(2006)

Critic Reviews

63

Metascore

Based on 19 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
83
Vitus, a fizzy domestic fairy tale from Switzerland, gives you a lift, as it revels in the oddball joy of genius as kid power.
70
Chicago Reader
Celebratory, family-friendly fable.
70
Variety
A natural for kidfests, pic is a fine example of old-fashioned story-telling and also will dance wherever detailed character development and leisurely-paced drama are appreciated.
70
Village Voice
Charming Swiss import.
70
Los Angeles Times
Combines complex relationships with a winning style of storytelling.
63
A fairly average movie about a very unusual child, Vitus does have an earnest charm.
63
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
Nevertheless, Vitus's cool intelligence, knotty narrative and precise performances make it a pleasure to watch even when it sends mixed messages about the true nature of its protagonist.
60
The triumphant musical cues and comic double takes encourage us to cheer Vitus's high jinks as if he were Ferris Bueller's ivory-tickling kid brother.
50
New York Post
A sappy look at the title character, a 12-year-old boy who's a math and music prodigy.
50
It is ultimately a simplistic film that will play better to youngsters who wish their grandpas were this cool and to parents who are nostalgic for the kind of exceptional childhood they neither had nor can provide for their own children.

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