Reviews

Aug 13, 2019
Wonder is a sentimental family film. While it's not devoid of clichés, these are offset by solid performances and a winsome, uplifting story told with tenderness.
Dec 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.
Dec 4, 2017
I can understand where there is value in showing this film to younger children because the message, albeit sanitized, will resonate.
Dec 3, 2017
It sometimes over-plays its hand but, anchored by a terrific Jacob Tremblay, Wonder is a warm persuasive argument for tolerance.
Dec 3, 2017
It's a little mawkish, but Chbosky, a YA institution himself, has a gift for understanding young people and the nuances of their relationships.
Dec 2, 2017
If in the end the film feels a little too tidy, a little too contrived in the way the plot elements are neatly sewn together, this is perhaps a small price to pay for a film with its heart firmly in the right place.
Dec 1, 2017
Nonetheless, Hollywood rules in the end and it's very much a soft-focus view of a family under stress.
Dec 1, 2017
Director Stephen Chbosky, who previously adapted The Perks of Being a Wallflower (his own novel) for the screen has fashioned a irresistibly warm, unabashedly humanist family picture.
Dec 1, 2017
Stephen Chbosky's Wonder is sharply enough written and performed to overcome its own very schmaltzy premise.
Dec 1, 2017
OK, the script strong-arms us into surrender here and there, but more often it gently takes an elbow ...
Nov 30, 2017
[Julia Roberts] lifts every one of her scenes in Wonder to near-sublime places.
Nov 30, 2017
The chapter shifts between different characters' perspectives give the narrative unexpected universal nuance, making this more than the syrupy medical weepie it might appear.
Nov 29, 2017
It's based on a novel by R.J. Palacio. Don't buy it for me, please, for Christmas.
Nov 29, 2017
Sensitive, and funnier than anticipated.
Nov 20, 2017
Maybe this little movie about a kid with a facial disorder isn't really about a kid with a facial disorder at all, but about whatever you and I choose to see in it. And if that's not art, I don't know what is.
Nov 20, 2017
Bullies and frenemies don't get served so much as given quiet moments to confront their own mistakes.
Nov 19, 2017
Starring a terrific Jacob Tremblay as a bullied boy with facial deformities and Julia Roberts as his mom, this drama based on the R. J. Palacio book that nearly everyone has read and wept over has surprising dimension and delicacy.
Nov 18, 2017
The slogan "choose kind" is not just a tagline; it's a byword for our times and I wish more movies would preach that message. Wonderis a beautiful movie.
Nov 17, 2017
Perhaps I've overpraised Wonder, but as a wise man once said, "When given a choice between being right and being kind, choose kind."
Nov 17, 2017
Unrecognizable under the prosthetics and the makeup, Jacob Tremblay is indeed wondrous as Auggie.