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Wonder Boys Reviews

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January 1, 2000
Big disappointment.
February 14, 2001
A movie about nobodies, who live in nowheresville, talk about no one and do nothing. Nothing squared.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
It is a familiar story, but told with great charm and with sharp observations of how these academia types talk to each other and interact.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 2, 2002
Billed as a comedy, Wonder Boys is about as amusing as a driver's license exam.
January 1, 2000
A scattershot affair that bobbles along episodically but doesn't quite gel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
Wonder Boys is like a George Cukor movie with a bad head cold -- slow, muffled and vague.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
An emotionally dishonest movie about emotionally dishonest people.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 20, 2003
There's a story there, but it's probably not very interesting.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
The movie's plot loses steam well before the fourth quarter even begins and things aren't helped by a desperately forced ending.
January 1, 2000
The movie's plot loses steam well before the fourth quarter even begins and things aren't helped by a desperately forced ending.
October 21, 2002
This is an amusing, though ultimately unsatisfying, film.
January 1, 2000
Simply murky, torpid, and confused.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
January 1, 2000
The movie spends the whole time setting up the plot. When the ending credits roll, you realize that it was never able to get in gear.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
[Tobey Mcguire's] affectless line readings grow wearisome as the film progresses.
| Original Score: 7/10
February 27, 2001
a somewhat static, randomly funny movie that leaves little impact
| Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
[Curtis Hanson] so intent on getting us to like his characters that he didn't give them enough juice.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 1, 2000
For the most part, bogged down in a self-consciously quirky mix of eccentric comedy and literary affectations...
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
If the script for Wonder Boys was as funny and sharp as it needed to be, their world would engage us.
January 1, 2000
The humor is forced and the absurdist elements overwhelm the realism.
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