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Wonderland Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 17, 2003
True crime procedurals can have a certain fascination, but not when they're jumbled glimpses of what might or might not have happened involving a lot of empty people whose main claim to fame is that they're dead.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
October 17, 2003
For all Wonderland's kinetic energy, the mind wanders.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 29, 2010
Very sordid and unexpectedly dull; adults only.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com
October 3, 2003
This is one of those movies that leaves you feel drained, and as if you have to take a shower after.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
July 29, 2005
Unwarrantedly interested in B-list celebrity-gone-to-seed.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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+
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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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Todd McCarthy
Variety
September 11, 2003
With its mannered, hyped-up style, James Cox's second feature has absolutely nothing to say about its characters and their lamentable actions.
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Manohla Dargis
Los Angeles Times
October 2, 2003
Although it has a delectable cast, Wonderland skims over its seedy characters to glamorize drug addiction and the role porn star John C. Holmes had in four murders.
| Original Score: 2/5
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press
December 31, 2003
You might actually anticipate learning something about the real JohnnyHolmes and his vocational choices. Think again.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
October 20, 2003
We've frankly heard it all before.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
October 17, 2003
A movie that manages to make both sex and violence dull.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
September 17, 2003
Sadly Wonderland slips and clucks through its own artful delivery ultimately creating nothing more then a kinetic mess of a film with glimpses of genius
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Susan Granger
www.susangranger.com
October 6, 2003
Full Review| Original Score: 2/10
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
October 17, 2003
[H]yperkinetic, retro-groovy, and sorta superfluous...
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 17, 2004
Cox's film is really an empty experience.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Kent Turner
Film-Forward.com
April 20, 2004
Wonderland remains too subjective and doesn't probe deep enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
September 25, 2003
... character gets sacrificed for just another true-crime drama.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
September 30, 2003
Jonesing for headlines and gossip-buzz, Wonderland is too look-Ma for its own good.
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
October 2, 2003
Piles on the narrative devices, sonic distortions and gritty images to the point where all you want to do is reach out and wipe away some of the mess so you can decide if there's anything worth seeing.
| Original Score: 2/4
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