Lovely job, wish my two bob watch could have the expertise of this film to correct it, then it would be the full quid.
I had no idea what to expect - and was REALLY surprised by the movie. Good clean family entertainment. Steve
This was an excellent movie, well written and performed with a star cast. The movie was excellent from both a child's and an adults perspective. The movie is well paced and allows the viewer to become engrossed in the story and the characters. A very highly recommended movie
It makes sense that Scorseses first venture into 3D is an homage to magical cinema forerunner Georges Melies, although I did wonder at times whether or not actual kids would find silent films (no matter how fantastical) appealing. The film feels...educational...at times, with the two kids serving almost entirely as a framing device for the introduction to early cinema, which might mean that something isn't working quite right (of course, I know all about Melies, so this may have affected things). As an adult, I found this too long and not entirely pitched for all ages to enjoy. But there is magic in Melies and Kingsley is superb.
Good cinematography, but otherwise it didn't really impress me. Really dragged on at a snails pace... tedious
One of the best kids movies I've ever seen. Highly recommend. I went in knowing nothing, only that Martin Scorsese directed it. Anyone who appreciates a good film owes it to them self to see it. 8.5/10
This movie is also available from Quickflix in a 3D version.
For young boys with some interest in mechanical engineering, perhaps; not for me. (I note appearance of Sacha Baron Cohen as a policeman with a dog; what sort of accent is he pretending to have, German? German policeman in Paris?) In any case, not my cup of tea, that is for sure.
I know this movie was raved about when released, but it just didn't do anything for me. It looks good, but I just couldn't connect with the 2 main characters and the story just seemed to crawl along at times. I might have got something more out of seeing it at the cinema in 3D but sitting at home all I wanted to do was skim through to get things going and get the annoying kids off the screen.
A truly lovely story and easy watching
I was warned that this WAS a great 3D cinema movie (ABC Movie Show...thanks David), and I didn't go! Having watched the Blu-Ray 2D version I deeply regret it. The shots of Paris and the moves though the Train Station would have been quite good I think. This movie was very beautiful to watch and the warm brown colours reminded me of more recent Tinker Tailor movie. I was also under the impression that it was more of a Kids film than it really was, and although my daughter liked it, I think it was a homage to early movie makers - probably explains why Martin Scorsese took it on. It also reminded me of US interpretations of the dark fantasy magic of the french films such as The City of Lost Children and Micmacs by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro. Also watch the extras like the one on Automatons. Also look for the Smashing Pumpkins Video Music Clip for "Tonite Tonite" and ask who influenced who?