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Wonderland Reviews

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Cole Smithey
June 14, 2009
Val Kilmer ("The Salton Sea") fails to manifest the eccentric character of notorious porn legend Johnny "Wadd" Holmes in this artful but unbalanced dramatization of the gruesome 1981 Laurel Canyon murders that Holmes was implicated in committing.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Jamie Gillies
Apollo Guide
May 8, 2007
Unpleasant to view but ultimately satisfying.
Full Review | Original Score: 71/100
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 29, 2005
*Violent and blaring ... a vibrant bit of tabloid trash infotainment, a guilty pleasure for those with a taste for bittersweet candy.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jay Antani
Los Angeles Alternative
September 30, 2004
Bolstered by its fiercely assured script and direction, Wonderland's cast soars, with Kilmer perhaps doing his career-best work.
| Original Score: 4/5
Joe Utichi
September 23, 2004
It's an in-your-face and exhausting portrayal of life gone bad, played out by a cast of actors all on the top of their game.
Full Review | Original Score: 80/100
Tom Grealis
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
May 10, 2004
looks good, sounds great, and essentially it's just one long party until the debauchery inevitably comes to collect its tax
Pablo Villaša
Cinema em Cena
March 10, 2004
Nem mesmo o excepcional elenco consegue levar o espectador a conhecer um pouco melhor aqueles personagens. Ainda assim, o filme tem seus momentos.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
October 24, 2003
Sometimes Wonderland does make you wonder why you're wasting your time with these losers. But there's also a lot here that stays with you.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
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
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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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Tom Long
Detroit News
October 17, 2003
Wonderland may not be the feel-good movie of the year; in fact it feels pretty lousy most of the time. But it offers a dark story well-told with some truly fine performances.
| Original Score: B+
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
October 17, 2003
An unsettling, sordid, overly stylized and intensely well-done drama.
Victoria Alexander
October 17, 2003
A well-constructed, observant exploration with Kilmer doing everything he can to charm us.
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John Urbancich
Your Movies (cleveland.com)
October 17, 2003
It all makes for an interesting look at infamy in the hands of the brash young Cox.
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Blackwelder
October 16, 2003
Comparisons to Boogie Nights...may be inevitable. But Wonderland...is an absorbing and adroit (if not inventive), sobering and smart movie that is worth watching on its own merits.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
October 16, 2003
Wonderland is fast and frenetic and so unvarnished that it can make you feel unclean watching it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
October 15, 2003
While the Rashomon-like multiple versions of events are riveting, Cox's main misstep is to leave out real resonance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
October 14, 2003
Manages to move beyond its bloody rage by spinning a complex narrative that's one of the year's most compelling stories.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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