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To The Wonder Reviews

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Greg Evans
Bloomberg News
April 12, 2013
All things most certainly do not work together for the good.
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+
David Baldwin
We Got This Covered
September 15, 2012
To the Wonder is visually deep and beautiful, but the characters and story are complete non-factors for the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Matt Donato
We Got This Covered
April 9, 2013
All of the prettiest pictures of mother nature couldn't save To The Wonder from being a lifeless, overly-poetic bore that fails to keep a consistently flowing story intact.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Jeff Beck
April 15, 2013
There are ideas that are trying to come out in this film, but as to how successful Malick is in conveying those ideas on screen is where the film loses a lot of its effect.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sam Fragoso
Fan The Fire
September 18, 2012
Malick has the unnatural talent to evolve a simplistic and adolescent game of hide and go seek into a profound and existential search into the character's hearts and minds.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
April 11, 2013
Malick's profound message permeating throughout: Living in Oklahoma blows.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Chris Stuckmann
September 17, 2012
To the Wonder plays like a nature documentary featuring famous actors who wander into the shot from time to time.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Ian Gilchrist
September 23, 2012
The interaction between the leads is about as enticing as watching paint dry!
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Chris Sawin
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
Donald Clarke
Irish Times
February 22, 2013
At times, the new film plays like a Wayans brothers parody of a late Malick picture: Sleepy Movie, Floaty Movie, Preachy Movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jonah Flicker
Paste Magazine
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
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
Siobhan Synnot
February 25, 2013
Will Malick ever tire of his soulful child-women? How long can you linger on feet bouncing off sea-soaked mudflats before it becomes a poetic indulgence?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
February 22, 2013
Some viewers will find this deep and meaningful; others will leave scratching their heads.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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James Berardinelli
April 14, 2013
There are moments of pure poetry in the movie but the production as a whole seems overlong and repetitive and takes a detour or two that distract from the aching beauty of the central story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
April 12, 2013
There's little doubt this film will deepen, open up with a second viewing. But to what end?
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
April 11, 2013
The film breaks faith with its audience by asking us to care about two profoundly antipathetic characters spouting pseudo-poetic banalities.
Drew McWeeny
April 11, 2013
Maybe I've been hanging out with the wrong women my whole life, but I don't know anyone who spins this much. Instructors in spin classes don't spin this much.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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