeunet remains one of the world's most imaginative directors. But Micmacs is a misfire."
‑ Calvin Wilson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"Micmacs never bores -- Jeunet keeps the pace brisk and the mood ridiculous -- but the movie piles on the whimsy so tirelessly, you eventually start to choke on it."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet's distinctive brand of zany and whimsical humour has won him a dedicated following, and fans of Delicatessen and Amélie should adore his new comedy thriller Micmacs."
‑ Jason Best, Movie Talk
"Casi una mixtura entre Delicatessen (1991) y Amèlie (2001), Micmacs se nutre de referencias clásicas (el circo, el cine mudo, la pantomima, los dibujos animados y la historieta) para narrar una aventura cómica brillantemente orquestada."
‑ Enrique Buchichio, Uruguay Total
"Dripping with gooey crowd-pleasing sentimentality."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"While the parts are quite good, the sum is pretty pedestrian."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"Micmacs, finally, is a romp through comic cinema history in which everything zips by so fast that you're too distracted to notice that it's all completely meaningless."
‑ Christopher Kelly, Dallas Morning News
"Micmacs is quick and funny and easy but so light it floats away from you when all is said and done, and doesn't leave much behind. It's worth the time you spend with it though."
‑ Joshua Starnes, ComingSoon.net
"Micmacs, if light and silly, is still a wonderful thing to behold, as clever and beautifully constructed as the wonderful automata that populate the tinker's workroom in the film."
‑ Jason Gorber, Filmfest
"So much time is devoted to chases and ricocheting bullets that whimsy for whimsy's sake takes over."
‑ Michael Smith, Tulsa World
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