Mar 25, 2020
Although the filmmaker often puts specifically Christian imagery into his film, his sensibility turns out to be more Zen: he can find manifestations of glory in both the noblest gesture and the darkest impulse.
Feb 22, 2019
Where The Tree of Life was sanctimonious, To the Wonder is about the failure of sanctimony.
Sep 7, 2017
Though Malick has a knack for enhancing the mood of each scene with stunning visual effects, it's not enough to boost the film.
Jun 21, 2016
In its own way, it's an involving picture, but Malick's form is too frequently working against his content.
Apr 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.
Mar 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.
Jun 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.
Jun 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...
May 3, 2013
The movie plays like an undercooked pie that hasn't had enough time to cool and settle.
Apr 26, 2013
Essentially it's an agglomeration of Malick's worst stylistic annoyances.
Apr 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.
Apr 25, 2013
A thing of great beauty, but not much more.
Apr 23, 2013
We should not be exiting a Terrence Malick movie with a shrug, but there it is.
Apr 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.
Apr 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.
Apr 18, 2013
"To the Wonder" is a trailer for itself, although it could be mistaken for a high-end perfume commercial ...
Apr 18, 2013
There's a little too much wonder and not quite enough story in this middling effort from Terrence Malick.
Apr 18, 2013
Does it deserve to be seen? Absolutely. Just be aware of what you're getting into.
Apr 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.
Apr 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.