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"Its single biggest failing -- an affront to Lewis Carroll and the charms of nonsense literature -- is the fact that it makes sense."
‑ Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle
"Burton and Disney have found a glorious way to interpret fairy tales and fantasies."
‑ Claire Martin, Denver Post
"The movie is seeped in distinctive visuals, lavish photography and set design that recalls the wondrous texture of "Harry Potter." What, then, held them back on taking further creative opportunities with the story?"
‑ David Keyes, Cinemaphile.org
"It's the kind of movie that should inspire you to get a Blu-ray player and hi-def television if you don't have them already."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"Wobbles along as average entertainment garnered from a great book."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The true three-dimensionality here is the old-fashioned kind -- Wasikowska's fully rounded performance. Throughout the technical razzle-dazzle, we keep returning to the pallor of that face, the gravity in those eyes."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"No knockouts here. No tkos, either."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"This latest rendition of "Alice in Wonderland" is a journey worth taking mainly to see Tim Burton's imagination at play. The story is so well-known, but you haven't seen it done quite in this way before."
‑ Jeff Beck, Examiner.com
"Storytelling has never been Burton's strong suit and his weakness is here compounded by a desire to somehow squeeze Carroll's topsy-turvy, logical-illogical tales into a teen-friendly, Disney-approved, big-screen adventure."
‑ Jason Best, Movie Talk
"For all of the wild, 3D effects, eccentric characters and sly nods to its source material, the highlights ... are the performances of his two favorite actors--Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter."
‑ Greg Maki, Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
"A visually imaginative fairy tale that suffers slightly from its predictable course but still manages to wow at all the crucial moments."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"Much of Carroll's magical nonsense remains, even if Burton's film wobbles at the gates of anarchy and ends up being a more average affair than many might expect."
‑ Dave Calhoun, Time Out
"Time to take some of Lewis Carroll's advice, Tim: eat me."
‑ Ali Gray, TheShiznit.co.uk
"That Johnny Depp's take on the Mad Hatter is comparatively one of the more subdued performances tells you just how out there Tim Burton's film is."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"Lewis Carroll is bent over a table, tears filling beneath his eyes. Something in your heart breaks. Your childhood, perhaps?"
‑ Gareth Simms, Platform
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