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Matilda Reviews

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March 5, 2017
A dark but daring adaptation of Roald Dahl's greatest novel. The perfect ratio of humour to heartwarm.
March 5, 2017
this is a very good film
February 27, 2017
One of my favorite children's book.
February 11, 2017
Heart-warming and humourous, but light on the substance. Having only recently seen the musical before viewing the movie (or even reading the original, which I still haven't done), I can see where each of the performed versions has strengths and weaknesses - the musical has some leaps in the plot where the movie spells them out better (such as the musical's more sudden revelation of the eponymous lead's powers of telekinesis), but the musical delves into its relationships with more ease (possibly because of the presence of songs to investigate heightened emotion more). In both cases the body-shaming of Trunchbull (and to a lesser extent Bogtrotter) didn't sit well with me in a more modern context, but there are still moments of great humour to be found in the whole text. Wilson has the right amount of gumption and smarts to hold the title role, and Davidtz's Honey is sweet and articulate in support of Matilda's genius. Ferris, DeVito, and Perlman are perfectly hateable in their roles too.
½ February 5, 2017
Ending gets me every time ??
½ February 2, 2017
It's good movie to watch
January 29, 2017
Great film. Seen so many times I love it so much heart
½ December 31, 2016
Mesmerizing, fun and sweet from beginning to end. As a kid I loved this film and after re watching it recently I have a new found appreciation for this film and would recommend it to kids and adults alike for all to enjoy.
November 27, 2016
Great movie for all families!
November 25, 2016
A pure classic! Definitely a must-watch movie.
½ November 23, 2016
This was cute. I'm not a fan of pranks, but that's my main quibble with the movie. They played down her magical powers and played up the family dynamics. It was funny watching it after debating the phrase "she always has her nose stuck in a book"
October 29, 2016
I love this movie! She is so smart for a 6 year old! Wish I could've been like her!
½ October 7, 2016
A little bit quirky, but generally humorous with good acting
September 30, 2016
One of the only times where I can honestly say I liked the movie better than the book.
September 11, 2016
Disgusting looking, awfully unfunny, poorly shot mess. I had no intention of seeing Matilda, even if I did like the novel, but I wasn't expecting it to be this cringe-worthy... god this is cringe-worthy disaster of a family film with really unlikable characters. This is a reminder of why Gremlins and The Goonies were so good, they had realistic characters, interesting plots and most of all, laughs. This film has none of those. This is like a 90s Cat In The Hat (film). Please skip it. Out.
½ August 27, 2016
"My mommy thinks they're sweet."
"Well your mommy...IS A TWIT!"
Childhood classic.
½ August 21, 2016
"Matilda" is based on the book by Roald Dahl while the movie itself tends to stray from the book it manages to capture the spirit of it.
½ August 16, 2016
Matilda is a heartwarming experience with great performances that were believable at the time.
½ August 15, 2016
"Matilda" is an energetic, fun, and stylishly directed film that can engage viewers of all ages.
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