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Phoebe in Wonderland Reviews

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Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
July 19, 2015
Elle Fanning is vivid in her conveyance of the hurt, anger and loneliness of being different.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
December 12, 2009
An interesting look at a little girl's struggle to control her disease.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Michael Dequina
September 7, 2009
The whimsical and outlandish flights of fantasy are what initially grab the attention, but the greatest virtues are the authentic performances by the cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Chris Cabin
July 16, 2009
Believable and engaging, Fanning nearly renders the ensuing bore watchable
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
June 25, 2009
An off-putting, misguided disease-of-the-week picture that tries to disguise itself as something else before finally coming clean.
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
April 24, 2009
[The movie] resists being pigeonholed or easily labeled -- because, like Phoebe herself, the movie is brilliant and a little strange and wonderfully unique.
| Original Score: 4/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
April 17, 2009
Ultimately, watching the film becomes a frustrating and annoying experience.
| Original Score: 2/4
Jeanne Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
March 10, 2009
Movies featuring exceptional young actresses have always been near and dear to my heart. Elizabeth Taylor, Tatum O'Neal, Anna Paquin ------ to mention a few ----- are particular favorites of mine. Now I must add Elle Fanning to that list.
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David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
March 10, 2009
"Phoebe in Wonderland" gradually morphs into a psychological drama of deep intensity, with an astounding performance by Fanning.
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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies
March 9, 2009
It needs the power of imagination to be done effectively and I just didn't think it was here.
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Ben Lyons
At the Movies
March 9, 2009
I thought this was delightful, a little depressing at times but with three stellar performances from Fanning, Huffman, and Patricia Clarkson.
Beverly Berning
March 9, 2009
Elle Fanning, the ten-year-old sister of Dakota, can act like nobody's business, and it is her remarkable ability that carries an otherwise artistic mess of a movie.
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
March 9, 2009
There's a lot more perspiration than inspiration.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Kam Williams
March 9, 2009
It's 'Fanning'tastic!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly
March 9, 2009
Though Phoebe is nearly too dark for children and nearly too simple for adults, it succeeds as a swirling reminder of what it felt like to get lost in imagination
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
March 8, 2009
Phoebe in Wonderland has strong, well-nuanced performances and occasionally moving scenes, but often feels pretentious, uneven and slightly vapid.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.75/10
Nora Lee Mandel
March 8, 2009
Despite slow pacing and stretches of clunky dialogue, it is visually imaginative, frank and sensitive as it avoids being another tearjerker about children who are different.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Dustin Putman
March 6, 2009
A small movie in size, but large in heart and enthusiasm. Global warming be damned, Elle Fanning's smile alone could melt the polar ice caps.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Adam Keleman
Slant Magazine
March 6, 2009
The taxing whimsy of Phoebe in Wonderland proves more grating than poignantly escapist.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sean Gandert
Paste Magazine
March 6, 2009
Visuals aside, what drags Phoebe in Wonderland along is Fanning's performance, but the rest of the film never rises up to the level of her simple moments counting steps or explaining that she has to wash her hands a certain number of times.
Full Review | Original Score: 60/100
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