Malice in Wonderland


Malice in Wonderland

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American law student Alice (Maggie Grace) is studying in London when she's run down by a black cab and transported to a strange and shady underworld. With time-obsessed cabbie Whitey (Danny Dyer) to help her navigate this sordid new reality, Alice soon realizes that her only hope for getting back home is to fight her way through the pimps, gangsters, and violent drug dealers who are tracking her every move. Can Alice turn the tables on her pursuers long enough to make a clean getaway, or is she doomed to spend all eternity on the run from the tyrannical crime kingpin who controls the entire city? Malice in Wonderland presents a dark and twisted take on author Lewis Carroll's timeless children's tale. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi


Critic Reviews for Malice in Wonderland

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (1) | Rotten (9)

  • Quite apart from the fact that it mistakes sexism and homophobia for sardonic liberal rib-tickling, even at 80 minutes, the film feels like a brash, crass and boneheaded music promo that's been stretched to breaking point.

    Feb 5, 2010 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

    David Jenkins

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • Despite a certain visual flair, Malice in Wonderland just isn't very good. The screenplay is the main problem - it's just too flat and unimaginative to justify the larger-than- life cartoon characters that populate the movie.

    Feb 5, 2010 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

    Wendy Ide

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • Dyer has some funny lines, and he makes the most of them, proving that he is actually a good performer, all too often marooned in endless geezer knees-ups. But otherwise it's a bit pointless and heavy-handed.

    Feb 5, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • While you might expect a cheap quickie designed to cash in on the Tim Burton feature ... Malice in Wonderland is actually an honest and at times intriguing updating of the classic set in modern times, in the cockney underworld of South London.

    May 15, 2010 | Rating: 83/100 | Full Review…
  • Genuinely original interpretation of the Brit gangster and Lewis Carroll's surreal tale.

    Feb 5, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Malice In Wonderland does little to remind you of the performances that once had critics and even the late great Harold Pinter crowing about his talent as [Dyer] started out on the West End stage.

    Feb 5, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Malice in Wonderland

  • Jul 10, 2011
    A dark twist of a classic tale! Amnesiac Alice (Maggie Grace) runs down a London underpass and hooks up with Whitey (Danny Dyer), a cab driver who worries he's always late. Fleeing through a tilted, neon-lit cityscape, they encounter bizarre, dangerous characters. This urban spin on Lewis Carroll has clever reinterpretations (the Cheshire Cat is a mysterious DJ, and Tweedledum and Tweedledee are obnoxious club doormen), and guest turns from the likes of Nathaniel Parker combine Britpic gangland eccentricity with Adam West Batman villainy. Grace is a bit vapid as pill-popping, whiny Alice, and Dyer's twitchiness is overdone, but <i>Malice</i> is lively, inventive and has a unique look.
    Dean M Super Reviewer
  • Nov 18, 2010
    alice in wonderland gets the london gangster danny dyer treatment, here hes a cabbie, guiding a american lost for the night, played by lost star maggie grace, it comes across well at times with a entertaining score notching it up a bit, as ever dyer adds a lot to his cocky geezer persona, and grace interesting as well,
    scott g Super Reviewer
  • Aug 10, 2010
    Intriging but trying a bit too hard to be clever..
    Lesley N Super Reviewer
  • May 31, 2010
    Alice loses her memory and enters a psychedelic Wonderland of quirky lowlife London gangsters. The quirky gangsters have a definite Guy Ritchie feel to them, but the clever, wordplay laden script is the main star; check out the unexpected way Alice steals the tarts
    Greg S Super Reviewer

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