The Last Mimzy

The Last Mimzy

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The Last Mimzy

Based on the acclaimed 1943 sci-fi short story by Lewis Padgett, The Last Mimzy tells the story of two children who discover a mysterious box that contains some strange devices they think are toys. As the children play with these ‘toys’, they begin to display higher intelligence levels. Their parents and teacher realize something extraordinary is happening. Emma, the younger of the two, tells her confused mother that one of the toys, a beat-up stuffed toy rabbit, is named Mimzy and that “she teaches me things.”

As Emma’s mother becomes increasingly concerned, a blackout shuts down the city and the government traces the source of the power surge to Emma’s family’s house. When Emma says that Mimzy contains a serious message from the future, a scientific scan shows that Mimzy is part extremely high level electronic, and part organic! Everyone realizes that they are involved in something incredible…but what exactly?

200790 minsUSAEnglish/Spanish
AdventureKids & FamilyFantasyScience Fiction
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Village Voice

Village Voice

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Mimzy, whose charmingly retro FX date to around 1985, won't post Peter Jackson figures at the box office, but you can't say that Shaye doesn't have the magic touch...

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Village Voice

Village Voice

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Call it "E.T." for a new generation...

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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Despite leaden direction and a story crammed with pseudoscientific flotsam -- including palm reading, levitation, time travel and telepathy -- The Last Mimzy is a wholesome, eager entertainment that doesn't talk down...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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A reasonably engaging movie filled with fun visual effects and an appealing tone reminiscent of a certain Spielberg movie about an out-of-his-element extraterrestrial...

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

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Though it becomes flimsy toward the end, it's a ripping yarn...

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BBC

BBC

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Am I the only one who doesn't have a clue what's going on?" says Duncan at one point, a sentiment that's sure to be shared by viewers bemused by references to Buddhist drawings, astrological configurations and nanobot technology. Strip that away, though, and you're left with a low-key sci-fi that has an offbeat charm all its own...

3.0
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Village Voice

Village Voice

press

Mimzy, whose charmingly retro FX date to around 1985, won't post Peter Jackson figures at the box office, but you can't say that Shaye doesn't have the magic touch...

0
Village Voice

Village Voice

press

Call it "E.T." for a new generation...

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Despite leaden direction and a story crammed with pseudoscientific flotsam -- including palm reading, levitation, time travel and telepathy -- The Last Mimzy is a wholesome, eager entertainment that doesn't talk down...

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A reasonably engaging movie filled with fun visual effects and an appealing tone reminiscent of a certain Spielberg movie about an out-of-his-element extraterrestrial...

0
San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

press

Though it becomes flimsy toward the end, it's a ripping yarn...

0
BBC

BBC

press

Am I the only one who doesn't have a clue what's going on?" says Duncan at one point, a sentiment that's sure to be shared by viewers bemused by references to Buddhist drawings, astrological configurations and nanobot technology. Strip that away, though, and you're left with a low-key sci-fi that has an offbeat charm all its own...

3.0
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