Wish

critic Reviews

, 48% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • Wish earns some tugs at the heartstrings with the way it warmly references many of the studio's classics, but nostalgia's no substitute for genuine storytelling magic -- no matter how beautifully animated it might be.
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    Jake WilsonThe Age (Australia)
    On one level, the total artistic failure of Wish is reassuring because it shows there are occasions when vast amounts of money and supposed expertise really don’t make a difference.
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    Kyle SmithWall Street Journal
    On the basis of its half-thought-out script, Hollywood writers’ fears of being supplanted by artificial intelligence appear well-founded. This movie seems proud, even smug, about recycling scraps from other fairy tales.
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    Philip De SemlyenTime Out
    Despite the passive nature of his foul(ish) scheme, Magnifico is Disney’s best villain since Tangled.
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    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    One can understand how some will view all of this with great cynicism, but come on: Wasn't there a time when you wished upon a star?
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    Kevin MaherTimes (UK)
    Just like The Marvels, Wish is an emotionally inert and personality-free movie that appears to have been assembled from the outside in.
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    Alonso DuraldeThe Film Verdict
    For a film that’s meant to sum up a century’s worth of groundbreaking animated feature production — the song “When You Wish Upon a Star” is even baked into Disney’s corporate logo — Wish plays more like a collection of deleted tracks than greatest hits.
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    Luke GoodsellABC News (Australia)
    A grab bag of storytelling tropes, generic characters and musical styles from the well-thumbed Disney playbook.
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    Kevin A. RansonMovieCrypt.com
    A musical mashup of irksome ideas... a lifeless husk dressed up like a feature film. Every decision seems to stop at the first idea... never plussed in any way or given any complexity... exists merely because the studio demanded it.
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    Grant WatsonFiction Machine
    Competent but boring, typically Disneyesque yet unenthused and forgettable.
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    John SerbaDecider
    Disney 100 turns up a catch-22: Those who have seen many Disney movies are the target audience of Wish, but those who have seen many Disney movies have already seen everything in this movie.
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