Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium

2007

Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium

Critics Consensus

Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium's title is much more fun that the film itself, as the colorful visuals and talented players can't make up for a bland story.

38%

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Total Count: 124

55%

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User Ratings: 328,513
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Movie Info

Set in a magical toy shop which affords adults the opportunity to retain a child's sense of magic and wonder in their lives, a clerk must decide whether she wants to run the store after its current owner Mr. Magorium passes away.

Cast

Dustin Hoffman
as Mr. Magorium
Natalie Portman
as Molly Mahoney
Jason Bateman
as Henry Weston
Zach Mills
as Eric Applebaum
Ted Ludzik
as Bellini
Taryn Turney
as Sammi Ashaur
Madalena Brancatella
as Jessica, Who Got a Cowboy Hat
Paula Boudreau
as Brenda, Who Wants a Mobile
Mike Realba
as Dave Wolf, Who's an Enginer
Steve Whitmire
as Kermit the Frog
Liam Powley-Webster
as Andy, the Boy Who Likes to Colour
Marcia Bennett
as Lora, Who Wants a Fire Engine
Oliver Masuda
as Jordan, Who Said Hi
Samantha Harvey
as Cassie, the Girl Chased By a Goose
Jesse Bostick
as Derek, Who Opened the Door
Isaac Durnford
as Jason, Who's a Little Too Curious
Daniel Gordon
as Jimmy, Who Captures a Ball
Rebecca Northan
as Ellie Applebaum, the Mom
Dash Grundy
as Ari, Who Wants a Book
Dylan Authors
as Mark, Who Fingerpaints
Aidan Koper
as Brett, the Yo-Yo Guy
Lin Lin Feng
as Angie, Who Nearly Was Hit By a Blimp
He Wen
as Larry, Who Held On For Dear Life
Gan Zhen
as David, Who Also Held On For Dear Life
Quancetia Hamilton
as Gia, With a Squid On Her Head
Matt Baram
as Eddie, the Dentist
Jonathan Potts
as Dr. Dunn, Who Gives People Sedatives
Matthew Peart
as Wyatt, Who Sells Hot Dogs
David Rendall
as Tim, the Hot Dog Manager
Kiele Sanchez
as Mrs. Goodman, Who Wants the Store
Michael Costa-Parke
as Jack, Who Thinks It's Magic
Milo Gladstein
as Milo, Who's Not Bad
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Critic Reviews for Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium

All Critics (124) | Top Critics (34) | Fresh (47) | Rotten (77)

  • You'd have to be a Scrooge to take against this, though it could use a little more Roald Dahl-ish bite, and a little less of the Hoffman twinkle. Needless to say, it all ends happily.

    Dec 14, 2007 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Xan Brooks

    Guardian
    Top Critic
  • This is a lovely story for children under 14. Jason Bateman is the horrified and expensive plod who has to wind up Hoffman's wild accounts. Portman is wonderful as the daffy heroine who needs to grow up and perhaps fall in love.

    Dec 14, 2007 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • No doubt intended to be a Christmas blockbuster - this pretty looking film is ultimately all wrapping, with nothing much to find inside.

    Dec 13, 2007 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Kate Lloyd

    BBC.com
    Top Critic
  • Let's not be too Scrooge-like; there are pockets of charm, and some of the effects are quite good.

    Dec 13, 2007 | Rating: 2/6 | Full Review…

    Derek Adams

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • It's so intent on being whimsical, so aware of its own whimsicality, that it ends up being not very whimsical at all.

    Nov 19, 2007
  • Helm gets huge bonus points for noticing everything that's annoying about modern children's films and including none of those things in his movie.

    Nov 16, 2007 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium

  • Dec 24, 2011
    The truth .... I found it interesting at times, see and think about some things about this movie is good ... but the film does not convince, it's boring, childish acceptable performances but collapses at the end.
    Rodrigo R Super Reviewer
  • Dec 02, 2011
    Mr. Magoriums Crappy Emporium. This film was boring, and its exsistence is only for kids to come because of a magical toy store, woopdy freakin doo kids, have a magical time at this crap.
    Bradley W Super Reviewer
  • Aug 17, 2011
    Mr. Magoriums Crappy Emporium. This film was boring, and its exsistence is only for kids to come because of a magical toy store, woopdy freakin doo kids, have a magical time at this crap.
    Jim C Super Reviewer
  • Jul 17, 2011
    joyful and fun looking family film with things that'll satisfy kids and has some unexpected fun for parents too. B
    Juan C Super Reviewer

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