But does that mean it's worth seeing? Sounds like a case for our nationwide panel of critics!
- For all of [director] Gondry's undeniable talent, it would be hard to imagine him pulling off this delicate and even cornball conceit without his star, Jack Black. -- The Hollywood Reporter
- A sweet and simple story that aims to be no bigger than it is, a shaggy dog fable about dreams and the transformative power of even the worst movies. -- Cinema Blend
- Gondry would seem to have intended Be Kind Rewind more as a generous, sweet-tempered comic fable. But the souffle never rises. -- Variety
- The storyline is utterly improbable, but Gondry thrives in an alternate world of whimsy and conviviality. -- Film Journal International