To The Wonder
To The Wonder (2013)

TO THE WONDER tells the story of Marina (Kurylenko) and Neil (Affleck), who meet in France and move to Oklahoma to start a life together, where problems soon arise. While Marina makes the acquaintance of a priest and fellow exile (Bardem),… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 12, 2013
DVD Release Date: August 6, 2013
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Critic Score: 46% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: To the Wonder demonstrates Terrence Malick's gift for beautiful images, but its narrative is overly somber and emotionally unsatisfying.

Noah Gittell
The Atlantic

Malick is employing his usual style of montage and voice-over narration but in a new, contemporary setting that makes Wonder feel like his most vital work in years.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

The movie plays like an undercooked pie that hasn't had enough time to cool and settle.

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Rob Gonsalves

Your response to all this depends extremely heavily on how much philosophizing and pretty pictures you're willing to accept in lieu of a story.

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Michael Sragow
Orange County Register

Love is a many-splendored thing, except when it isn't in To the Wonder, a wispy romantic movie about the death of a romance.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Essentially it's an agglomeration of Malick's worst stylistic annoyances.

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Jack Giroux
Film School Rejects

To the Wonder shouldn't be passed off as "self-parody," but as Malick's self-destructed misfire.

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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

What is most affecting is Malick's intent. He plainly devised the story to give him a series of panels for the expression of feeling.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

A thing of great beauty, but not much more.

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Ray Pride

Jane and Neil find themselves brushing against each other in a large field right up next to a herd of brown bison amid rustling grasses, as if grass were ever still when a camera, Malick's camera, is directed its way.

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Flixster Audience Score: 38% Flixster User Reviews
Mark Walker
"You have to struggle with yourself. You have to struggle with your own strength". Say what you will about the stylings of Terrence Malick. He's… More
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Greg S
An impressionistic portrait of a love affair between a French woman and an American man. Nothing happens in this well-intentioned bore that seems to be… More
Carlos Magalhães
Love according to Malick, and not really a character study but in fact a "director study" that works as a direct follow-up to The Tree of Life. It is… More
Chris Weber
It finally happened: I found a Terrence Malick film I don't like. Considering how all his films are basically the same, that seems a little odd to say,… More
Manu Gino
A Rhythmic Design of Life Around Sustaining Love and Faith. Good Film! To The Wonder is a visually and aurally stunning experience but this outweighs narrative… More