Mr. Nobody
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A young boy stands on a station platform. The train is about to leave. Should he go with his mother or stay with his father? An infinity of possibilities rise from this decision. As long as he doesn't choose, anything is possible. Every life deserves to be lived. (c) Magnolia
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

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"Never mind that several characters seem to gain or lose British accents throughout the course of the film. The lack of continuity only enhances the sense of deliciously dizzying disequilibrium."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"While Mr. Nobody contains some truly moving scenes, it eventually starts to try your concentration when you suspect all the space/time continuum shuffling may never become more than the sum of its parts."
‑ Jennie Punter, Globe and Mail
"There are times when the film is entirely lucid in the points it wants to get across on love and the various choices we have to make throughout our lives, while at other times it seems lost in its overabundance of possibilities."
‑ Jeff Beck, Examiner.com
"ambitious as all get out and a wonder from start to finish."
‑ Laura Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"At the 44-minute mark (I checked) of 'Mr. Nobody,' I loudly sighed and asked, "Good God, when the hell is this movie going to START!""
‑ Jordan Hoffman, ScreenCrush
"As philosophy, Mr. Nobody seems sillier than it is profound. But in a parallel reality, more movies would have this degree of insane ambition."
‑ Ben Kenigsberg, AV Club
"A film that has a beating heart underneath its messy -- though breathtakingly designed -- exterior."
‑ Boyd van Hoeij, Variety
"Complex, visually stunning, and pleasantly convoluted, this is a film that seems like it can't be confined to one genre and while time flows in one continuous direction Mr. Nobody makes it a point to constantly pedal in the opposite direction."
‑ Chris Sawin, Examiner.com
"While visual excess and occasional thematic bombast softens Mr. Nobody at times, the film nevertheless has poignant, often profound things to say about fate, mortality, consequence and love."
‑ Simon Brookfield, We Got This Covered
"A thoughtful investigation into the different variations of all our lives: the daydreams, the anxious worst-case scenarios, the futile digressions that went nowhere."
‑ Tim Grierson, Paste Magazine
"This big-budget English-language co-production shows that Europeans can compete in the sci-fi realm where high production values are king."
‑ Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter
"[Writer-director] Van Dormael seems unsure of what exactly it is he's trying to say, and thus Mr. Nobody rambles on for nearly two and a half hours."
‑ Zach Hollwedel, Under the Radar
"Too clinical to have an emotional impact, not romantic enough to engage a standard audience, and not smart enough for viewers looking for an intellectual experience."
‑ Christopher Runyon, Movie Mezzanine
"a passionate, thoughtful, and inquisitive exploration of the meaning of life."
‑ Mike McGranaghan, Film Racket
"Too strange for wide release, too provocative and arresting to sit on the shelf"
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
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