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The Wizard Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
December 8, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
It was only after the three kids arrived safely at the championships that I began to question the ethics of the film, which is, among other things, a thinly disguised commercial for Nintendo video games and the Universal studio tour.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
July 30, 2015
An ad for video games that makes video games look like a peyote hallucination.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Jordan Hiller
Bangitout.com
April 12, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Jesse Hassenger
Filmcritic.com
August 31, 2006
a unique exercise in crappy '80s moviemaking %u2013 which has now become a unique exercise in crappy '80s nostalgia.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
July 29, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
March 4, 2003
This movie sucks so bad, I didn't even like it in the 80s.
| Original Score: 0/5
Top Critic
Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Hollywood hucksters, zap them, have borrowed from Japanese game-pushers in this shameless attempt to sucker America's children.
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
Granted, Nintendo has cornered the video game market, and all the kids in the audience seemed to know each game as it appeared on the screen, but why pander to that Saturday morning commercial television sensibility?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Video-addicted kids may well find this exciting, but for anyone old enough to stay out later than 9 P.M. it's a distinct bore.
| Original Score: 1/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
June 6, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
August 22, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5

TV Guide
March 12, 2010
The runaways' actions provide anything but responsible models for the children who make up the film's target audience, and the likable cast flails against the rampant idiocy and gross commercialism.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
September 15, 2006
I love "The Wizard. It's so bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Clint Morris
Moviehole
July 4, 2005
Lots of fun
| Original Score: 3/5
Joshua Tyler
CinemaBlend.com
September 28, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
June 21, 2013
A solid and entertaining road film that is never cloying or abundantly sweet.
July 14, 2007
one of the best movies about the nintendo entertainment system...
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Brian Gibson
Film School Rejects
October 18, 2008
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