The Young And Prodigious T.S. Spivet
The Young And Prodigious T.S. Spivet (2014)

T.S. Spivet lives on a remote ranch in Montana with his parents, his sister Gracie and his brother Layton. A gifted child with a passion for science, he has invented a perpetual motion machine, for which he has been awarded the prestigious… More

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Critic Score: 74% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Like cross-breeding a chihuahua with a Jack Russell, the result may be doubly cute, but also doubly annoying.

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Tom Clift
Concrete Playground

Mark Twain by way of Jimmy Neutron, this oddball family film lays the syrup on thick, only to cut through the sweetness with a biting critique of America's cultural foibles.

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Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

Audiences of all ages will warm to this delightful tale that is all at once a road movie, a coming of age story and one about a young boy longing for his father's approval

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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star

A challenging film that adults might enjoy but one that is likely to leave younger audiences bewildered.

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Sarah Ward
FILMINK (Australia)

As seen in Delicatessen and Amelie, all things whimsical comprise Jeunet's gambit, placing The Young And Prodigious T.S. Spivet firmly in his comfort zone.

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Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)

There's so much that's lovely about this film.

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Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)

The famously flamboyant and creative French filmmaker Jean-Pierre Jeunet is in inspired form with the visual design of this movie.

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Philippa Hawker
Sydney Morning Herald

Adapted from a novel by Reif Larsen, The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet is an embrace of the telling detail and the off-kilter, singular vision of a child.

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David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)

This is a very beautiful film, but somehow, despite its abundant qualities, it doesn't soar.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
A visually gorgeous fable (even the 3D is amazing) that Jeunet really knew how to make entirely believable, but still it feels like a first draft with… More