Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007)

Set in a magical toy shop which affords adults the opportunity to retain a child's sense of magic and wonder in their lives, a clerk must decide whether she wants to run the store after its current owner Mr. Magorium passes away.

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Rated: G
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Release Date: November 16, 2007
DVD Release Date: March 4, 2008
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Critic Score: 38% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium's title is much more fun that the film itself, as the colorful visuals and talented players can't make up for a bland story.

Derek Adams
Time Out

Let's not be too Scrooge-like; there are pockets of charm, and some of the effects are quite good.

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Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News

Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium is what happens when too many sappy sweet instincts chase too few original ideas.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium has been aggressively geared towards small children to an extent that's often nothing short of exasperating...

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

It's so intent on being whimsical, so aware of its own whimsicality, that it ends up being not very whimsical at all.

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

In a season filled with depressing movies for adults, someone's finally thought to give equal time to the kids.

Jamie Gillies
Apollo Guide

The wonderful fantasy elements Zach Helm was trying to tap into do not translate over to this particular toy store.

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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle

Helm gets huge bonus points for noticing everything that's annoying about modern children's films and including none of those things in his movie.

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Susan Walker
Toronto Star

As long as Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium sticks to magic, it is pretty engaging, but the lives on display are less than mesmerizing.

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Tim Grierson
Screen International

The film may occasionally strain too hard for magical whimsy, but there's no disputing its sweetness or poignancy.

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Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
This cute little fairy tale about an ancient but quirky toy store owner with odd powers taking the matters of heritage for his store in his own hands is a… More
KJ Proulx
An extremely underrated kids film that I have waited far too long to see. Dustin Hoffman plays a character that you can easily fall in love with, and Natalie… More
Jim Careter
Mr. Magoriums Crappy Emporium. This film was boring, and its exsistence is only for kids to come because of a magical toy store, woopdy freakin doo kids, have… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
I am a huge fan of the 1992 film "Toys", which is similar, but I consider 'Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium" a sad miscalculation. This… More
Michael Edwards
a movie that is like the toy shop version of "Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory" and the movie was good and i appreciate its kiddy feel to it
Bentley Lyles
I've seen it once and the movie is so not memorable. Natalie Portman and Dustin Hoffman have better things to do than be in this movie. The only good thing… More