Wonderland (2003)

A chronicle of the spectacular fall of infamous porn star John C. "Johnny Wadd" Holmes. Based on a true story, the biopic explores the multiple murders that took place high atop Wonderland Avenue in L.A.'s Laurel Canyon, in… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 3, 2003
DVD Release Date: February 10, 2004
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Critic Score: 34% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A sordid and pointless movie with some good preformances.

Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

Rarely has so much of so little consequence been so closely examined.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

A film whose effects are as hard to wash away as blood.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Very sordid and unexpectedly dull; adults only.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

Sometimes Wonderland does make you wonder why you're wasting your time with these losers. But there's also a lot here that stays with you.

Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

Overblown, overheated, overdirected, overacted, overlong and over here, in the local bijoux.

Cole Smithey

Val Kilmer ("The Salton Sea") fails to manifest the eccentric character of notorious porn legend Johnny "Wadd" Holmes in this artful but unbalanced dramatization of the gruesome 1981 Laurel Canyon murders that Holmes was implicated in committing.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

The main interest here is the acting, which is, by turns, entertaining or just entertainingly bad, with lots of grungy seriousness and Method-trained twitching, but also some moments of real gusto.

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Not quite the second coming of Boogie Nights.

Jason Gorber
Film Scouts

A&E Investigative Reports would have done the story far more justice than this watered down silly film ever could.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Dark tale is told in too abstract a fashion too be very involving and the whole picture is so dark it's frequently impossible to tell what's going on.… More
Robert C
Does a great job at showing how convoluted and confusing it is to piece together and solve a murder when your only witnesses are drug lords, drug dealers, drug… More
Alex roy
Wonderland in my opinion is fairly underrated. Based on the true story of John Holmes, a famed porn star. This film is about the Wonderland murders and John… More
Derek Daniels
Crack pipes and syringes and 13" penises and vicious mass-killings. Actually only one 13" penis, my mistake. Great acting, but not really a film to… More
Coxxie Mild Sauce
Even though you dont know this is made by a showoff director with not much to show off, and shit writers, you should want to see it because it has the most… More
Conner Rainwater
I really liked the style and the look of the film. What made it sub-par to others like it (Zodiac, Summer of Sam) was the choppy editing. It's sad that… More