Dreamland Reviews

December 21, 2020
It's not clear if this wants to be a coming-of-age movie, a love story or a traditional outlaw tale with a twist. Less Dreamland, more snoozefest.
December 19, 2020
Its script fails to engage as much as it should, leaving what could have been a sweeping affair more an average fling that leaves little impression
December 15, 2020
Margot Robbie (the actor) is the best thing in this but I'm not sure it's a project that Margot Robbie (the producer) should have green lit in the first place.
December 14, 2020
The pair's attempted escape to Mexico is a routine tale, and Miles Joris-Peyrafitte's film adds pretentious narration...
December 11, 2020
Eugene and Allison eventually bond, snog and hit the road for a climactic rampage, but it's too little too late in a movie that has countless artful frames and not a moment of authenticity.
December 10, 2020
Overall, Dreamland heavily relies on Robbie to succeed. But despite her efforts, she is unable to save this dull outlaw drama.
December 10, 2020
The film has misunderstood the appeal of its cinematic pedigree by overthinking it, melding Bonnie and Clyde and Badlands into a static blur jammed on pause.
December 10, 2020
Instead [Joris-Peyrafitte] spends so long framing it as the story of a comic-book-reading teenage boy obsessed with his long-absent father that watching it feels like queuing up for a dull theme park ride into the past.
December 5, 2020
The movie sets out to make Robbie a rock star but doesn't give her a tune; it wants to say something about sex and violence but ends up tongue tied.
November 23, 2020
Despite Robbie's considerable efforts, boredom is the chief characteristic of Dreamland.
November 17, 2020
Dreamland feels like another pandemic second-chance film that would never have gotten even this level of attention were it not for studios pushing their higher-profile films into 2021.
November 16, 2020
Even Robbie's complex performance can't hold together Joris-Petrafitte's shaggy, Depression-era drama as it wildly overplays the emotional depth of the time in which events are supposed to take place, feeling overlong and underwhelming as a result.
November 13, 2020
Robbie does her best to keep audiences invested in the characters and the film offers a muted vision of the period and genre, but there simply isn't enough going to keep audiences moving through the molasses-slow narrative pacing and pretentious staging.
November 13, 2020
If nothing else, Dreamland affirms Margot Robbie's abilities both as an actress and as a movie star of the highest order.
November 12, 2020
It's a lot of hooey and might have been at least tolerable if the movie had been rougher, meaner, tighter, and if the filmmakers... had never watched a Terrence Malick movie.
November 12, 2020
Dreamland doesn't quite work, but [Robbie] deserves an A for effort.
November 11, 2020
The new Margot Robbie vehicle "Dreamland" seems to be about legends, the price of escape, maybe unreliable narrators - but ends up not saying much about any of them.
November 8, 2020
The technical achievements can't compensate for Cole's wet-blanket acting, Robbie's odd lack of charisma, and a script uninterested in sustaining viewer attention.
May 19, 2019
There was a wasted potential in the slow burn of these characters and their journey, there lacked a depth in each of these characters, most with basic or lacking a drive strong enough to support many of their actions.
May 3, 2019
Miles Joris-Peyrafitte's ultimately succumbs to melodramatic clichés and simplistic political demagoguery.