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Wonderstruck Reviews

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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
November 16, 2018
The two leads of Wonderstruck are both deaf, one of whom is portrayed wonderfully by deaf talent Millicent Simmonds.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 7, 2018
Wonderstruck's diligence in dropping breadcrumbs becomes a hundred-pound weight dragging behind the plot, preventing the film from sweeping you away into a world of curiosity and awe, despite the film being ostensibly about precisely that.
October 30, 2018
Wonderstruck flows gracefully between its two stories before uniting them in an emotional crescendo of absolute beauty.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 29, 2018
If Selznick's story isn't remarkable, Haynes and the cast ... breathe enough soul into it as compensation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 17, 2018
Haynes has created a beautiful artefact, layer upon layer, a mainstream film that is both sophisticated and innocent.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 10, 2018
Ridden with clichés and overly predictable plot turns, it seems to believe that whimsy can replace emotion and that style can paper over a paucity of script that has all the sentimental honesty of a Hallmark card.
October 10, 2018
The film forces us to tap into communicative avenues we often neglect, freeing our minds from the cacophony of excess.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
September 14, 2018
Coming from a filmmaker capable of wowing with his visual flair, Wonderstruck fails to illicit much wonder .... This one could have been a heck of a lot better.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 8, 2018
A sincere portrait of childhood wonderment that will speak as much to the imagination and earnestness of a younger audience as it will the nostalgia of adults.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 27, 2018
Unfortunately, its awkward structure keeps the viewer from being wonderstruck for a good 90 minutes.
August 23, 2018
The youthful emotions evoked feel very much like what an adult wants a child to feel. This film was beautiful and interesting, but certainly not an authentic expression of childhood.
August 21, 2018
Wonderstruck isn't as magical as it seeks to be and it is certainly no Never Ending Story.
August 20, 2018
Endless possibilities are conjured up directly from the origins of cinema and the rule-breaking power of a child's imagination.
June 29, 2018
Haynes struggles to connect to the story's sincere emotional core, his exquisite style and experimental tricks too often feeling like meticulous technical exercises.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 4, 2018
As always, Haynes' painstaking film history references are deeply meaningful, speaking to the characters' desire to reach for the stars.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
April 13, 2018
Sadly, the only wonder about this messy, overstuffed film, is the bewilderment of seeing so many talented people attached.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 13, 2018
Profoundly anemic writing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
April 11, 2018
A slow-burn charmer.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 9, 2018
Wonderstruck feels like a serious misfire, mired in the sort of sentiment we might expect from Disney or a Nicholas Sparks adaptation rather than one of art-house cinema's favourite sons.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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