Come Away

critic Reviews

, 29% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • Largely lacking the fairytale magic it seeks to conjure, Come Away is an initially intriguing fantasy that never really takes flight.
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    Mark KermodeKermode & Mayo's Film Review
    I was really ready to be transported, and really disappointed when I wasn't. It's a real shame, because there's a lot of talent in this film but it just doesn't work.
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    Kevin MaherTimes (UK)
    Assembled with scattershot ineptitude by the Brave director Brenda Chapman, it smacks of a Ken Loach project rebooted by Nickelodeon, but not as compelling as that sounds.
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    Ben TravisEmpire Magazine
    It never quite tumbles into Wonderland, but the ambition at play - and a top cast of supporting players - is just enough to let Come Away off the Hook.
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    Peter BradshawGuardian
    The second word in the title should perhaps be replaced with "off it". Or maybe replace the first word with "go".
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    Richard WhittakerAustin Chronicle
    That it has so little new to say, and replaces spirited fantasy with an overbearing glumness, is just disappointing.
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    Peter DebrugeVariety
    It's hard to muster much excitement for a movie as stiff and serious as this.
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    Beth WebbRadio Times
    Yet, for all its ambition and manufactured charm, this lands as a rather lacklustre melodrama.
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    Ronak KotechaThe Times of India
    Angelina Jolie is at her usual best playing a grieving mother with restraint and poise, but it is David Oyelowo's fatherly emotions that will touch your heart.
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    Diana MangasLos Interrogantes
    The film is an interesting proposal for trying to create a crossover between the stories of Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland, and thus offer the viewer a new joint vision of both stories. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Matthew BondThe Mail on Sunday (UK)
    But parents be warned: despite attempts to blend Alice In Wonderland with Peter Pan and emphasise the power of a child's imagination, it has some pretty dark moments.
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