City of Lost Children, The ( Cite des enfants perdus, La ) Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 993

Average Rating: 3/4

# of Ratings: 95

Theatrical Release Date: 12/15/1995

Language: French

Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Marc Caro

Actors: Daniel Emilfork, Ron Perlman, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Dominique Pinon, Judith Vittet, Odile Mallet

Plot: Set in a fictional world in the future, a scientist thinks that if he can steel the dreams of young children he can prevent himself from aging. He tries kidnapping children as they try to figure out a way to escape or not be kidnapped.

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Rating of
2.5/4

Yojimbo - wrote on 07/08/2012

Certainly worth watching for the gorgeous Gilliamesque production design, this dark gothic fairytale from Jeunet otherwise didn't blow me away. It's certainly visually pleasing, but I felt it was a bit of a case of style over substance. I may have been expecting too much, but it definitely warrants a rewatch.

Rating of
3/4

mitchellyoung - wrote on 01/07/2011

The strength of this film is obviously the steampunk dystopian visuals. For that alone, the film enchants. Plotwise, the film is less linear and sometimes that can get frustrating. Characters and plotlines drift in and out of the film. While I prefer Jeunet's better Amelie and A Very Long Engagement, the film is still ultimately engaging.

Rating of
4/4

Ikkinbot - wrote on 03/13/2009

As mentioned by another reviewer this movie is very strange and very French. If you don't like strange movies you wont like this movie at all. City of Lost Children is also visually beautiful and original, which makes it worthwhile enough for me. It is also fun and completely different, so if you watch a lot of sci-fi this movie may be for you. Its like a sci-fi fairy tale, my favorite!

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