Mr. Nobody
Mr. Nobody (2013)

A young boy stands on a station platform. The train is about to leave. Should he go with his mother or stay with his father? An infinity of possibilities rise from this decision. As long as he doesn't choose, anything is possible. Every… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 1, 2013
DVD Release Date: February 25, 2014
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Critic Score: 66% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Mr. Nobody's narrative tangles may bedevil as much as they entertain, but its big ambitions and absorbing visuals make for an intriguing addition to director Jaco Van Dormael's filmography.

Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

Never mind that several characters seem to gain or lose British accents throughout the course of the film. The lack of continuity only enhances the sense of deliciously dizzying disequilibrium.

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With the film's maddening circular structure and often thudding visual expositions, the experience of watching it isn't quite as enjoyable as a description might augur.

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Brian Costello
Common Sense Media

Daring sci-fi with mature themes, sex, and violence.

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Ben Kenigsberg
AV Club

As philosophy, Mr. Nobody seems sillier than it is profound. But in a parallel reality, more movies would have this degree of insane ambition.

Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail

While Mr. Nobody contains some truly moving scenes, it eventually starts to try your concentration when you suspect all the space/time continuum shuffling may never become more than the sum of its parts.

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Zach Hollwedel
Under the Radar

[Writer-director] Van Dormael seems unsure of what exactly it is he's trying to say, and thus Mr. Nobody rambles on for nearly two and a half hours.

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Deborah Young
Hollywood Reporter

This big-budget English-language co-production shows that Europeans can compete in the sci-fi realm where high production values are king.

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Boyd van Hoeij

A film that has a beating heart underneath its messy -- though breathtakingly designed -- exterior.

Jeff Beck

There are times when the film is entirely lucid in the points it wants to get across on love and the various choices we have to make throughout our lives, while at other times it seems lost in its overabundance of possibilities.

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Long, confusing and boring.
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This is the strangest movie I did not understand but still for some reason LOVE!
Mark Walker
Little known Belgian director Jaco Van Dormael - in only his third film in almost 20years - tackles the bigger conundrums of life, in the nature of existence,… More