Be Kind Rewind
Be Kind Rewind (2008)

Jerry is a junkyard worker who attempts to sabotage a power plant that he believes is melting his brain. But, when his plan goes awry, the magnetic field that he creates accidentally erases all of the videotapes in a local video store where… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: February 22, 2008
DVD Release Date: June 10, 2008
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Critic Score: 65% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Slighter and less disciplined than Gondry's previous mind-benders.

Dana Stevens

It's hard to get too cranky about a movie that, at heart, is a tribute to the joy of making things with your friends.

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

Be Kind Rewind declares that the riches of cinema history touch each of us personally. Films become so deep a part of us that we own them that our memories of them, whether faithful or fanciful, become their meanings.

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Michael Joshua Rowin
Stop Smiling

Be Kind Rewind, while erring just this side of too adorable for its own good - it's nothing if not enjoyable for once again showcasing Gondry's ingenious guerilla filmmaking tactics - is still a bit of a setback.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

Takes a clever concept and cobbles a weak story around it.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Give Be Kind Rewind a little time and an open mind, and it just might grow on you. Its premise is absurd, but adorably so.

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Fernando F. Croce

What a foul junkyard of Quirk it is!

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Long before the movie ends, it slips right off the sprockets.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Thick stew of awful.

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Rob Gonsalves

A glowing valentine to creativity in opposition to commerce.

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Flixster Audience Score: 56% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Now, I'll be honest, I find Jack Black to be a so-so actor. At time she can be pretty funny, other times he can be annoying. With Be Kind Rewind, he is… More
Chris Weber
This is Michel Gondry's delightful ode to handmade DIY craftsmanship at it's finest. The story concerns a bumbling goofball named Jerry who, after… More
Eugene Bernabe
Jack Black and Mos Def make a good comedy and entertainment duo in Michael Gondry's heartwarming film, Be Kind Rewind. The film is clever and though has… More
Phil Hubbs
Strange film this, most probably will become a cult. The plot is straight forward but kinda odd and really daft, not much talent on offer with the cast apart… More
Directors Cat
[img][/img] Be Kind Rewind has a decent enough storyline but it's ultimate strength is in… More
Jennifer D
Silly, but pretty cute!