Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007)

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Critic 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.


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.

Rating: G
Genre: Drama, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Zach Helm
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 4, 2008
Box Office: $31.9M
Runtime:
20th Century Fox - Official Site

Cast


as Mr. Magorium

as Molly Mahoney

as Henry Weston

as Eric Applebaum

as Bellini

as Jessica, Who Got a C...

as Sammi Ashaur

as Brenda, Who Wants a ...

as Dave Wolf, Who's an ...

as Kermit the Frog

as Andy, the Boy Who Li...

as Lora, Who Wants a Fi...

as Jordan, Who Said Hi

as Cassie, the Girl Cha...

as Derek, Who Opened th...

as Jason, Who's a Littl...

as Jimmy, Who Captures ...

as Ellie Applebaum, the...

as Ari, Who Wants a Boo...

as Mark, Who Fingerpain...

as Brett, the Yo-Yo Guy

as Angie, Who Nearly Wa...

as Larry, Who Held On F...

as David, Who Also Held...

as Gia, With a Squid On...

as Eddie, the Dentist

as Dr. Dunn, Who Gives ...

as Wyatt, Who Sells Hot...

as Tim, the Hot Dog Man...

as Mrs. Goodman, Who W...

as Tom, the Realtor

as Jack, Who Thinks It'...

as Milo, Who's Not Bad
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Critic Reviews for Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium

All Critics (127) | Top Critics (33)

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

Full Review… | December 13, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium has been aggressively geared towards small children to an extent that's often nothing short of exasperating...

Full Review… | September 30, 2013
Reel Film Reviews

The wonderful fantasy elements Zach Helm was trying to tap into do not translate over to this particular toy store.

Full Review… | June 17, 2009
Apollo Guide

The film may occasionally strain too hard for magical whimsy, but there's no disputing its sweetness or poignancy.

Full Review… | July 23, 2008
Screendaily

For all its computer-generated effects and colorful sight gags, Magorium is a dreadfully prosaic movie, lacking charm and grace.

Full Review… | July 12, 2008
ESplatter

A weak whimsical story with a good heart.

Full Review… | July 6, 2008
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Audience Reviews for Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium

½

This cute little fairy tale about an ancient but quirky toy store owner with odd powers taking the matters of heritage for his store in his own hands is a deeply naive film. If you accept that or if you're young enough not to notice it between all those multi-colored toys, hugging monkeys and rockets, this is quite a charming and sweet film. Some parts feel a bit arbitrary and forced but there is no being mad at Dustin Hoffman when he does his little boy smile or when Natalie Portman finally finds her career of choice thanks to banker Jason Bateman. Kids should most certainly have fun with this, but even adults who still know about the feeling of wonder upon entering a toy store should have enjoyable 90 minutes with this little film.

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Jens S.

Super Reviewer

½

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.

DreamExtractor
Jim Careter

Super Reviewer

a movie that is like the toy shop version of "Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory" and the movie was good and i appreciate its kiddy feel to it

michael e.
Michael Edwards

Super Reviewer

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