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Brantastic16's avatar


Am I the only one who didn't like it? It's was crippled by its own ambition and overstuffed with too many ideas, none of which were really anything new. The time-shifting narrative was really jumpy and made the film feel disjointed. It was just really unfocused. At times it felt over-stylized and pretentious and at other times, bland. I can't say I downright hated it though. I can respect that the director at least tried to make something extraordinary, even if the execution wasn't quite up to par for me. At least he didn't just take the easy way out by settling for mediocrity like the majority of Hollywood films. However, it's flaws can't be ignored. I would give it a 5/10 (which is a negative rating, since I use Rotten Tomatoes' rating system).
11 years 4 months ago
eduaudy's avatar


tottaly super-estimated.. the dialogues, the scenes.. everything is so cliche... ugh
8 years 1 month ago
devilsadvocado's avatar


I can admire what this movie was trying to do, but it simply did not do it. Didn't even come close.
11 years 3 months ago
lachyas's avatar


Simply staggering. One of the finest cinematic achievements of the last decade.
9 years 3 months ago
EssexMutant's avatar


This is another case where I have to thank iCM for introducing me to a film that I'd probably have missed otherwise. Just sublime from start to finish.
9 years 10 months ago
sedayldrm's avatar


I have never seen anything this perfect before! The movie is just indescribable. The thrill, the curiosity, the soundtrack, the colors, the connections... Just PERFECT.
I could watch it a thousand times. In a row.

Definitely a movie that you would never regret watching.
10 years 4 months ago
greenhorg's avatar


I had to resort to fileshare networks to watch this. On paper this is a foreign film, but the cast, language, and personality of Mr. Nobody make it indistinguishable from a Hollywood movie; similar to pictures like Tree of Life or Benjamin Button.

That's not an insult. This 2009 movie was obviously expensive to make, and could've made a lot of money in American theaters. I don't understand why it was never shown here, or at the very least, why it was never pushed through the video rental market. It also doesn't seem to have made a lot of noise on the international film circuit, like Cannes and Sundance. There are only a few no name critic reviews on Rotten Tomatoes.

In a lot of ways Mr. Nobody seems like a lost movie. Like a big Hollywood movie that fell between the couch cushions.
11 years 5 months ago
OG's avatar


An inauthentic film imitating Kieslowski's Blind Chance.
7 years 8 months ago
Prequel's avatar


You will love it... if you have never ever watched a single documentary about quantum mechanics... otherwise you will be bored to death. An actually decent replacement for this would be Coherence (2013), now THAT's a brilliant movie.
6 years 11 months ago
dpanter's avatar


Re: Director's Cut (extra 16 min, 157 min total)
Beautifully told story, excellent craftmanship with many fantastic transitions within scenes (seamless morphing from photo-live shot-to another photo and so on). Jared Leto is brilliant and well supported by the whole cast. I love the sci-fi aspects, they fit into everything else with effortless grace.
But... I find it to be a jumbled mess overall that'll be difficult to recommend to people. I think this is one of those movies you have to discover for yourself.
11 years 3 months ago
Esnaider's avatar


The superior Butterfly effect, it got me with the KieĊ›lowski's Przypadek reference, when it got to the Lola Rennt one, I knew what it was doing, expanding on this concept and fleshing it out to talk about reality itself being nothing more than the collection of memories of the choices we take, when everyone else dies every answer is right if it is what your mind tells you it happened
Nice little songs and stylization
1 year 6 months ago
Siskoid's avatar


Mr. Nobody is hard to describe. Imagine a child having to choose between two parents in a railway station. The film sets this up, then shows us how it might have gone had he decided one way or the other, and these timelines multiply as he makes other important decisions in his life. Jared Leto's protagonist is necessarily a bit of a cipher as he lives through more than a dozen lives, at least some of them fictional from even his point of view, though mostly concerned with his potential marriage to one of three girls. Beautifully shot, full of symbolism, and a meditation on time, memory, and free will, with the conceit that the boy can see into his futures, branching off in front of him in a split second, and confusing his selves. A puzzle movie to which there is no single solution, which I think is exactly the point.
6 years 5 months ago
Cthulhu1's avatar



Red Dwarf did a much better, and mercifully much shorter, treatment of this topic.
8 years 3 months ago
spick1923's avatar


Meta Reality on film

Of course any one familiar with Kurt Vonerguts
slaughterhouse 5 will get the concept.

However where slaughterhouse 5 is cold and a lonely this is warm and romantic done well.

This film made me laugh cry and messed my head up just as much as reading slaughter house 5.
9 years 6 months ago
rainy's avatar


The soundtrack is golden!
10 years 11 months ago

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