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Wonderland Reviews

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Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies
October 24, 2003
She creates an affecting counterpoint to the hyper-charged insanity back at the Wonderland condo.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
October 24, 2003
The main interest here is the acting, which is, by turns, entertaining or just entertainingly bad, with lots of grungy seriousness and Method-trained twitching, but also some moments of real gusto.
| Original Score: 2/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
October 24, 2003
Wonderland represents another low-rung on the downward descent of actor Val Kilmer.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
October 24, 2003
It's theoretically possible to make a fascinating film about a thieving, self-indulgent, freebasing, treacherous scumbag who pimps his girlfriend to a gangster and contributes nothing to society. Wonderland isn't that film.
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
October 24, 2003
Too bad Kilmer's [strong] performance is in service to a lurid and repellent account of the 1981 Wonderland murders.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 24, 2003
Watching a movie about these wasted lives just made me feel like I was wasting mine for sitting through it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
October 23, 2003
These were very bad people, but very good actors play them.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
October 23, 2003
An engrossing, if harrowing, trip through the looking glass.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
October 22, 2003
Kilmer's persona is strong, and he brings a certain energy to the screen, but he does nothing to make John Holmes any more interesting than the dope addict of the week on 'NYPD Blue.'
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
October 20, 2003
We've frankly heard it all before.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
October 17, 2003
A film whose effects are as hard to wash away as blood.
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
October 17, 2003
Overblown, overheated, overdirected, overacted, overlong and over here, in the local bijoux.
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
October 17, 2003
Not quite the second coming of Boogie Nights.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
October 17, 2003
If for some reason you are fascinated by the Wonderland murders, look up the Rolling Stone article of 1989 that brought national attention to the gruesome case. Otherwise, your local cineplex has lots of choices with more redeeming social value.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
October 17, 2003
Watching Wonderland is like being trapped in a reeking shed under a naked light bulb, morosely reading old tabloids that have lost their shock value.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
October 17, 2003
A movie that manages to make both sex and violence dull.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
October 17, 2003
In the end, Wonderland seems to about something banal -- that a junkie will say or do just about anything.
Kim Morgan
Oregonian
October 17, 2003
A flashy, mediocre picture.
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
October 17, 2003
Wonderland never gives us a single reason to care about any of these people.
| Original Score: 2/4
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
October 17, 2003
Along with their tickets to Wonderland, moviegoers should also be given a moist towelette. That way after the film they won't have to stand in line at the restroom to wash off the slime.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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