Matilda Reviews

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David N. Butterworth
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
The adult performers fare considerably better than the young lead in this faithful adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Scott Weinberg
DVDTalk.com
May 21, 2005
Not awful and certainly not great, Matilda is a strange little flick, but that's not to say your 9-year-old daughter won't get a solid kick out of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
February 27, 2003
Slick kids movie that preserves Roald Dahl's gleeful nastiness.
| Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
October 11, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 3/4
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
September 2, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
January 1, 2000
With her sweet-sad face, Mara Wilson is a perfect Matilda.
| Original Score: 3/4
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
February 8, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
August 1, 2002
Dark, beautiful adaptation of Roald Dahl story is uncompromising, entertaining and moving.
| Original Score: 5/5
M. Faust
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
Offbeat fantasy gem, but too dark for young kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
October 29, 2004
DeVito gleefully preserves Dahl's dark comic tone, which should delight both kids and parents.
| Original Score: 4/5
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 16, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Hollis Chacona
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Scott Renshaw
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
August 3, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
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January 1, 2000
Bob Thompson
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
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Charles Taylor
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Barbara Shulgasser
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
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Variety
December 1, 2008
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