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To The Wonder Reviews

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Chris Sawin
Examiner.com
April 19, 2013
While it may be filmed beautifully, To the Wonder doesn't exactly move its gestating 112-minute duration along any faster with everyone on-screen galloping around their front yard or a field full of slow moving bison genitalia.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Jonah Flicker
Paste Magazine
April 19, 2013
Frankly, To The Wonder becomes bogged and down and more than a little bit boring over the course of its two hours.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out Chicago
April 19, 2013
Once the shock of seeing a Sonic Drive-In in a Malick film wears off, the movie leaves little to ponder beyond the sketchily drawn romance drama at its core.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Michael Posner
Globe and Mail
April 19, 2013
Chary of exposition, meagre of plot, derisory of dialogue, indifferent to comprehension, it's a project that veers perilously close to self-parody.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
April 19, 2013
Mostly, it's solemn intonations of bad poetry over open-field twirling scenes and long serious looks of love, tenderness and cosmic understanding.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Katherine Monk
Canada.com
April 18, 2013
This latest Terrence Malick piece will make you wonder about a lot of things as your mind wanders through the nooks and crannies of his spinning labyrinth of textures and fragmented narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
April 18, 2013
Some filmmakers put feelings into words; Malick uses smoke signals and semaphore to express things felt but unspoken. How you interpret them is up to you.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
April 18, 2013
Banal ideas presented as deep thoughts and bandied about in a self-consciously poetic style.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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John Anderson
Newsday
April 18, 2013
"To the Wonder" is a trailer for itself, although it could be mistaken for a high-end perfume commercial ...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
April 18, 2013
To The Wonder is a meditation on love -- physical, spiritual, emotional -- and regret, and the story seems to belong to the past and to sorrow.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
April 18, 2013
There's a little too much wonder and not quite enough story in this middling effort from Terrence Malick.
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Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
April 18, 2013
Does it deserve to be seen? Absolutely. Just be aware of what you're getting into.
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
April 18, 2013
"To the Wonder" finds Malick pursuing a form of visual storytelling that is closer to chamber music, or symphonic rapture, than conventional film narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
April 18, 2013
To the Wonder suggests the creep of doubt and possibly even despair into Malick's cosmic questing. This may not be as profound as he intends - to be human is to forever question - but it makes for stimulating viewing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Matt Pais
RedEye
April 18, 2013
'Ever notice how guys are always walking around with their hands in their pockets, saying and expressing nothing? And women are always twirling and letting their emotions get the best of them?'
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
April 17, 2013
Must all our choices be connected to a larger cosmic ideal? Is every leaf on Earth so gloriously sun-dappled? There is a point where profundity can cross into parody and To the Wonder skates awfully close to that line.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
April 17, 2013
an experiment in fragmented, impressionistic storytelling that keeps its characters just a bit too far out of reach, their symbolic qualities trumping their flesh-and-blood passions
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
April 16, 2013
It's a movie to be purely explored, felt and intuited. "To the Wonder" is an example of filmmaking of the highest degree, placing Malick alongside Bresson, Kubrick and Antonioni.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
April 16, 2013
Beautifully filmed romance chooses style over substance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
April 16, 2013
If it were anyone else rather than Malick we would forget to care.
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