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Mr. Nobody (2013)



Critic Consensus: Mr. Nobody's narrative tangles may bedevil as much as they entertain, but its big ambitions and absorbing visuals make for an intriguing addition to director Jaco Van Dormael's filmography.

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A young boy stands on a station platform. The train is about to leave. Should he go with his mother or stay with his father? An infinity of possibilities rise from this decision. As long as he doesn't choose, anything is possible. Every life deserves to be lived. (c) Magnolia

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Rhys Ifans
as Nemo's Father
Natasha Little
as Nemo's Mother
Juno Temple
as Anna (Age 15)
Toby Regbo
as Nemo (Age 15)
Clare Stone
as Elise (Age 15)
Audrey Giacomini
as Jeanne (Age 15)
Thomas Byrne
as Nemo (Age 9)
Laura Brumagne
as Anna (Age 9)
Alan Corduner
as Dr. Feldheim
Allan Corduner
as Dr. Feldheim
Daniel Mays
as Young Journalist
Noa De Constanzo
as Nemo (Age 5)
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Critic Reviews for Mr. Nobody

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (9)

Never mind that several characters seem to gain or lose British accents throughout the course of the film. The lack of continuity only enhances the sense of deliciously dizzying disequilibrium.

October 31, 2013 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

As philosophy, Mr. Nobody seems sillier than it is profound. But in a parallel reality, more movies would have this degree of insane ambition.

October 31, 2013 | Rating: B

At the 44-minute mark (I checked) of 'Mr. Nobody,' I loudly sighed and asked, "Good God, when the hell is this movie going to START!"

October 31, 2013 | Rating: 3/10 | Full Review…

A thoughtful investigation into the different variations of all our lives: the daydreams, the anxious worst-case scenarios, the futile digressions that went nowhere.

October 30, 2013 | Full Review…

The only truly graspable notion the film can be said to put forth is one of increasingly tedious sci-fi-romantic genre busy-ness.

October 28, 2013 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

This big-budget English-language co-production shows that Europeans can compete in the sci-fi realm where high production values are king.

October 28, 2013 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Mr. Nobody


Dormael's ambition, though appealing, moves dangerously towards pretentiousness as he attempts to concoct this intricate, convoluted plot - which bears many unnecessary elements that end up bloating it into a flawed, overlong structure without clear focus.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

A 118-year old man, the last mortal left on Earth in 2092 after humanity has discovered the secret of genetic immortality, tells his life story to a curious journalist, mixing up his memories and telling contradictory stories in which he is in love with three different women. With its multiple storylines, heartbreaking romance, amazing sight gags, and clever philosophical asides, this amazing movie shows more imagination than the last five movies you saw put together.

Greg S
Greg S

Super Reviewer

This is the strangest movie I did not understand but still for some reason LOVE!

Thomas Johnston
Thomas Johnston

Super Reviewer

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