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Wonder Woman Reviews

July 9, 2018
Above all, Wonder Woman tries to cater to women's tastes and viewpoints, even as it has to balance the expectations of what women are and aren't allowed to be and look like on the screen.
September 5, 2017
As befitting the genre, Wonder Woman is heroic and spirited. The fighting sequences are spectacular, and the story is engrossing, uplifting and fun. There's even a bit of romance and humor amid all the action. [Full review in Japanese]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 12, 2017
"Wonder Woman" is a superhero movie, and it fulfills the heroic and mythic demands of that genre, but it's also an entry in the genre of wisdom literature that shares hard-won insights and long-pondered paradoxes of the past with a sincere intimacy.
June 8, 2017
Beauty, strength, goodness, bravery: These are your values, and here is how your values must look.
June 8, 2017
Jenkins tries not only to include men on Wonder Woman's side but also to make male viewers feel better about a woman saving them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 3, 2017
The final big action sequence, as now seems always to be the case, is a messy and overwrought CGI extravaganza. But at least the movie that precedes it involves actual characters-likeable ones, even!-exhibiting recognizable human emotions.
June 2, 2017
Wonder Woman embraces issues of female power and the need to turn from hate to love, war to peace in a mainstream delivery system. And the female lead is not solely a mother, sister, girlfriend or hooker, however gold her heart: wonder of wonders!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 2, 2017
It's overlong at 141 minutes and suffers from too much origin story exposition and middling CGI effects, but it has a frisky, friendly spirit that perfectly aligns with its wide-eyed lead actress, Gal Gadot.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
June 2, 2017
Many big ideas are juggled, and while the story doesn't exactly drop them, it does flail about a bit. Still, Jenkins has an eye for moving moments, Gadot is great fun to watch, and there's genuine visual panache to be found amid the combat and comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 2, 2017
The real strengths of this production are its lead actors, the period piece setting, and an unexpected emotional resonance that one doesn't expect from a popcorn movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 1, 2017
Gadot does succeed, against heavy odds, in creating a fresh figure of heroic morality and might, engaging an audience with an earnest character's discovery of herself and the world.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 1, 2017
Wonder Woman has action, humor and heart, as well as strong performances across the board, especially from Gadot and Pine.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 1, 2017
Gadot ... exudes superhero charisma, which powers her through a clichéd last chapter.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 1, 2017
Suffering Sappho! Patty Jenkins' "Wonder Woman" is that rarity: a superhero movie with a heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 1, 2017
Wonder Woman is a cut above nearly all the superhero movies that have been trotted out over the past few summers.
June 1, 2017
With one talented woman in front of the camera and another behind, the film blazes an amusing proto-feminist path.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
June 1, 2017
Except for the title, Patty Jenkins's big-hearted blockbuster doesn't use the name Wonder Woman. Wonder Woman is singular. Wonderful women are manifold, and hopefully they'll fill theaters alongside some wonderful men
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 1, 2017
This is a movie about battling evil that pauses to ask what evil is and whether it's necessary to understand its nature in order to defeat it.
June 1, 2017
We can overlook how the third act yields to the blows-up-good formula of blockbuster franchises. For now, let's just celebrate a superhero movie that runs on estrogen rather than testosterone.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 1, 2017
The moviegoing world deserves the best that Hollywood can deliver, and this time we've pretty much got it.
June 1, 2017
The movie does drag a bit during that midsection after Diana bids farewell to the Amazons, but it's consistently entertaining, buoyed in no small part by [Gadot's] presence, which makes the mythological seem possible.
June 1, 2017
Gadot proves she is worthy of Wonder Woman's tiara, but the superhero deserves a great film, not one that's just better than the others.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 1, 2017
The only grace note in the generally clunky Wonder Woman is its star, the five-foot-ten-inch Israeli actress and model Gal Gadot, who is somehow the perfect blend of superbabe-in-the-woods innocence and mouthiness.
Top Critic
June 1, 2017
Even in its weaker moments, Wonder Woman honors the scale of a superhero who stands alongside Superman and Batman in the DC lexicon, but has never had a vehicle worthy of her.
June 1, 2017
A Wonder Woman film that is inspiring, hopeful, blistering, and compassionate, in ways that honor what has made this character an icon.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 1, 2017
Taken just at face value as a superhero movie, Wonder Woman is one of the best in its class, matching some of the better efforts in a genre that Marvel has dominated for years.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
May 31, 2017
"Wonder Woman" has raised the bar. Now let's see if the boys can clear it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 31, 2017
What lingers ... is the feeling of hope that the movie brings, that it someday might be possible for female rationality to defeat male brutality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 31, 2017
Any hopes that Wonder Woman will sustain its appealing misandry are soon dashed.
May 31, 2017
Your daughters should love it -- and so should your sons.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 31, 2017
Director Patty Jenkins and her collaborators have taken the well-worn superhero origin story and invested it with a rich, sometimes revelatory depth of feeling.
Top Critic
May 31, 2017
The best thing about Wonder Woman, the overlong and intermittently enjoyable new DC superhero spectacular, is Wonder Woman herself.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
May 31, 2017
'Wonder Woman' falls victim to over reliance on computer graphics and it's too long. But that's counterbalanced by a story grounded in real emotions and characters who inhabit a three-dimensional world, albeit a comic-book-inspired, fantastical one.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 31, 2017
Jenkins doesn't need to bludgeon us with pyrotechnics. The real fireworks of the "Wonder Woman" narrative are its powerful emotions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 31, 2017
It feels less like yet another installment in an endless sequence of apocalyptic merchandising opportunities than like ... what's the word I'm looking for? A movie. A pretty good one, too.
May 30, 2017
Witnessing such feminine power is mind-boggling and awe-inspiring, but wistful, too. It's a shame that such instances are so rare to be exceptional.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 30, 2017
With its nods to Richard Donner's Superman and Chris Evans' first outing as Captain America, Wonder Woman also exceeds expectations as an origin story with its First World War setting.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 30, 2017
It's an interesting take both on Wonder Woman and the genre in general, but as so many films like this do, it can't escape the siren pull of Big Dumb Action, with a CGI-laden climax that could be from any movie, so generic is the battle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 30, 2017
When Diana DOES spring into action, Wonder Woman rocks. It's as if we're learning exactly what she's capable of at the same time Diana is discovering the depths of her powers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 30, 2017
Gal Gadot is unstoppable and spectacular to see in motion. Watch her fly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 30, 2017
A rollicking action adventure in the tradition of 'Indiana Jones', with a fully functioning sense of humour and the year's most lip-smackingly evil baddie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 29, 2017
What's striking about [Wonder Woman] is the movie's sense of elated lightness.
May 29, 2017
It's a film that not only improves upon many of the seemingly built-in shortcomings of superhero movies, but also mixes smarts, sentiment and adrenaline in the best Hollywood style.
May 29, 2017
It gives us the kind of hero a lot of us fell in love with back in those 12-cent days of truth, justice and the American way - and the kind of movie we haven't seen since Christopher Reeve first flew into our lives.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 29, 2017
Like the heroine at its center, Wonder Woman the movie rises with powerful grace above the noise. It's not perfect, but it's often good, sometimes great and exceptionally re-watchable.
May 29, 2017
The film's action is explosive and engaging, and a sequence where Diana ventures into no man's land in the middle of a trench battle is stunning to behold.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 29, 2017
Wonder Woman is smart, slick, and satisfying in all of the ways superhero films ought to be.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
May 29, 2017
[Wonder Woman] isn't just a triumph for women, it's a triumph, period. This is grand entertainment with rousing action, sparkling humor, a romantic streak and a titanium-strength debut from Gal Gadot in the title role.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 29, 2017
Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman provides a welcome respite from DC's house style of grim darkness with star Gal Gadot proving an inspired choice for this avatar of truth, justice and the Amazonian way.
May 29, 2017
Jenkins' feature flips back through time to deliver an origin story that functions beautifully on its own while also bolstering excitement for the franchise's future.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
May 29, 2017
This origin story, with its direct and relatively uncluttered trajectory, offers a welcome change of pace from a superhero realm that's often overloaded with interconnections and cross-references.
May 29, 2017
Gal Gadot grabs the Lasso of Truth and the bracelets of infinite resilience to take center stage in Wonder Woman, director Patty Jenkins' formidable and almost entirely successful bid to make the DC Comics movies a little less lame.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4