Wonder Reviews

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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 4, 2017
I can understand where there is value in showing this film to younger children because the message, albeit sanitized, will resonate.
December 1, 2017
Nonetheless, Hollywood rules in the end and it's very much a soft-focus view of a family under stress.
November 30, 2017
[Julia Roberts] lifts every one of her scenes in Wonder to near-sublime places.
November 29, 2017
Sensitive, and funnier than anticipated.
November 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.
November 20, 2017
Bullies and frenemies don't get served so much as given quiet moments to confront their own mistakes.
November 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.
November 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."
November 17, 2017
Unrecognizable under the prosthetics and the makeup, Jacob Tremblay is indeed wondrous as Auggie.
November 17, 2017
This could have been a schmaltzy tale. Instead, it's a much-needed reminder that kindness exists in this fractured world.
November 17, 2017
You'll shed a tear or two-especially if you're a parent-and they'll be totally earned.
November 17, 2017
Owen Wilson cries, but audiences will more likely roll their eyeballs at writer-director Stephen Chbosky's outrageous emotional manipulations.
November 17, 2017
"Wonder" could easily be played for tears or easy sentimentality, but Chbosky finds the reality of the situation much more wondrous. You will, too.
November 16, 2017
Stephen Chbosky's Wonder, despite its Hallmark Card appearance, is far from the exercise in emotional manipulation some might fear. Even the most pessimistic of us may actually find it charming and genuinely affecting.
Top Critic
November 16, 2017
The movie's biggest fantasy is a world where there are no fundamental conflicts, only misunderstandings.
November 16, 2017
It's a film that's going to touch a lot of people in all the right ways with a life-affirming message about looking beyond the obvious differences to see the person behind the mask.
November 16, 2017
Wonder levels the social playing field by widening its narrative frame to focus on Jack, Julian, and Miranda, each of whom hurts as much as Auggie and his family.
November 16, 2017
"Wonder" is a family film in the best sense.
November 16, 2017
"Wonder" is that rare thing, a family picture that moves and amuses while never overtly pandering.
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