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The Thorn in the Heart Review

  • Release Date: Apr 02, 2010
  • Rated:
  • Runtime: 1 hr. 26 min.
  • Genres: Documentary
  • Director:Michel Gondry

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    49

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 40

    out of 100

    Village Voice

    It's a shock, then, that The Thorn in the Heart, Gondry's documentary about his own family, is so unimaginative and inaccessible.

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  • 40

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter

    Should be intriguing to all who know the family, as well as to cineastes yonder at the arty film schools who will lap up its elliptical/self-reflexive style. Normal people will simply walk out on it.

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  • 42

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    But overall, this lazy, sweet trifle seems to express the banality of well-being.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times

    Gondry captures the leafy radiance of the countryside, and he makes judicious use of special-effects whimsies. But this memory piece will have far more resonance for the Gondry family than for anyone else.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The New York Times

    You might think that the small-scale, straightforward style and intimate connections of The Thorn in the Heart would result in something more emotionally resonant than we’re accustomed to from Mr. Gondry, but you’d be disappointed.

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