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Wonderstruck Reviews

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June 3, 2020
Haynes spares us slack-jawed, bug-eyed Spielbergian reactions shots, but he also denies us deep emotional engagement.
May 18, 2020
The film is like watching a puzzle being carefully, expertly pieced together. It's not Haynes' best work, but it's a rare opportunity to introduce him to a younger audience.
April 21, 2020
Haynes is doing something more interesting than reconstruction. His film, carried along by Carter Burwell's brilliantly alive score, creates an almost silent movie -- a wordless communion between two periods of time.
March 30, 2020
Expertly written, well-acted, and beautifully shot, Wonderstruck is a stunning feat of technical artistry that connected with me on the deepest emotional level.
March 12, 2020
Always one to dabble in genres and the visionary Haynes applies his handiwork to the silent era capably crafting an homage with perfect stern embouchures, silent screams and protrusive pointed fingers...
November 12, 2019
In essence, Wonderstruck captures the mystery and innocence of a child in a big, unfamiliar world.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 11, 2019
In the sweet, beguilingly innocent Wonderstruck, we get to witness this amazing capacity of Haynes once again.
October 10, 2019
Constantly shifting and aligning motifs makes for generous subtext in this sweet, poignant film which takes pains to solve all of its mysterious wonders nice and neatly before delivering an ultimate fade out.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 3, 2019
... Wonderstruck says a lot in a beautifully quiet way.
August 19, 2019
Wonderstruck explores the awe, innocence, and curiosity of childhood -- even when surrounded by adult dangers and trauma.
August 1, 2019
It is far from being wonderful and is more conventional than one would expect from a filmmaker like Todd Haynes, but in the end the positive ends up triumphing over the negative. [Full Review in Spanish]
July 21, 2019
Haynes's prevailing theme of identity, and heavy sense of heart infused into a family film is nothing short of a beautiful revelation.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 3, 2019
While it is certainly ambitious, and undeniably beautiful, its style often feels divorced from its narrative, losing itself stargazing when the story required something more personal.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 26, 2019
Wonderstruck offers a myriad of visual delights and a complete immersion in two time periods, but it is more a tour of wondrous sights than great storytelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 21, 2019
An underrated master delivers one of the best films of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
February 14, 2019
As a family adventure, Wonderstruck is more than serviceable, and its portrayal of deaf child heroes could prove truly inspiring, but as Haynes' follow up...it's an undeniable disappointment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 26, 2019
Minor Haynes is still an interesting curio, particularly given the stylistic acumen on display, but it's easily his least effective film thus far.
January 19, 2019
A handsome, heartening celebration of discovery, undercut by the perceptible dissonance between story and the director's natural affinities.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 8, 2019
Wonderstruck is absolutely gorgeous, but doesn't have the substance to back that up.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/3
December 22, 2018
Wonderstruck is a picture-perfect adaptation of Selznick's novel... with a stylistic focus on the unspoken akin to Haynes' masterpiece Carol.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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