Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium Synopsis
An ominous change creeps over the world's most magnificent toy store.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
Helm gets huge bonus points for noticing everything that's annoying about modern children's films and including none of those things in his...
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Twenty or 30 minutes into Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium the urge to flee may rise within you like an oceanic tide. But stick with it. The...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Hoffman has countless characters inside of him, and this is one of his nicest.
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
This isn't your usual kiddie fare: Beneath the initial glare and blare is a quietly literate script by first-time writer-director Zach Helm...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Writer/director Zach Helm, who wrote "Stranger Than Fiction," achieves bursts of charm and whimsy, but not quite enough magic to elicit a...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
In this G-rated movie the effects are gee-whiz, with live giraffes amid the stuffed animals and bouncy balls so manic that they could use...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
It's hard to escape the feeling that what Zach Helm's directorial debut really wants to be is "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." But...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
For all its playful touches and neat-o nostalgia for nondigital entertainment, the whimsy feels forced.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
About a magical toy shop, but it has some of the sadder moments I've seen in a movie all year.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Mr. Magorium, who is 243 years old (so are his jokes), is a cross between Willy Wonka and Geppetto, but Hoffman plays him with little more...
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Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium

By jborg
Mr. M's Emporium was entertaining and family friendly and for that alone I'd say "Go!" The draw-back (if you care about this sort of thing) is that Natalie Portman's performance as an insecure...

Magical Movie Experience For The Entire Family!

By thouger
We saw the world sneak preview at the Denver Stars Film Festival and it was amazing. What a magical movie experience. Very good story for both the young and old. Dustin Hoffman was perfect and...

Just really kind of boring!

By moviefanwith3kids
I thought this looked like such a cute movie. Perfect for my kiddos, or so I thought. They were so bored. It is to bad because: the idea was there, the actors were there, the effects were there and...

Christmas List.

By Daydream
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium is sure a mouthful, however the movie itself seemed less complex than the title. Mr. Magorium, played by Dustin Hoffman, is the 243 year old manager of the toy store...

Great for Little Kids

By sounddood
I've seen some of the reviews where people are saying this movie isn't very convincing, or it falls short in the character development. Hooey. They are missing the point. This is a Children's movie,...

N o magic in this Emporium!

By longtallsally
Do not waste your money, let alone your time seeing this film. Although the concept was thought out, the film fell flat in all areas. Dustin Hoffman is a wonderful actor, but the writing left...

Please see the movie before be-rating it! WONDERFUL!!!!!!

By lbird64
Moviewatcher - I think you are actually supposed to SEE the movie prior to rating it. I don't think anyone can judge this magically wonderful movie by your gramatically incorrect post that was...

Wasnt expecting to like it but walked out loving it

By lndanica
I took a 3 yr old and 4 yr old to see it and they LOVED IT. As a matter of fact,so did I. This movie not only reminded me of my childhood and all the toys that I loved and cherished but also made me...

Fantasy Meets Mr. Magorium

By cillababy509
This movie was outstanding it was nothing what I expected. The film was an eye opener to movie viewers to believe in themselves and believe you can be anything. Excellent Morals and overall...

Live your magic every day!

By mickeymom
This was a great movie with some very amazing special effects. The story line was a bit different then one might expect, but with some wonderful themes. It's a good time of year to take a time out...

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Rated G
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 6+ Sweet magical tale will feed kids' toy cravings.
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