“Working in a self-consciously quirky key that owes a strong debt to Wes Anderson‘s Rushmore, [director Garth] Jennings keeps his busy pieces in harmonious play, creating a miniaturized world as detailed, painstakingly determined and insulated as an ant farm. He crams the frame with bright colors and comic bits of business; tosses in an interloper, a French Billy Idol called Didier (Jules Sitruk); and makes room for the occasional melancholic stretch. And although the film√ɬ¢√¢‚Äö¬¨√¢‚Äû¬¢s visual style feels more borrowed than organic, there√ɬ¢√¢‚Äö¬¨√¢‚Äû¬¢s enough truth to [the lead characters’] actions — and to the uninflected, touching performances of the two young leads — to keep the film humming along, even when Mr. Jennings veers into sentimentality and lets one too many tear drop.” — from Manohla DargisN.Y. Times 5.2 review of Son of Rambow.