Critic Consensus: Wonderstruck's efforts to juggle timelines and tonal shifts aren't always smooth, but the end result still adds up to an emotional journey whose visual thrills live up to its title.
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as Lillian Mayhew / Older Rose
as Older Walter
as Walter (Age 20)
as Aunt Jenny
as Rose's Father
as Otto, Museum Guard
as Pearl, The Maid
as Dr. Gill, Teacher of the Deaf
as Miss Conrad at the Museum
as Remy Rubin, Theater Director
as Stage Manager
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Critic Reviews for Wonderstruck
Those who are merely looking for a flick that goes well with popcorn may be bored, but true cinema buffs will be in heaven.
The longing for interpersonal connection, which is so central to Wonderstruck, reverberates throughout Haynes's work.
A sweet, gentle story of two children connecting across time.
Haynes struggles to connect all the dots. Wonderstruck reaches for the stars and falls short.
Audience Reviews for Wonderstruck
Todd Haynes follows up his resplendent Carol, with an effective and unique family film, touching in a rather distant way, and hauntingly beautiful to look at and to listen to. The child leads are endearing and present role models for other younger kids who are deaf or feel alone because of their differences. If Haynes direction is occasionally muted and chilly, well that is the price one pays for all technical aspects at their peak. We feel for the characters by default, although some rawer emotion would have benefited the production. But Wonderstruck's crystal clear ending brings everything to a nicely poignant head, and the film will linger in the imaginations of many kids and their parents. Rating: 81
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