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Based on 41 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Malick keeps pushing Affleck to the corner of the frame, as if he's more interested in the women. I found it difficult to maintain interest in anyone. If there's such a thing as a feather that weighs a ton, it's To the Wonder. show more

  • 38
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Never was a film so visually stunning and so intolerable as To the Wonder. show more

  • 40
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Having been deeply moved — though often exasperated — by Terrence Malick's previous film, "The Tree of Life," I don't have the heart to belabor the failings of his new one, which is depressed and deeply depressing. The only thing that's wonderful in To the Wonder is the imagery. show more

  • 50
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    "There's nothing here!" screams Romina Mondello - Kurylenko's Euro gal pal, walking the deserted sidewalks of this Anytown, U.S.A. Boy, truer words . . .. show more

  • 40
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    It feels like a high-end perfume ad. show more

  • 30
    Todd McCarthy The Hollywood Reporter

    A film that seems drained of life and ideas rather than sustained by them. show more

  • 50
    Mark Jenkins NPR

    Pretty but inert, To the Wonder is a vaporous mystery wrapped in a gauzy enigma — a cinematic riddle that'll appeal principally to those eager for another piece, however tiny, of the puzzle that is Terrence Malick. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    There will be many who find To the Wonder elusive and too effervescent. They'll be dissatisfied by a film that would rather evoke than supply. I understand that, and I think Terrence Malick does, too. But here he has attempted to reach more deeply than that: to reach beneath the surface, and find the soul in need. show more

  • 75
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    Malick is a true searcher, true to his preoccupations and definitions of soulful rhapsody. To the Wonder repeats its central motifs aplenty, yet you may find yourself thinking about life, and living, and love, while sorting through the movie. Even if it drives you nertz. show more

  • 75
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    Typically, To the Wonder seems mostly locked in the thoughts of its characters, whispered so only we can hear, with no more actual back-and-forth dialogue than would cover the back of your ticket stub. show more

  • May 18, 2013 kgreeney
    Report This User

    What a waste of time. Malick should be ashamed of himself. I love the movies, but this was just too much. Do yourself a favor and stay home. I should have known when I saw that the movie house was 3/4\'s empty. And, some of those who came to see the film, left early. I was an jerk and stayed through the whole thing. Not even a star for this film.

  • April 26, 2013 olavviking
    Report This User

    Terence Malick never disappoints us, if we are expecting a strange movie...he is a master at communicating with the camera, very few words...gorgeous shots of Paris and Mt. St Michel, the devastating loneliness of mid-America...but after a while we ask ourselves \"where is it going?\"...(no more space

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