Microcosmos (1996)

This fascinating documentary offers a unique look into the daily dramas played out amongst the tiny residents of a French country meadow. It is shot without dialogue and begins with an aerial view of the meadow and then drops wildly down… More

Rated: G
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Genre: Documentary
Release Date: May 1, 1996
DVD Release Date: September 2, 1997
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Critic Score: 97% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Andy Seiler
USA Today

A movie with a quirky vision.

Josh Larsen

...inverts our understanding of the cosmos.

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Rory L. Aronsky
Film Threat

This is art.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

The movie is rated G, and it's very much recommended to children who are fascinated with all things squirmy.

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Emanuel Levy

Both informative and entertaining, French docu doesn't presume any previous knowledge of or interest in the subject, finding the right tone (serio and also slyly humorous) to introduce in detail a previously unrecorded but fascinating universe.

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Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

...here's a film with drama, violence, sex and laughs; in other words, everything Hollywood has, but without the star salaries.

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Tracy Moore
Common Sense Media

Breathtaking docu zooms in on insect life in vivid color.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Should give the viewer a buzz.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

fascinating and gorgeous

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Flixster Audience Score: 91% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
A very straight forward, beautiful piece about the world of the insect, and how big their world is, though we view it as so very small. Directors Claude… More
meril lupin
11/29/06: Weird bug movie. Ms Roberts showed it randomly in class one day. What can I say?
Randy Tippy
As exhilarating as anything ever seen on <i>Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom</i> and it's all taking place right in your own back yard.
Sunil Jawahir
Really cool considering I can't stay interested with National Geographic.
John Ballantine
Very entertaining look at the insect world. Call it March of the Praying Mantises. Little conversation. Just observation. It works nonetheless.
Marcus Woolcott
No plot, no script, no humans but lots of character. In essence this film is nothing more than short films of insects doing what they do. The photography is… More