Alice (Neco z Alenky)
Alice (Neco z Alenky) (1988)

Czech surrealist filmmaker Jan Svankmajer, who gained a reputation for his short subjects, makes his feature-film debut with Neco z Alenky, a grotesque look into the darkest, wildest recesses of a child's mind. A surreal adaptation of… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 11, 2000
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Critic Score: 100% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Geoff Andrew
Time Out

The definitive version of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Not necessarily for young kids, this is a surrealist version with a great deal of attention accorded to objects.

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Anton Bitel
Eye for Film

a triumph of the creative imagination, reordering both Lewis Carroll's original text and the drabness of the material world into a disturbing wonderland of textures and tactility

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Caryn James
New York Times

Though [Jan Svankmajer] strips away all sweetness and light, he does not violate Lewis Carroll's story.

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Noel Murray
The Dissolve

Nothing in Svankmajer's Alice is inappropriate per se [...] and Svankmajer does stay true to the particulars of Carroll's book. But he also put his personal stamp on Alice, by literalizing on film a lot of what reads as fantasy on the page.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Alice is macabre, haunting, and very true to the spirit of Carroll's book, exploring the marvels and fears of a child's imagination.

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Hal Hinson
Washington Post

It takes us back to a time in the history of movies when audiences responded to the images on screen with a combination of awe and fear, when in submitting to them, we felt as if we were submitting to a spell.

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Philip Horne
Daily Telegraph

Its glorious proliferation of magical transformations works like a charm on anyone who values the imagination.

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Svankmajer's surrealist adaptation is a welcome antidote to the cute and cuddly Disneyfication of Carroll's iconic tale.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Randy Tippy
Blissfully bizarre! Exactly how Lewis Carroll would have envisioned it had he been a crack addicted taxidermist with a fetish for sock puppets.
Rubia Carolina
I have to admit that I tried to watch it more than three times without sucess - due to the stop motion animation, it can be a bit tedious and tiredness. After… More
Greg S
A young girl visits a wonderful land of white rabbits, mad hatters and skull-faced animals with razor sharp teeth in this dark and surreal stop-motion animation… More
Arash Xak
It's always fun to watch Svankmajer's creativity and the film's dark edge is interesting but Alice gets a bit monotonous & unengaging at… More
Conner Rainwater
Essentially an art house interpretation of Alice In Wonderland. It's extremely bizarre and dark compared to most adaptions. The stop motion animation fits… More
Daniel J DeMersseman
This movie was as awesome in parts as it was tedious. But it was an experience as necessary as Death bed. The props and sets were really cool, and I only wish… More

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