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To The Wonder Reviews

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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
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
June 30, 2013
Terrence Malick's vague, sweeping ode to love lost and found is anything but wondrous.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
June 29, 2013
There is some glorious imagery in Terrence Malik's elusive and poetic film about love, but this internal observation is far too obtuse and self-indulgent to satisfy even the most romantic
June 23, 2013
If you give yourself up to it, you'll be carried along-not knowing where you're going, and never really minding much either.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 13, 2013
What is most affecting is Malick's intent. He plainly devised the story to give him a series of panels for the expression of feeling.
June 12, 2013
Its ambitions might be slight, but its impact is more than slightly powerful.
June 11, 2013
Dialogue is reduced to impressionistic snatches and self-consciously poetic voice-over; the impressive cast have nothing much to do but exchange meaningful looks through windblown hair.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 10, 2013
To the Wonder is built from shattered hearts, broken relationships and unanswered prayers, all better long since forgotten rather than pondered on film, yet again...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 3, 2013
Terrence Malick is to light as Orson Welles was to shadow: the master.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 3, 2013
The movie plays like an undercooked pie that hasn't had enough time to cool and settle.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 27, 2013
Indisputably comes off as a minor work on the heels of Malick's The Tree of Life but still holds enough of interest for the initiated.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 27, 2013
Malick succeeds in creating his a separate reality, one drenched with longing and fear.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 26, 2013
Essentially it's an agglomeration of Malick's worst stylistic annoyances.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
April 26, 2013
Trying to hold onto any part of it is like trying to catch meringue in a baseball glove.
Read More | Original Score: C-
April 26, 2013
Fragmentary to the point of being formless and devoid of any motivation or momentum, it's the first of Malick's works to feel more like a sketchbook than a film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
April 26, 2013
It looks great, the sound is interesting, the actors are doing what they are asked to do, but it didn't hit me the way The Tree of Life did. For fans only.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
April 25, 2013
Any half-serious filmgoers need to see "To the Wonder" for themselves; it remains the product of a fascinating mind.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
April 25, 2013
A thing of great beauty, but not much more.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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