Micmacs ( Micmacs à tire-larigot ) Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 7816

Average Rating: 2.5/4

# of Ratings: 28

Theatrical Release Date: 05/28/2010

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 12/14/2010

Language: French

Genre: Comedy, Crime

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Actors: Dany Boon, André Dussollier, Nicolas Marié, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Yolande Moreau, Julie Ferrier

Plot: A man with every reason to hate weapons of war stumbles upon a unique group of friends. When he learns which two weapon manufacturers are responsible for his woes, he weaves an intricate plot to topple the titans using the skills of his new friends. -- Chris Kavan

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Yojimbo - wrote on 02/16/2012

When a video store clerk whose father was killed by a landmine is accidentally shot in the head, he sets about revenging himself upon the weapons manufacturers whom he holds responsible. There's a lot to admire about French culture; the cuisine, the literature, the chic fashions. Their comedy however has been stuck in a public convenience since the 1920s. Unfortunately Jeunet's new film is very much in this tradition, which means Micmacs rather than being a sophisticated heist style exercise in wit in the mold of Ocean's Eleven or The Sting, it's more like a Road Runner cartoon acted out by a troupe of mimes. The overall feel of the film reminded me a lot of Life Is Beautiful, a horribly misjudged marriage of juvenile humour and commentary on war and death. Jeunet's trademark visual …

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