Malice in Wonderland (2010)

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American law student Alice (Maggie Grace) is studying in London when she's run down by a black cab and transported to a strange and shady underworld. With time-obsessed cabbie Whitey (Danny Dyer) to help her navigate this sordid new reality, Alice soon realizes that her only hope for getting back home is to fight her way through the pimps, gangsters, and violent drug dealers who are tracking her every move. Can Alice turn the tables on her pursuers long enough to make a clean getaway, or is she … More

Rating: R (for language, some sexual content, drug use and brief violence)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Romance, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Jayson Rothwell
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 11, 2010
Runtime:
Magnolia Pictures

Cast


as Whitey

as Gonzo

as Harry Hunt

as Caterpillar

as Felix Chester
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Critic Reviews for Malice in Wonderland

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (1)

Quite apart from the fact that it mistakes sexism and homophobia for sardonic liberal rib-tickling, even at 80 minutes, the film feels like a brash, crass and boneheaded music promo that's been stretched to breaking point.

Full Review… | February 5, 2010
Time Out
Top Critic

While you might expect a cheap quickie designed to cash in on the Tim Burton feature ... Malice in Wonderland is actually an honest and at times intriguing updating of the classic set in modern times, in the cockney underworld of South London.

Full Review… | May 15, 2010
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Genuinely original interpretation of the Brit gangster and Lewis Carroll's surreal tale.

Full Review… | February 5, 2010
Empire Magazine

Malice In Wonderland does little to remind you of the performances that once had critics and even the late great Harold Pinter crowing about his talent as [Dyer] started out on the West End stage.

Full Review… | February 5, 2010
Film4

Despite a certain visual flair, Malice in Wonderland just isn't very good. The screenplay is the main problem - it's just too flat and unimaginative to justify the larger-than- life cartoon characters that populate the movie.

Full Review… | February 5, 2010
Times [UK]

Dyer has some funny lines, and he makes the most of them, proving that he is actually a good performer, all too often marooned in endless geezer knees-ups. But otherwise it's a bit pointless and heavy-handed.

Full Review… | February 5, 2010
Guardian

Audience Reviews for Malice in Wonderland

½

A dark twist of a classic tale! Amnesiac Alice (Maggie Grace) runs down a London underpass and hooks up with Whitey (Danny Dyer), a cab driver who worries he's always late. Fleeing through a tilted, neon-lit cityscape, they encounter bizarre, dangerous characters. This urban spin on Lewis Carroll has clever reinterpretations (the Cheshire Cat is a mysterious DJ, and Tweedledum and Tweedledee are obnoxious club doormen), and guest turns from the likes of Nathaniel Parker combine Britpic gangland eccentricity with Adam West Batman villainy. Grace is a bit vapid as pill-popping, whiny Alice, and Dyer's twitchiness is overdone, but Malice is lively, inventive and has a unique look.

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Dean McKenna

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Alice loses her memory and enters a psychedelic Wonderland of quirky lowlife London gangsters. The quirky gangsters have a definite Guy Ritchie feel to them, but the clever, wordplay laden script is the main star; check out the unexpected way Alice steals the tarts

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Greg S

Super Reviewer

Intriging but trying a bit too hard to be clever..

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Lesley N

Super Reviewer

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