Micmacs

2009

Action / Comedy / Crime

79
IMDb Rating 7.2 10 28,709

Synopsis


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Cast

Dominique Pinon as Lucien - le régisseur
Omar Sy as Aristide
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958.91 MB
1280*720
French 2.0
R
23.976 fps
105 min
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1.92 GB
1920×1080
French 2.0
R
23.976 fps
105 min
P/S N/A / N/A

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by barnthebarn 9 / 10 / 10

Visually grand, mentally transfixing

When you think of revenge movies you generally picture a guy with a gun taking a swift and direct action against everyone who has ever wronged him. Guns are a theme here but not because our lead character, Bazil, uses one to fight injustice but because two prominent French arms dealers are responsible for his predicament. Bazil's father was killed by a landmine and Bazil himself is unwittingly shot by a stray bullet during a drive by shooting. Though he survives, the bullet remains in his brain causing him regular discomfort and meaning that he might die at any moment. This adds an underlying tension to the fairly subtle story as Bazil, out of work with nowhere to live, finds comfort with a group of fascinating sideshow style vagabonds who eventually become his allies in his battle against the greed, murder and manipulation of powerful arms dealers. Aside from a truly riveting series of sly, witty and purposeful acts by this band of revengers, the film is also striking in its beauty with every scene presenting an intense array of colours fusing with incredibly intricate and detailed backdrops. These prevail particularly with the 'sideshow' who recycle scrap in to wonderful creations fresh from a fifties cartoon short. At one point Bazil sees a segment of an old cartoon where a character shoots another in the head. This depicts the correlation between the real world here and an animated fantasy-land with the epic and extremely clever revenge plan played out in much the same way that Sylvester chases Tweetie Pie or Wyle E.Coyote stalks Road Runner. The films only fault is that sometimes is all almost too imaginative, barely allowing the mind to recollect what has happened before twenty or so other things occur, each steeped in a tranquil haze teasing the viewer's eyes like a mirrored tunnel encompassing a silent disco. Wonderfully indulgent movie, a treat for the eyes, ears, nose and mind.

Reviewed by Foux_du_Fafa 6 / 10 / 10

An amusing vigilante story

Jean-Paul Jeunet, director of "Amélie" and "A Very Long Engagement" returns with "Micmacs", the story of a lonely misfit named Bazil (Dany Boon), who after being accidentally injured in a shoot-out, is adopted by a band of other misfits. Together, they take on a band of arms-manufacturers whose products respectively injured Bazil and killed Bazil's father, by triggering tension between them. As with previous films, Jeunet has produced a world of slightly-distorted reality, much like a dream. Although it does begin somewhat slowly, this is hardly a flaw, and the eventual escalation of the tension between the two forces of evil is truly winning. The ending, which I won't elaborate upon, is also delightfully funny. There is one slight issue that I did have, which is not too big and actually has little to do with the film itself, but is still worthy of mention. As someone with a degree in French, I did find that the English subtitles were in some scenes passable yet not excellent replications of the original. Equally, I found it quite annoying that the subtitles provided in the British cinema version were clearly done for American audiences. I have nothing against American English, but it would have been nice for us over here in the UK to have had our own subtitles as opposed to a loan of the American ones. Yet enough with that groaning; "Micmacs" is a great near-perfect little film and I can recommend it wholeheartedly.

Reviewed by JBLOSS 6 / 10 / 10

Really wanted to love this but...

I will be honest - I am a huge Jeunet fan but I found this film to be one of his weakest. This is more like City of Lost Children than Delicatessen. Visually of course there are plenty of nice shots, it's always interesting to look at. However, the big problem is the very linear story - there is no major drama here, we don't get to identify that much with the protagonists which is a huge shame, we just get to watch a series of events leading up to the revenge but even the villains are not fleshed out that well. This film would have been so much better if the characters had more time to develop. If you like Jeunet I guess this is a must see, however a lot of people are going to wonder what the fuss is all about. Overall I would rate this as one of his weakest works by a long way and I feel really disappointed in having to acknowledge that.

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