Alice in Wonderland Reviews

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Lisa Mullen
Sight and Sound
July 6, 2010
The imposition of a fairytale quest structure turns the surrealist wanderings (and wonderings) of a free-associating dreamer into a brusque crash-zoom, as Alice hurtles towards her appointment on the good-versus-evil battlefield.
Gareth Simms
Platform
March 1, 2011
Lewis Carroll is bent over a table, tears filling beneath his eyes. Something in your heart breaks. Your childhood, perhaps?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Annlee Ellingson
Moving Pictures Magazine
March 26, 2010
It's a weak structure, thinly tied to the picture's tired and antiquated theme about Alice reclaiming her "muchness" and defying societal expectations.
Gina Carbone
Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
March 18, 2010
Tim Burton is the kind of director who probably does come up with six impossible things before breakfast. So it was a surprise to see him produce a film so lacking in joy, innovation and curiosity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.25/4
Alex Fitch
Electric Sheep
March 16, 2010
Not to say that Tim Burton's made a bad film, more that this is a missed opportunity.
Margot Harrison
Seven Days
March 12, 2010
The fact remains -- Alice doesn't live here anymore.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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Christopher Rosen
New York Observer
March 4, 2010
It might be time for Johnny Depp and Tim Burton to start thinking about seeing other people.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
John DeVore
Premiere Magazine
March 5, 2010
There is very little to praise in what amounts to Burton's most mercenary movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
March 3, 2010
A bore and an affront to anyone who is even familiar with the concept of Lewis Carroll and his books.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Catherine Jones
Liverpool Echo
March 5, 2010
The visuals are stunning, as you would expect, but characterisation is weak, and Depp's turn is one bout of lunacy too far.
Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk
September 28, 2012
Time to take some of Lewis Carroll's advice, Tim: eat me.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Alonso Duralde
Queer Sighted
March 5, 2010
The episodic nature of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland doesn't really lend itself to traditional three-act plotting, but screenwriter Linda Woolverton puts Alice through her Joseph Campbell reluctant-hero paces, and none of it ever sparks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
March 5, 2010
A succession of chases and fanciful combats, more akin to Dungeons & Dragons than to Carroll, leads to a peculiarly truncated climax. The 3-D effects are enjoyable, but the added depth can't make up for deficits in the concept or the plot.
Alan Jones
Radio Times
March 5, 2010
The wavering tone is as uncertain as Alice's decision-making, while the added-on 3-D is a distraction and as unconvincing as the entire misconceived venture.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Clint O'Connor
Cleveland Plain Dealer
March 5, 2010
On paper, Tim Burton and Johnny Depp loose among the Wonderland weirdoes, in 3-D no less, sounded sensational. But it's a rather bland, forgettable flick.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Julian Roman
MovieWeb
March 4, 2010
Tim Burton's creative juices run dry in a decidedly boring and bland interpretation of Alice in Wonderland.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Phil Villarreal
OK! Magazine
March 3, 2010
Tweedlee and Tweedledum could have come up with a more compelling pseudo-sequel concept and crafted a more cohesive narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Drew McWeeny
HitFix
February 27, 2010
... wrong-headed in pretty much every way it can be, poorly designed, loud, and worst of all, boring. It is a catastrophe as a movie, and as a place marker in the career of Tim Burton, it is a big fat dead end.
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
March 28, 2010
Logic and proportion have seldom fallen so shruggingly dead
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James Rocchi
MSN Movies
March 4, 2010
Combines the heavy-handed clamminess of unneeded brand remarketing with the hateful hollowness of overdone and empty computer-generated imagery. ... With Burton's uninspired, underdone and underwritten version, you only feel like you're watching money.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012
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Brian Lowry
Variety
February 23, 2012
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