General Information

Glossary: J
Released Year: 2014
Runtime: 94 minutes
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Directors: Mathias Malzieu, Stéphane Berla
Writers: Mathias Malzieu, Mathias Malzieu
Casts: Jean Rochefort, Grand Corps Malade, Rossy de Palma, Mathias Malzieu, Olivia Ruiz, Emily Loizeau, Babet, Marie Vincent, Dani, Arthur H., Alain Bashung, Cali, Chloé Renaud, Moon Dailly Monira
IMDB: Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart (2014)

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Ratings


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IMDB Rating: 7.0

Reviews

70
Village Voice - Sherilyn Connelly
The characters aren't quite stylized enough; though they have skinny bodies and disproportionately big heads, their just-realistic-enough facial features often veer into the Uncanny Valley.
63
Slant Magazine - Rob Humanick
The film is at once enabled and hindered by its utter strangeness, an intrinsic quality surely exacerbated in its English-language release.
60
Los Angeles Times - Unnamed
Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart stubbornly remains less than the sum of its parts. But its rich visual imagery suggests the talented artists involved could create something exciting and truly original if they had a better script.
60
Variety - Peter Debruge
Rather than linger on the project’s shortcomings, which only disappoint relative to the story’s incredible creative potential, it should be said that in partnership with Berla, Malzieu has created a fully realized, wildly imaginative storybook world and populated it with eccentric characters.
50
McClatchy-Tribune News Service - Roger Moore
There’s no humor and no pathos. The Cuckoo-Clock Heart, pretty as it is, lacks any heart at all.

Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart (2014)



In Scotland 1874, Jack is born on the coldest day ever. Because of the extreme cold, his heart stops beating. The responsible midwife in Edinburgh finds a way to save him by replacing his heart with a clock. So he lives and remains under the midwife's protective care. But he must not get angry or excited because that endangers his life by causing his clock to stop working. Worse than that, when he grows up, he has to face the fact he cannot fall in love because that too could stop his delicate heart.