You name it, we shoot it
Jack Black, Mos Def, Danny Glover, Mia Farrow, Melonie Diaz, Irv Gooch, Chandler Parker, Arjay Smith
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|Comments||Zany, somewhat frentic comedy. Some mild sexual language and innuendo.|
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|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
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What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Theresa Smith Couldn't be funnier if you made it up.
Annette Bayne Be Kind, Rewind, is a very funny and warm-hearted film that will remind you why you love the old favourites.
Niel Bekker Gosh darn it, ain't it cute?
Matt McNally Nevertheless, those moments of Gondry inspiration make Be Kind Rewind worth your time, even if you decide to wait for the video.
|Chicago Sunday Times|
Roger Ebert Michel 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.
Adam Nayman The 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.
James Berardinelli Despite 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.
Peter Travers Hate 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.
As 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.
Tomatometer Slighter and less disciplined than Gondry's previous mind-benders.
What the People say
8502 Netizens Gondry lays out another visual feast
Average .. 56%