Wonder Wheel Reviews

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June 27, 2020
Allen has made it as a period drama and, although it is beautiful due to the colorful frames of the light master, Vittorio Storaro, the solutions he proposes for the idyllic tangles of the characters seem insubstantial to me. [Full review in Spanish]
May 20, 2020
Sure, the cinematography by the great Vittorio Storaro is sublime... but when the performances and writing are so universally grating and heightened, my instincts are to recoil from the screen.
March 8, 2020
Had Allen tried something akin to Godard's King Lear with this story, viewers might get more from Wonder Wheel than a gorgeous visual palette with an empty center.
October 10, 2019
... the finished product feels like a lot of individual performances that don't quite fit together.
June 4, 2019
Wonder Wheel is the reheated leftovers of better films, elevated by some truly extraordinary camera work by a legendary cinematographer.
January 8, 2019
If matters outside of film making mean this is one of (Allen's) final movies, it's a flat note to go out on.
August 30, 2018
Do yourself a favor and just watch "Blue Jasmine."
August 25, 2018
Of course not all films need to be profound analysis of the human condition, but Allen fails to deliver at least an entertaining melodrama.
August 24, 2018
The parallels between Allen's own forbidden love for the step-daughter of his girlfriend and the plot of this story are awfully blatant.
August 20, 2018
Wonder Wheel emphasizes standard Allen-isms like guilt, fate, jealousy and betrayal, giving his detractors ammunition to say he's just making the same movie again and again.
June 27, 2018
Although we are mercifully spared an Allen stand-in on-screen, many uncomfortable traits and many old-fashioned ideas about men and women do persist.
March 14, 2018
The reality is that the director with his prolific career, has simply exceptional films, and... [Wonder Wheel"] is not one of them. [Full review in Spanish]
March 12, 2018
Winslet puts up a spirited fight, but the part is too obviously a retread of Cate Blanchett's in Blue Jasmine, itself a retread of Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire
March 12, 2018
The film's look evokes the 50s flashbacks in Annie Hall, but it's joyless, clumsy stuff, pastiche Clifford Odets.
March 12, 2018
It looks great but the stagey dialogue grates and the plot leaves a bitter aftertaste.
March 12, 2018
Allen was no doubt aiming for the luxuriant melancholy of a Douglas Sirk film or the brash sleaze of Vincente Minnelli's Some Came Running. However, there's an oily, deep-fried quality ...
March 12, 2018
There is nothing wonderful here, apart from Kate Winslet.
March 10, 2018
A thinly plotted misfire that gets on the nerves rather than under the skin.
March 9, 2018
Amazon Studios has clearly got more money than sense if it didn't realise a cast of self-obsessed characters yapping on endlessly about their problems would be a cinematic turn- off.
March 8, 2018
Winslet seems to be fighting a war against Allen's direction, and everything goes to pot.
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