Be Kind Rewind

(DVD - 2008 )
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
Be Kind Rewind

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Two local outcasts attempt to save a local video store. Amateur film director Mike must find a way to save the business after his magnetized friend, Jerry, erases every movie in the store. Using an outdated video camera and their own special effects, the two embark on an adventure to remake all the movies, from "Ghostbusters" to "Driving Miss Daisy," turning the two town misfits into local celebrities.
Statement of Responsibility: New Line Cinema presents in association with Partizan Films, a Partizan Films production, a film by Michel Gondry ; producers, Michel Gondry, Julie Fong ; produced by Georges Bermann ; written and directed by Michel Gondry
Title: Be kind rewind
Publisher: Burbank, CA :, New Line Home Entertainment,, c2008
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 102 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
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Report This Apr 14, 2013
  • teddypawz rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This was totally out of the norm. Loved it. I try to get my kids to do movie makeovers in their own eyes. Funny!

Report This Dec 26, 2012
  • Monuu rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I like this movie it's different and it was cute

Report This Sep 18, 2012
  • black_dog_4723 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

slightly entertaining!

Report This Aug 08, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I really enjoyed this one =, Jack Black and Mos Def are both incredibly good in this one. I would recommend this to fans of screwball comedies.

Report This Jan 03, 2011
  • britprincess1 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

What started off as a fun film with an interesting nod to what once was great (the oh-so-beautiful big-boxed VHS) ended off with a completely different tone, resulting in a confusing and extremely off-putting mess that couldn't decide whether it was a comedic flick or a moving motion picture.

Report This Oct 14, 2010
  • seanfancy rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

this was so fabulous.

Report This Jan 19, 2010
  • loonylovesgood rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Not as good as I had hoped, but still a creative little flick.

Report This Mar 30, 2009
  • GGirl rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I'm sure this movie was a lot of fun to make. It almost seems like the point of the film. The movie wanted the viewer to feel more emotions towards it's characters and it almost happens but doesn't. I heard many of the locals we used in the film to support the community.

Report This Sep 29, 2008
  • joseph rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Watchable (Fair) – Be Kind Rewind (2008) 108 min. stars Jack Black, Mos Def, and Danny Glover and centers around a video store in a depressed area of town that hasn’t adapted well to the changing world and demonstrated by their reluctance to convert to DVD rentals. The film tries to be a lot of things and changes direction a few times. It goes from slapstick comedy (where Jack Black becomes magnetized and everything metallic is attracted to him) to a spoof of most major blockbuster films (once Jack demagnetizes all the VHS tapes, they create their own home movies) to a warm homage to the silver screen. Though the film tries hard to be something, it fails at leaving the viewer with characters that we truly care about; which is the reason you’ll have an empty feeling as the film closes. You’ll probably enjoy the scenes of Mos and Jack recreating famous films and trying to guess the picture that they’re imitating. This film could’ve been a whole lot better if they focused a little more. While Roger Ebert gave this one a 2.5 star rating, IMDb viewer rating gave it 6.7 out of 10, Reel.com’s Bill Gibron loved it and gave it the full 4 stars.


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Report This Aug 08, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over


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Report This Aug 08, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Two bumbling store clerks inadvertently erase the footage from all of the tapes in their video rental store. In order to keep the business running, they re-shoot every film in the store with their own camera, with a budget of zero dollars.


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Report This Aug 08, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.


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Report This Aug 08, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Jerry: We did it...because we're Ghostbusters! [gives thumbs up]

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  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Jerry: My brain's been paranized!

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  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Wilson: Are you the Key Holder or the Gate Keeper?


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  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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