67% The Maze Runner Sep 19
—— A Walk Among the Tombstones Sep 19
56% This Is Where I Leave You Sep 19
82% Tracks Sep 19
91% The Guest Sep 17

Top Box Office

13% No Good Deed $24.3M
73% Dolphin Tale 2 $15.9M
92% Guardians of the Galaxy $8.1M
19% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $4.9M
20% Let's Be Cops $4.4M
88% The Drop $4.1M
37% If I Stay $3.9M
36% The November Man $2.8M
33% The Giver $2.6M
67% The Hundred-Foot Journey $2.4M

Coming Soon

68% The Equalizer Sep 26
69% The Boxtrolls Sep 26
86% The Two Faces of January Sep 26
—— Two Night Stand Sep 26
91% Jimi: All Is by My Side Sep 26

Premieres Tonight

—— Brickleberry: Season 3
—— The Mindy Project: Season 3
—— New Girl: Season 4

New Episodes Tonight

88% Finding Carter: Season 1
67% Matador: Season 1
83% Sons of Anarchy: Season 7

Discuss Last Night's Shows

71% Dallas: Season 3
62% Under the Dome: Season 2

Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium Reviews

Page 1 of 7
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium has been aggressively geared towards small children to an extent that's often nothing short of exasperating...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2/4

September 30, 2013
Jamie Gillies
Apollo Guide

The wonderful fantasy elements Zach Helm was trying to tap into do not translate over to this particular toy store.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 65/100

June 17, 2009
Tim Grierson

The film may occasionally strain too hard for magical whimsy, but there's no disputing its sweetness or poignancy.

Full Review Source: Screendaily

July 23, 2008
Steve Biodrowski

For all its computer-generated effects and colorful sight gags, Magorium is a dreadfully prosaic movie, lacking charm and grace.

Full Review Source: ESplatter

July 12, 2008
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

A weak whimsical story with a good heart.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: C+

July 6, 2008

The trailers make the movie look like the ickiest kind of whimsy, accompanied by obstreperous special effects, but the film itself is gasp-worthy.

Full Review Source: MSNBC | Original Score: 5/5

May 1, 2008
Tricia Olszewski
Washington City Paper

The result, for all its swirly colors and surrealism, is alternately dull and irritating, an experience akin to learning that you're going on a field trip only to discover that it's to the box factory.

Full Review Source: Washington City Paper

March 6, 2008
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals

If there were as many great ideas in the story as there are in the art and CGI special effects departments, this fantasy tale of wonder might have been a hit.

Full Review Source: Cinema Signals | Original Score: 3/5

March 5, 2008
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review

I laughed out loud once, yet I am giving this film a positive review. There's something magical about a G-rated film that attempts to capture life, death and a little bit of magic.

Full Review Source: The Scorecard Review | Original Score: 6/10

March 4, 2008
David Cornelius

Yes, there is wonder here, and plenty of it.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3.5/5

February 29, 2008
Simon Thompson
Heart 106.2

Although it's not set at Christmas, it's a great traditional yet contemporary festive treat.

Full Review Source: Heart 106.2 | Original Score: 7/10

January 22, 2008
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat

... never quite as magical as it wants to be.

December 21, 2007
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

Broken into storybook-like chapters...the film implies that it possesses literary roots; however, Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium comes across as a quickie knockoff attempting to capitalize on a more popular title's success.

Full Review Source: Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema | Original Score: D+

December 16, 2007
Robert Hanks

Better to prepare your children for the world with a DVD of Hoffman in Midnight Cowboy.

Full Review Source: Independent

December 14, 2007
David Gritten
Daily Telegraph

In its favour, there's nothing here to upset the children. (Not, that is, unless they're allergic to Hoffman's hammy, Method-derived acting.)

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph

December 14, 2007
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

No wise child, let alone grown-up, will touch this with a turkey baster.

Full Review Source: Financial Times

December 14, 2007
Xan Brooks

You'd have to be a Scrooge to take against this, though it could use a little more Roald Dahl-ish bite, and a little less of the Hoffman twinkle. Needless to say, it all ends happily.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 2/5

December 14, 2007

Sun Online

Things go badly wrong when eccentric Mr Magorium announces he has had enough of his 243 years on earth and has decided to pop his clogs.

Full Review Source: Sun Online | Original Score: 2/5

December 14, 2007
James Christopher
Times [UK]

This is a lovely story for children under 14. Jason Bateman is the horrified and expensive plod who has to wind up Hoffman's wild accounts. Portman is wonderful as the daffy heroine who needs to grow up and perhaps fall in love.

Full Review Source: Times [UK] | Original Score: 3/5

December 14, 2007
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]

Trying with all its might to be endearing, the magic is simply missing. Hoffman is unbelievably annoying as the lisping Willy Wonka wannabe, while Portman looks uninterested.

Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK] | Original Score: 2/5

December 14, 2007
Page 1 of 7
Find us on:                     
Help | About | Jobs | Critics Submission | Press | API | Licensing | Mobile