Wonder (2017)

Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: November 17, 2017
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Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Wonder doesn't shy away from its bestselling source material's sentiment, but this well-acted and overall winsome drama earns its tugs at the heartstrings.

James Berardinelli

I can understand where there is value in showing this film to younger children because the message, albeit sanitized, will resonate.

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out

Bullies and frenemies don't get served so much as given quiet moments to confront their own mistakes.

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Joanne Soh
The New Paper (Singapore)

Wonder is truly an inspiring and uplifting story for all ages.

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Alexandra MacAaron
Women's Voices for Change

The message is clear. Kids don't want to be mean; they want to be kind. But they need better examples, and they need permission.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Starring a terrific Jacob Tremblay as a bullied boy with facial deformities and Julia Roberts as his mom, this drama based on the R. J. Palacio book that nearly everyone has read and wept over has surprising dimension and delicacy.

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Sarah Ward
Concrete Playground

Wonder might tell its audience to trust, care and be kind to each other, but it'd help if it trusted them to embrace it's own core messages without quite so much poking and prodding.

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Bilge Ebiri
Village Voice

Maybe this little movie about a kid with a facial disorder isn't really about a kid with a facial disorder at all, but about whatever you and I choose to see in it. And if that's not art, I don't know what is.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

Perhaps I've overpraised Wonder, but as a wise man once said, "When given a choice between being right and being kind, choose kind."

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Jim Schembri

Think of it as The Elephant Man for kids...How good it is to see a positive, message-driven film for kids at a time when the default mode of behaviour being instilled into them by TV and online culture is to be as nasty as possible.

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Flixster Audience Score: 91% Flixster User Reviews
Paul Fuchs
It's truly a wonder that I went to go see Wonder, considering that I probably wouldn't watch a movie of its speed very often. However, thanks to my… More
Philip Price
Sometimes we forget there is more to the movies than entertainment. Sometimes, it seems, we forget that there can be more to a story than information, simple… More
Thomas Drufke
I know I've said this on several occasions, but I'm never a fan of films that seem to be made specifically to make the audience cry. I bring that up… More
EpicLadySponge the Adventurer
For again a film based on a best-selling story, you would expect things to go with the flow. In this film based on a best-selling story, it serves a huge life… More
Sean Thomas
Wonder is a unique, deeply sincere film that succeeds in telling an enthralling story about kindness.