Be Kind Rewind

You name it, we shoot it


Be Kind Rewind
A small-time video store is in danger of being closed down. The owner decides to go undercover and investigate the oppostion, to see where he's going wrong. While he's away, a regular customer manages to erase all the video tapes in the store. In desperation to cover this misdeed, the customer and the owner's nephew decide to remake the movies themselves, resulting in hilarious rip-offs of famous movies.

99 minutes.
Parental Guidance (Language).
Comedy, Sci-Fi, On the art circuit

Showtimes

This is a video store, not High Fidelity...
This is a video store, not High Fidelity...

Credits

Cast
Jack Black, Mos Def, Danny Glover, Mia Farrow, Melonie Diaz, Irv Gooch, Chandler Parker, Arjay Smith
Director
Michel Gondry
ScreenplayMichel Gondry
MusicJean-Michel Bernard
CinematographyEllen Kuras
EditingJeff Buchanan
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
SA distributorSter-Kinekor
Made in2008
Produced byPartizan

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreComedy
LanguageMild
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsZany, somewhat frentic comedy. Some mild sexual language and innuendo.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
3
Violence
2
Blood / Gore / Gross
2
Guns / Weapons
1
Profanity
2
Alcohol / Drugs
3
Smoking
2
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
3
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
0
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
0
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
2


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith quote iconCouldn't be funnier if you made it up.
10
Die Burger
Laetitia Pople
10
Cape Times
Carina Chocano
10
iAfrica.com
Rebekah Kendal
8
The Citizen
Annette Bayne quote iconBe Kind, Rewind, is a very funny and warm-hearted film that will remind you why you love the old favourites.
16
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10
24.com
Niel Bekker quote iconGosh darn it, ain't it cute?
10
BBC
Matt McNally quote iconNevertheless, those moments of Gondry inspiration make Be Kind Rewind worth your time, even if you decide to wait for the video.
10
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconMichel Gondry's Be Kind Rewind is whimsy with a capital W. No, it's WHIMSY in all caps. Make that all-caps italic boldface. Oh, never mind. I'm getting too whimsical.
13
eye Weekly
Adam Nayman quote iconThe self-styled man-child behind Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind aligns himself so closely with his protagonists this time out that the film plays as fascinatingly naked.
10
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconDespite some solid laughs and a feel-good ending, Michael Gondry's Be Kind Rewind exists far from the mainstream and its appeal will be limited to those who embrace the kind of awkward quirkiness that defines the production. This comedy/fantasy/drama constantly reinvents itself as it progresses, skipping gleefully across genres, discarding subplots and plot threads, and occasionally turning nonsensical. It's a hodgepodge of tones and styles but, given a chance, it may grow on a viewer.
13
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconHate on Michel Gondry's whimsical comedy all you want. Be Kind Rewind would have to get juiced on killer steroids to even qualify as lightweight.
13
ScreenIt
quote iconAs in the real world, cute will only take you so far, and that's certainly the case with the premise here. Throw in a slapdash filmmaking style and an obvious shortage of imagination, smarts and most importantly, fun, and the result is a film that's certainly not memorable or good enough to warrant getting its own ''sweded'' treatment somewhere down the line.
6
Metacritic.com
35 critics
10
Rottentomatoes critics
110 critics
13
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconSlighter and less disciplined than Gondry's previous mind-benders.
13

What the People say

Internet
8502 Netizens quote iconGondry lays out another visual feast
14

Average .. 56%

11

Trailer






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