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: January 1, 1988
DVD Release Date: April 11, 2000
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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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Philip Horne
Daily Telegraph (UK)

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

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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.

Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

This is the only filmed version of the material... that persuasively places us right in the middle of a child's nightmare.

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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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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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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

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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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
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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