The Young And Prodigious T.S. Spivet
The Young And Prodigious T.S. Spivet (2015)

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

Rated: PG
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Release Date: July 31, 2015
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Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Young And Prodigious T.S. Spivet brings its bestselling source material beautifully to life, offering a blend of visual thrills and poignant pathos that help tie the film together despite an occasional surfeit of quirk.

Jay Weissberg
Variety

The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet is the perfect 3D vehicle and Jeunet takes full advantage, offering a feast of amusing visual flourishes suited to the book's playfulness.

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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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Janet Smith
Georgia Straight

It's the multilayered 3-D wizardry with a retro feel that gives Young and Prodigious a delirious sense of timelessness, all set in a magic-realist world where ghosts and dogs might suddenly speak.

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Jonathan Holland
Hollywood Reporter

The quirky charm, visual wit and melancholy undertow of Reif Larsen's The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet translate joyously to the screen in Jean-Pierre Jeunet's The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spite.

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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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Norman Wilner
NOW Toronto

Jeunet never finds a matching aesthetic, shooting in an over-saturated 3D palette and doubling down on forced Americana, although most of the film was shot in BC and Alberta. It just doesn't work.

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Jesse Hassenger
AV Club

Even at its zippiest ... The Young And Prodigious T.S. Spivet is infused with a pervasive sense of melancholy and loss, with a family that seems as damaged as they are lovably quirky.

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Edmund Lee
South China Morning Post

The second English-language feature by Amélie's Jean-Pierre Jeunet is a road movie that has captured its visually striking journey in glorious 3D.

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Yvonne Condes
Common Sense Media

Sad, beautiful tale of boy genius and tragic gun accident.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
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