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To The Wonder Reviews

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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
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
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.
April 19, 2013
Malick, who is obviously unconcerned with his film's commercial success, continues to work with cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, and together they have grown immensely fond of long, lovely shots of nature.
April 19, 2013
Malick's films are more self-indulgent than other filmmakers. He is enamored with his own camera work, and whether or not his subject matter is germane to the story is largely up to the viewer.
April 19, 2013
While it may be filmed beautifully, To the Wonder doesn't exactly move its gestating 112-minute duration along any faster with everyone on-screen galloping around their front yard or a field full of slow moving bison genitalia.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
April 19, 2013
Frankly, To The Wonder becomes bogged and down and more than a little bit boring over the course of its two hours.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
April 19, 2013
Once the shock of seeing a Sonic Drive-In in a Malick film wears off, the movie leaves little to ponder beyond the sketchily drawn romance drama at its core.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 19, 2013
Chary of exposition, meagre of plot, derisory of dialogue, indifferent to comprehension, it's a project that veers perilously close to self-parody.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 19, 2013
Mostly, it's solemn intonations of bad poetry over open-field twirling scenes and long serious looks of love, tenderness and cosmic understanding.
Full Review | Original Score: D
April 18, 2013
This latest Terrence Malick piece will make you wonder about a lot of things as your mind wanders through the nooks and crannies of his spinning labyrinth of textures and fragmented narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 18, 2013
Some filmmakers put feelings into words; Malick uses smoke signals and semaphore to express things felt but unspoken. How you interpret them is up to you.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 18, 2013
Banal ideas presented as deep thoughts and bandied about in a self-consciously poetic style.
Full Review | Original Score: D
April 18, 2013
"To the Wonder" is a trailer for itself, although it could be mistaken for a high-end perfume commercial ...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 18, 2013
To The Wonder is a meditation on love -- physical, spiritual, emotional -- and regret, and the story seems to belong to the past and to sorrow.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 18, 2013
There's a little too much wonder and not quite enough story in this middling effort from Terrence Malick.
April 18, 2013
Does it deserve to be seen? Absolutely. Just be aware of what you're getting into.
April 18, 2013
"To the Wonder" finds Malick pursuing a form of visual storytelling that is closer to chamber music, or symphonic rapture, than conventional film narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 18, 2013
To the Wonder suggests the creep of doubt and possibly even despair into Malick's cosmic questing. This may not be as profound as he intends - to be human is to forever question - but it makes for stimulating viewing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 18, 2013
'Ever notice how guys are always walking around with their hands in their pockets, saying and expressing nothing? And women are always twirling and letting their emotions get the best of them?'
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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