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To The Wonder Reviews

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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
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
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
Will Leitch
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+
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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
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.
Todd Jorgenson
June 12, 2013
Its ambitions might be slight, but its impact is more than slightly powerful.
Keir Roper-Caldbeck
The Skinny
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
Tim Cogshell
Alt Film Guide
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
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
May 3, 2013
Terrence Malick is to light as Orson Welles was to shadow: the master.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
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
Boo Allen
Denton Record-Chronicle
April 27, 2013
Malick succeeds in creating his a separate reality, one drenched with longing and fear.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
April 26, 2013
Essentially it's an agglomeration of Malick's worst stylistic annoyances.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
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-
Jason Anderson
The Grid
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
Alonso Duralde
What the Flick?!
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
Marc Mohan
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-
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
April 25, 2013
A thing of great beauty, but not much more.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Richard Roeper
April 23, 2013
We should not be exiting a Terrence Malick movie with a shrug, but there it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Richard von Busack
April 21, 2013
If you have the ability to ignore Affleck, To the Wonder is a visual stunner, with a surprising transcendental enthusiasm for everything.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
April 19, 2013
Gorgeous cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki almost makes 'To the Wonder' worth seeing. Unfortunately, director/writer Terrence Malick fails to flesh out this drama with a plot we can follow.
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