Wonder Reviews

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March 6, 2019
In the end, the film was just too vanilla with a plucky kid that was more self-absorbed than wonderful.
October 28, 2018
Stephen Chbosky's adaptation of R.J. Palacio's children's novel will likely provide all the desired biological responses that you're looking for without any pesky intellectual concerns.
October 4, 2018
Wonder is nothing like the emotionally manipulative train wreck I was expecting, but for all the charm the film possesses, it can't help but feel formulaic - a tearjerker it's impossible to cry at due to how well worn the cliches it presents are.
August 21, 2018
I suppose everyone is in the mood for a feel good movie with an anti-bully message right about now, but this saccharine after-school-special quality film doesn't do the subject or the genre justice.
January 17, 2018
Stephen Chbosky's Wonder delivers a clear, positive message with the best of the intentions. I wish I could say there's nothing wrong with it, but the truth is that this tearful family drama grows too condescending after a promising start.
December 22, 2017
Wonder is a well-crafted, well-intentioned movie. But it also downplays some important economic, emotional, medical, and psychological realities...it missed a chance to better represent the experiences of children who are already so widely misunderstood.
December 18, 2017
Wonder... tramples the "feel good movie" to the ground to an excessive and indulgent point. [Full review in Spanish]
December 14, 2017
Wonder might tell its audience to trust, care and be kind to each other, but it'd help if it trusted them to embrace it's own core messages without quite so much poking and prodding.
December 4, 2017
[Wonder] is another novelty Hollywood genre [film] of overcoming physical handicaps. [Full Review in Spanish]
December 3, 2017
It's kind, but it doesn't feel quite right.
December 1, 2017
Wonder has a good idea at its core and that is all it has.
December 1, 2017
No doubt the filmmakers will be hoping anyone who sees this heart-tugger about a facially deformed kid will [embrace] the many positive messages it espouses rather than focusing on the many broadly manipulative ways it tries to extract tears from you.
November 29, 2017
It's based on a novel by R.J. Palacio. Don't buy it for me, please, for Christmas.
November 27, 2017
Wonder is, in almost every conceivable way, a disaster. It's jumbled, unfocused, poorly acted, and undeservedly sappy.
November 27, 2017
Wonder's rose-tinted version of the world ... ultimately paints a naive world view in danger of doing more harm than good to anyone who suffers the misfortune of watching it.
November 22, 2017
Watching Wonder, I felt as though someone had set off a sap bomb.
November 18, 2017
By lacking subtlety and tugging too aggressively at the heartstrings, this well-meaning drama misses an opportunity to be more impactful.
November 17, 2017
For a movie about seeing who a person is beyond their physical appearance, this one's remarkably superficial.
November 17, 2017
The sugar count runs precariously high in Wonder but thanks to its overall emotional sincerity and quirky structure, it's saved from becoming unbearably twee.
November 17, 2017
Owen Wilson cries, but audiences will more likely roll their eyeballs at writer-director Stephen Chbosky's outrageous emotional manipulations.
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