Amélie (2001)

One woman decides to change the world by changing the lives of the people she knows in this charming and romantic comic fantasy from director Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Amelie (Audrey Tautou) is a young woman who had a decidedly unusual childhood;… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: November 2, 2001
DVD Release Date: July 16, 2002
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The feel-good Amelie is a lively, fanciful charmer, showcasing Audrey Tautou as its delightful heroine.

Jack Mathews
New York Daily News

It is a tour de force of a bauble, if such a thing can exist.

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker

How far should we trust a plea for benevolence when it feels like a box of tricks?

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Kate Muir
Times (UK)

The whimsical romantic comedy directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet burst through the language barrier to become an international success.

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Ronnie Scheib
Chicago Reader

Jeunet has succeeded at drawing us inside his head; the question is, do we want to be there?

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Keith Phipps
AV Club

Amelie contains enough material for a dozen or so charming shorts, but stretched to feature length, the whimsy grows wearisome, and the film delights far less than it seems to desire.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

There really aren't all that many movies made at this level of achievement whose subject matter and tone both support the idea that the world and the people in it are basically good.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

It's hard not to fall under the spell of this moonstruck romance.

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Christy Lemire
Associated Press

Underlying the directorial derring-do is an enduring truth: Love really can conquer all.

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Barbara Ellen
Times (UK)

Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Amelie is one of those once-in-a-decade comedies which scatters its charm like pearls from a broken necklace, all the more adorable because they are not real.

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Flixster Audience Score: 95% Flixster User Reviews
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Greg S
A Parisian girl devotes herself to secretly helping those around her, but is it only because she's afraid to go after love herself? This crowd-pleasing… More
Alex roy
Amelie is a fun, entertaining and charming drama with comedic elements that is a unique film going experience. With a great story at hand, director Jean-Pierre… More
Alice Shen
Delightful and quirky before delightful and quirky became "in." Beautiful score by Yann Tiersen. I'm not terribly sold on Amelie's painful… More
Tony Gandía
Oozing charm and creativity, "Amélie" is a beautiful pastry of a movie. Sweet and bursting with color, it's delicious indeed but after a few… More
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Amelie is a young woman who grew up with only her emotionally challenged parents for company, and now lives in a world which is a combination of fantasy and… More