Wilson Reviews

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September 12, 2017
While the story takes him to some dark places, Clowes and director Craig Johnson (The Skeleton Twins) keep the film from becoming too grim.
June 9, 2017
It struggles to fill the big screen, either emotionally or visually, and after a while Harrelson's say-it-as-it-is persona becomes irritating.
June 5, 2017
A charming performance from Harrelson keeps the disparate elements nicely congealed.
June 5, 2017
The film's bouts of slapstick and sentiment sit slightly oddly with its downbeat tone, but Harrelson is consistently funny.
May 24, 2017
[Wilson has] many funny lines and a cast full of first-rate character actors such as Margo Martindale and Judy Greer.
March 24, 2017
A few good cameos from David Warshofsky, as a prickly old friend of Wilson's, and Margo Martindale, as a date gone wrong, grace the torpid landscape. But it should all be sharper and funnier than it is.
March 13, 2019
Great performances by Laura Dern and Woody Harrelson make it a heart-warming experience.
March 2, 2019
Wilson has been a long time coming yet sadly it's a disappointment.
December 20, 2018
There's a certain brand of strange to this story and film, but it's well done and oddly touching.
December 12, 2018
Director Craig Johnson and screenwriter Daniel Clowes get so caught up in the quirks of their lead character that they forget to build the film around the central character.
October 31, 2018
Much likes its eponymous character, Wilson isn't out to please everybody and is willing to push that just a little bit further and further in unexpected directions as it goes.
October 24, 2018
Wilson ends up being more enjoyable than you might have expected.
August 30, 2018
With an annoyingly unlikable central character and middle of the road humor throughout, "Wilson" is an irritating comedy that is nowhere near as funny as the source material.
August 29, 2018
It's hard not to think that [Daniel Clowes] holds his creations, and the whole human race, in smug contempt, but Harrelson brings a blankly sad two-dimensional character to fully fleshed-out life.
August 21, 2018
Lacking in story and stakes, Wilson doesn't leave much of an impression beyond Harrelson's charismatic grousing. It's got plenty of heart but no soul.
August 14, 2018
Wilson ultimately feels incomplete and lacks fluidity. It misfires and derails without really getting to any particular point and loses a lot of momentum because of it.
January 29, 2018
Ultimate misfire though it may be, at least it's an artistically ambitious one, almost deserving of another half-star rating. Almost ...
December 28, 2017
Weak plotting leaves Wilson's Woody Harrelson and ace supporting cast stuck in neutral.
December 19, 2017
... Harrelson and Dern, even when portraying total screw-ups, are such winning actors they bring a fair amount of effervescence to the work.
October 29, 2017
Carried along by a brilliant performance by Woody Harrelson, "Wilson" is based on the very dark graphic novel by Daniel Clowes.
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