Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium Reviews

December 13, 2007
Let's not be too Scrooge-like; there are pockets of charm, and some of the effects are quite good.
November 19, 2007
It's so intent on being whimsical, so aware of its own whimsicality, that it ends up being not very whimsical at all.
November 16, 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.
November 16, 2007
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium is what happens when too many sappy sweet instincts chase too few original ideas.
November 16, 2007
In a season filled with depressing movies for adults, someone's finally thought to give equal time to the kids.
November 16, 2007
As long as Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium sticks to magic, it is pretty engaging, but the lives on display are less than mesmerizing.
November 16, 2007
If the concept of Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium is ingenious, its execution is erratic.
November 16, 2007
There isn't anything terribly exciting or original on offer... but there's nothing offensive either.
November 16, 2007
Never promise wonder when all you've got is manufactured whimsy.
November 16, 2007
While endearingly heartfelt and G-rated to boot, its storytelling suffers from a lack of locomotive force and characters that feel disappointingly two-dimensional.