Wrinkles the Clown Reviews

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April 8, 2020
A fascinating, if not frustrating, look into the makings of a bogey man and its effect on a community.
February 9, 2020
How do we react and what does that say about us as people and society in general? Some retaliate with hatred and violence. Others respond with fascination.
December 10, 2019
Wrinkles unmasked comes off as a directionless loner, eking out a faded existence.
November 12, 2019
This is creepy. Not because of the clown. Think of the effect of the clown. [Full review in Spanish].
October 15, 2019
Pointless, Goofy and disconcerting documentary on a creepy unidentified 65-year-old clown.
October 12, 2019
If you want some laughs and a bit of insight into a truly bizarre subchapter of recent history, this documentary is for you. Just be ready to gain that information in an inefficient way.
October 10, 2019
Wrinkles the Clown is more Banksy than Bozo.
October 10, 2019
Everything we needed to know about this 2015 viral sensation could've been gleaned from Wrinkles' still-affecting debut video, but some filmmakers just want to watch the hours burn.
October 8, 2019
A treatise on viral fame and the good and the bade sides of that.
October 7, 2019
Either clever or manipulative, depending on your point of view, this modest documentary about the titular urban legend ultimately lacks sufficient insight to justify a feature-length treatment.
October 7, 2019
Nichols knew how to hold my attention, Wrinkles the Clown a celebration of petrifying delights that had my guts twisted into unbreakable knots.
October 4, 2019
Comedic elements [are] key to the film, which soon delivers a twis that casts its entire portrait in a different light, causing viewers to reassess not only what they've just seen, but also their assumptions about cinematic and internet truth circa 2019.
October 4, 2019
Wrinkles the Clown is at once unsettling, insightful and surprisingly heartwarming.
October 4, 2019
[T]he "Wrinkles the Clown" doc is still fairly horrifying. From the alarming reports of copycat clowns to the many scenes of youngsters reacting to Wrinkles rumors, this movie's a reminder that even abstract concepts can have a dark, persuasive power.
October 3, 2019
What Nichols finds is promising, but because of the way the movie is structured, the reveal feels like a murky cheat.
October 3, 2019
While it hardly sells Wrinkles as a culture-shaking phenomenon, this modest doc will play best to those who enjoy being creeped out by him enough to suspend their disbelief.
October 3, 2019
Wrinkles The Clown is a documentary that is absolutely worth watching as it's not only entertaining but it also gives the viewer something substantial to think about, especially if they're a parent.
October 3, 2019
What unfolds is a twisted experience that is unlike any other documentary. The journey of being wowed, confused and shocked is something that will never leave your memory. It's a new kind of nightmare.
October 2, 2019
The film's mid-act about-face lends a refreshing sense of complexity to an otherwise superficial depiction of Wrinkles.
October 2, 2019
An entertaining documentary that explores both a wildly successful social experiment and the reasons behind its universal fascination.
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