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Based on 36 Reviews
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  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Character gets sacrificed for just another true-crime drama. show more

  • 25
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Sordid, brutal and depressing. show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Becomes a little more compelling as it progresses because Lisa Kudrow (as the straight-arrow first Mrs. Holmes, who halfway stood with him despite her disgust) ends up being surprisingly well cast. She engages in some very un-Friends-like fiery exchanges that also give Kilmer his best scenes. show more

  • 25
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    While "Boogie Nights" was a dirge for the death of pleasure (which coincided with the death of the porn-film industry), Wonderland is death warmed over. Literally. show more

  • 38
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    It's hard to care what really happened on Wonderland Ave. when the audience hates the neighborhood. show more

  • 40
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    There seem to be some impressive performances here, though it's not always easy to tell because director James Cox is always feverishly cutting away to something or other. show more

  • 75
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Fast and frenetic and so unvarnished that it can make you feel unclean watching it. The film rubs your face in glamour and filth. But in the midst of the blood and hysteria, Kilmer plays Holmes with the dirty-angelic looks and wheedling charm of a seedy golden boy on the brink of doom. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Once you leave Wonderland, you may feel like you need a shower, but, while you're in the moment, it's a compelling journey into the depths of hell on earth. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    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. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The murder-mystery plot is told in rough-and-tumble style, full of sound and fury but signifying almost nothing in the end. show more

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