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Alice (2008)

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Director Nick Willing puts a new twist on Lewis Carroll's classic tale in this fantasy mini-series depicting Alice as a 21 year old women who ventures into Wonderland in search of a lost love. Almost immediately after presenting Alice (Catarina Scorsone) with an ornate family ring, handsome Jack Chase (Philip Winchester) is abducted by a pair of hulking brutes. Approached by a well-dressed man named White Rabbit (Alan Gray) who claims to know Jack's whereabouts, Alice follows the bearded stranger into a mirror and finds herself in a surreal new world of fantasy and wonder. When the Queen of Hearts (Kathy Bates) discovers her son bestowed a virtual stranger the ring that gives its owner power over the looking glass, it's up to Alice to determine what she should do with it. Harry Dean Stanton, Tim Curry, Matt Frewer, and Colm Meany co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Cast

Caterina Scorsone
as Alice Hamilton
Kathy Bates
as Queen of Hearts
Allan Gray
as White Rabbit
Colm Meaney
as King of Hearts
Matt Frewer
as White Knight
Geoff Redknap
as Mad March
Zak Santiago
as 10 of Clubs
Harry Dean Stanton
as Caterpillar
Timothy Webber
as Carpenter
Alex Diakun
as Ratcatcher
Eugene Lipinski
as Doctors Dee and Dum
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Critic Reviews for Alice

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (7)

Caterina Scorsone plays Alice with a nice balance of determination, skepticism, and open-mindedness.

March 8, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Chicago Sun-Times
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In pursuit of political correctness we get an Alice who beats up a knife-toting pirate after first warning him, "Don't even think about it, buddy!"

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Washington Post
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You're left with a woman whose main quest is unsuccessful, and a movie that's glum, long and devoid of any sense of wonder.

March 8, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
USA Today
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Once the situation is explained and we have met most of the major characters, the story becomes increasingly engaging.

March 8, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
New York Daily News
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If there's one thing you can count on SyFy for, it's cheesy made-for-TV movies and miniseries events that try to hide that cheese under several layers of affected darkness.

March 8, 2013 | Rating: D | Full Review…
AV Club
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Despite these diversions and whiz-bang special effects, the movie drags at times.

March 8, 2013 | Full Review…
Wall Street Journal
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