Wonderstruck
Wonderstruck (2017)

Based on Brian Selznick's critically acclaimed novel Ben and Rose are children from two different eras who secretly wish their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he has never known, while Rose dreams of a mysterious actress… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 20, 2017
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Critic Score: 69% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Wonderstruck's efforts to juggle timelines and tonal shifts aren't always smooth, but the end result still adds up to an emotional journey whose visual thrills live up to its title.

Dana Stevens
Slate

Wonderstruck strikes a curious emotional tone, alternating between suspense and quiet wistfulness, with sudden surges of operatic intensity as the two timelines begin to connect.

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Mark Jenkins
NPR

Wonderstruck offers much to occupy the eyes and minds of movie buffs and Haynes fans. Yet there's little room left for insight and emotion in this overstuffed cabinet of curiosities.

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Kent Turner
School Library Journal

Fans of the book will have little to complain about.

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Christy Lemire
RogerEbert.com

Despite what the title suggests, Wonderstruck represents a rare disappointment from master filmmaker Todd Haynes.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Perhaps out of excessive loyalty to author Brian Selznick instead of his own creative instincts, director Todd Haynes creates an extraordinary film that adds up to less than the sum of its parts. But, oh, it gives a lovely light.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Like "Far from Heaven," it's a great movie about movies, and about other things as well.

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David Sims
The Atlantic

In its quieter moments, Wonderstruck occasionally approaches the transcendent, sublime quality Haynes is aiming for-but those times are frustratingly few and far between.

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Sara Stewart
New York Post

Haynes folds in so many eras and visual styles, it's hard not to be dazzled - and why should you resist? - even if, as usual, he keeps your emotions at arm's length.

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Annlee Ellingson
L.A. Biz

Ben's and Rose's stories aren't as enchanting as one wants them to be, and cutting back and forth between the two timelines gets clunky.

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