It's another excellent work by Kusturica; why am I not surprised? Because he's the coolest director ever, that's why. Life Is a Miracle isn't quite his best film, though. Neither the characters, the humor nor the story can entirely live up to his impressive back catalog, although they constantly come close. The end, which might be his best yet, has probably the best use of the cinematic device of the donkey since Au Hasard Balthazar.