Opening

46% Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Aug 22
46% If I Stay Aug 22
—— When The Game Stands Tall Aug 22
7% Are You Here Aug 22
97% Love Is Strange Aug 22

Top Box Office

21% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $28.5M
92% Guardians of the Galaxy $25.1M
14% Let's Be Cops $17.8M
35% The Expendables 3 $15.9M
31% The Giver $12.3M
21% Into The Storm $7.9M
66% The Hundred-Foot Journey $7.2M
64% Lucy $5.5M
41% Step Up: All In $2.7M
62% Hercules $2.1M

Coming Soon

0% The November Man Aug 27
98% Starred Up Aug 27
—— As Above/So Below Aug 29
85% The Congress Aug 29
—— The Calling Aug 29

New Episodes Tonight

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91% The Divide: Season 1
83% Extant: Season 1
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—— Hot in Cleveland: Season 5
57% Legends: Season 1
—— Motive: Season 2
69% Mystery Girls: Season 1
100% Suits: Season 4
38% Taxi Brooklyn: Season 1
43% Young & Hungry: Season 1

Discuss Last Night's Shows

—— Covert Affairs: Season 5
88% Finding Carter: Season 1
67% Matador: Season 1
—— Perception: Season 3
—— Pretty Little Liars: Season 5
—— Rizzoli & Isles: Season 5
—— Royal Pains: Season 5
—— Sullivan & Son: Season 3
57% Tyrant: Season 1

Certified Fresh TV

86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
83% Extant: Season 1
88% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
86% The Knick: Season 1
89% Manhattan: Season 1
97% Masters of Sex: Season 2
73% Murder in the First: Season 1
89% Outlander: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
87% The Strain: Season 1
82% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Reviews

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Sean Axmaker
GreenCine

It's Gene Wilder, at the top of his form, who makes this uneasy amalgam work, but [Mel] Stuart must surely deserve some of the credit...

Full Review Source: GreenCine

May 4, 2012
R. L. Shaffer
IGN DVD

A polarizing, but classic piece of children's entertainment filled with whimsy, horror, comedy and imagination.

Full Review Source: IGN DVD | Original Score: 9/10

January 29, 2012
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

When the movie does actually reach the factory, and Gene Wilder takes the stage, the movie is saved.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

October 21, 2011
Sean Axmaker
MSN.com

... that rare breed: an imaginative live-action kid's film that engages and delights adults.

Full Review Source: MSN.com

October 19, 2011
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Starring Gene Wilder, this offbeat comedy-fantasy for children has achieved a status in pop culture

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: B+

July 25, 2011
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

This is Gene Wilder's legacy. He was perfect for the role, and it was his mixture of childlike wonder and bitter, deserved vengeance that made the character so compelling.

Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Original Score: 5/5

June 26, 2011
Ed Grant
Common Sense Media

Pure, sweet imagination for both kids and adults.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 5/5

January 1, 2011
Steve Biodrowski
ESplatter

It's all wonderfully colorful and imaginative, and filled with a multitude of references and jokes that will be understood only by adults.

Full Review Source: ESplatter

July 22, 2008
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...filled with good humor, good acting, and good songs...and it's just off kilter enough to keep everyone's attention.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 8/10

October 14, 2006

Time Out
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Great fun, with Wilder for once giving an impeccably controlled performance as the factory's bizarre owner.

Full Review Source: Time Out

January 26, 2006
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Ainda que um ou outro número musical comprometa o ritmo, o clima de fantasia e a atuação calorosa de Wilder conquistam o espectador.

| Original Score: 5/5

July 20, 2005
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

The movie bursts with creativity, deep thought and comedy.

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 4/4

July 1, 2005
Derek Smith
Apollo Guide

| Original Score: 4/5

May 11, 2005
Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com

Probably Gene Wilder's finest, most manic hour.

| Original Score: 4/5

February 4, 2005
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)

| Original Score: 3/5

January 24, 2005
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

| Original Score: 4/5

October 8, 2004
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World

Weird and wonderful

| Original Score: 5/5

July 23, 2004
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

| Original Score: 3/5

March 19, 2004
Brian J. Arthurs
Beach Reporter (Southern California)

| Original Score: 4/5

December 18, 2003
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

| Original Score: 5/5

November 7, 2003

Slant Magazine
November 6, 2009

Variety
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August 14, 2008
Leonard Maltin
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July 15, 2005
Howard Thompson
New York Times
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May 10, 2005
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
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