Wonder Wheel
Wonder Wheel (2017)

WONDER WHEEL tells the story of four characters whose lives intertwine amid the hustle and bustle of the Coney Island amusement park in the 1950s: Ginny (Kate Winslet), an emotionally volatile former actress now working as a waitress in a… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: December 1, 2017
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Critic Score: 30% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Wonder Wheel gathers a charming cast in an inviting period setting, but they aren't enough to consistently breathe life into a Woody Allen project that never quite comes together.

Adam Graham
Detroit News

Allen, 82, has his ups and downs, and while there have been more downs than ups lately he is always worth the benefit of the doubt. But "Wonder Wheel" is a ride to nowhere.

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James Berardinelli

Wonder Wheel seems more like a cobbled-together afterthought than the romantic melodrama it seeks to be.

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Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

Not one of Woody Allen's best works.... It is devoid of wonder.

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Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Like the fairground ride for which it's named, "Wonder Wheel" is entertaining but not enlightening.

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Matthew Lickona
San Diego Reader

If 2016's Café Society was writer-director Woody Allen's attempt to introduce a younger generation to the world of Woody Allen, then this might just be his followup attempt to show the Kids of Today what a filmed Tennessee Williams play looks like.

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Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald

Woody Allen seems to be running on empty now, situating his stories in cliched versions of the past, slapping together character and situations with little care or passion, except as bile and bitterness take him.

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Katie Walsh
Tribune News Service

As we watch Allen worry and nitpick over the way women fret over aging, painting Ginny as pathetic, jealous, insecure, and clownish, it's dull, unoriginal, and offensive. Frankly, we've have enough Woody Allen takes on this subject.

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Kate Taylor
Globe and Mail

Whatever its director's motivations, a work so contemptuous of its own heroine is always going to border on the offensive.

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Clint O'Connor
Akron Beacon Journal

Because Woody Allen makes a movie every year, some of them are bound to be clunkers. Wonder Wheel is one of the clunkiest.

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Philip Price
One might summarize Wonder Wheel, this year's offering by the prolific Woody Allen, as being the epitome of what many would call, "meh."… More
Jason Cenzano
Wonder Wheel is choppy at best and some of the dialogue is weird. The movie had its moments, but not enough for me to say it's worth watching.