• Released
  • April 12, 2013
  • (Limited)
  • R , 1 hr 52 min
  • Drama
  • 61 Fan Ratings

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
There will be many who find To the Wonder elusive and too effervescent. They'll be dissatisfied by a film that would rather evoke than supply. I understand that, and I think Terrence Malick does, too. But here he has attempted to reach more deeply than that: to reach beneath the surface, and find the soul in need.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Through the character of a saddened priest, Malick seems to be saying that the reason for our breakups, for our fragmented lives and relationships, is that we can no longer see God. If we could, we would be whole again. That may be true, but in To the Wonder, it's Terrence Malick who isn't letting his characters be whole.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The director’s first real misfire, a meditation on love and lost paradise that starts with breathtaking assurance and slowly crumbles into self-parody.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
"There's nothing here!" screams Romina Mondello - Kurylenko's Euro gal pal, walking the deserted sidewalks of this Anytown, U.S.A. Boy, truer words . . ..
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Malick keeps pushing Affleck to the corner of the frame, as if he's more interested in the women. I found it difficult to maintain interest in anyone. If there's such a thing as a feather that weighs a ton, it's To the Wonder.
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By Mark Jenkins
Pretty but inert, To the Wonder is a vaporous mystery wrapped in a gauzy enigma — a cinematic riddle that'll appeal principally to those eager for another piece, however tiny, of the puzzle that is Terrence Malick.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Having been deeply moved — though often exasperated — by Terrence Malick's previous film, "The Tree of Life," I don't have the heart to belabor the failings of his new one, which is depressed and deeply depressing. The only thing that's wonderful in To the Wonder is the imagery.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
It feels like a high-end perfume ad.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Never was a film so visually stunning and so intolerable as To the Wonder.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
A film that seems drained of life and ideas rather than sustained by them.
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58 out of 100
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