To The Wonder - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

To The Wonder Reviews

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Jason Bailey
Flavorwire
June 21, 2016
In its own way, it's an involving picture, but Malick's form is too frequently working against his content.
Rachel Bache
New Zealand Herald
May 16, 2016
Moving and thought provoking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
July 15, 2015
Your response to all this depends extremely heavily on how much philosophizing and pretty pictures you're willing to accept in lieu of a story.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jack Giroux
Film School Rejects
August 11, 2014
To the Wonder shouldn't be passed off as "self-parody," but as Malick's self-destructed misfire.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Noah Gittell
The Atlantic
April 16, 2014
Malick is employing his usual style of montage and voice-over narration but in a new, contemporary setting that makes Wonder feel like his most vital work in years.
Ray Pride
Newcity
April 9, 2014
Jane and Neil find themselves brushing against each other in a large field right up next to a herd of brown bison amid rustling grasses, as if grass were ever still when a camera, Malick's camera, is directed its way.
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Michael Sragow
Orange County Register
March 3, 2014
Love is a many-splendored thing, except when it isn't in To the Wonder, a wispy romantic movie about the death of a romance.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Christopher Runyon
Movie Mezzanine
February 20, 2014
Instead of searching through the mysteries of the universe, Terrence Malick cuts open his heart for all to look inside.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Michal Oleszczyk
Movie Mezzanine
February 4, 2014
The bursts of beauty Malick creates have true redemptive power.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 1, 2014
Terrence Malick's films have not been very accessible in the past. If this one is any indication, they are becoming less so. The narrative is thin, slow moving and ambiguous in places. It is moody, sombre and melancholy.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 10, 2013
I think there's something sufficient to love about such a bold film.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Gerald Peary
Arts Fuse
September 16, 2013
To The Wonder - the best American feature by far of 2013: beautiful, compassionate, tragic, transcendent.
Full Review | Original Score: 4 stars
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
September 1, 2013
Mesmo que apresente-se irregular, é suficientemente sensível e revelador para fazer jus à filmografia do diretor.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
August 29, 2013
In its conventionally alienating extremes, this is probably Malick's most pure expression of his uniquely impressionistic, almost extra-sensory cinematic gifts, transporting one to a meditative wavelength of emotional experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 20, 2013
At times the film actually feels like a parody of an arthouse movie rather than a work produced by a director often unjustly described as a cinematic genius.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Eric D. Snider
About.com
July 12, 2013
With its florid narration, non-linear structure, and endless shots of a woman in flowing skirts twirling in fields, on beaches, and in supermarket aisles, it's dangerously close to being a parody of a Malick movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
July 11, 2013
"To the Wonder" is an imperfect film that perhaps reaches too high and too far, but I admire the effort, and am grateful for those moments when Malick does connect, and the film suddenly becomes glorious.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show
July 7, 2013
To the Wonder feels like a caricature coveting Malick's previously towering pieces of visual art. However there's more refined, contemplative poetry in this relative misstep than in a hundred Hollywood studio films.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ed Gibbs
The Sunday Age
June 30, 2013
Terrence Malick's vague, sweeping ode to love lost and found is anything but wondrous.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
June 29, 2013
With its pale colour palette, the film looks like whimsy, but without the humour. The characters move slowly, as if slowed by the weight of their thoughts and emotions. It's as if Malik is showing us what it would be like to be a ghostly observer
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