• Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007)

Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium

Release Date: November 16th, 2007

DVD Release Date: March 4th, 2008

G |1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary

Magic flows freely through the walls and toys within the Wonder Emporium. But when Mr. Magorium (Dustin Hoffman), the store's 243-year-old proprietor, decides to turn the reins over to his manager Molly Mahoney (Natalie Portman), mysterious changes creep over the Emporium. Molly and Henry (Jason Bateman), an accountant, must discover the magic within themselves if they are ever to revive the now-quiet toys.

Cast: Natalie Portman, Dustin Hoffman, Jason Bateman, Zach Mills, Madalena Brancatella, Paula Boudreau, Mike Realba, Marcia Bennett

Director: Zach Helm

Genres: Comedy drama , Fantasy , Children

Production Co: Walden Media, Mandate Pictures

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: 2000s, Death, Amusing

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Michael PhillipsChicago Tribune

    Twenty or 30 minutes into Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium the urge to flee may rise within you like an oceanic tide. But stick with it. The film is very sweet--in fact it represents the dawn of a new sport, Extreme Whimsy. show more

  • 50
    Sheri LindenThe Hollywood Reporter

    For all its playful touches and neat-o nostalgia for nondigital entertainment, the whimsy feels forced. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Hoffman has countless characters inside of him, and this is one of his nicest. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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