The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet

The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet

The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet

Family adventure from visually frenetic French filmmaker Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amelie), directing this English-language adaptation of Reif Larsen’s debut novel. A 12-year-old genius secretly leaves his family ranch in Montana to receive an award at the Smithsonian Institute, where they have mistaken him for an adult. Co-stars Helena Bonham Carter.

2013Rating: M105 minsFrance, Canada
AdventureDrama
90%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

In a satisfying confluence of source material and director, Jean-Pierre Jeunet brings his signature abundance to bear on [this] richly stuffed adventure.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

With more whimsy than a Wes Anderson wedding - and a clunky third act that potholes the plot - Jeunet's American comeback is beautiful, heart-warming and a bit of a mess.

3.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

Like one of its animated 3D asides, the film jumps out at you, twiddles around and then folds itself away into nowhere. It’s all pop-up, no book.

2.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The two adjectives in the title should be replaced with "annoying" and "unendurably tiresome".

1.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Despite its flaws... [this is an] amusing, poignant and visually stunning take on a child prodigy’s attempts to understand his weird family and the even weirder wider world.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

For all it boasts in ingenious style, this genial American yarn lacks the delicious bile of Jenuet’s early days.

3.0
0

This is slick but too predicatable. I don't even think it would have been saved by being in French. Good cameos though!

3.0
0

What if the film is in French? It would be more convincing in that way.

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

In a satisfying confluence of source material and director, Jean-Pierre Jeunet brings his signature abundance to bear on [this] richly stuffed adventure.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

With more whimsy than a Wes Anderson wedding - and a clunky third act that potholes the plot - Jeunet's American comeback is beautiful, heart-warming and a bit of a mess.

3.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

Like one of its animated 3D asides, the film jumps out at you, twiddles around and then folds itself away into nowhere. It’s all pop-up, no book.

2.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The two adjectives in the title should be replaced with "annoying" and "unendurably tiresome".

1.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Despite its flaws... [this is an] amusing, poignant and visually stunning take on a child prodigy’s attempts to understand his weird family and the even weirder wider world.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

For all it boasts in ingenious style, this genial American yarn lacks the delicious bile of Jenuet’s early days.

3.0
0

This is slick but too predicatable. I don't even think it would have been saved by being in French. Good cameos though!

3.0
0

What if the film is in French? It would be more convincing in that way.

4.0
0