To the Wonder Synopsis
A man (Ben Affleck) is torn between the love of two women.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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to the blunder

By mistercspf
I see a lot of movies, good and bad. Mr. Mallick failed at whatever he was trying to do here---maybe capitalize on the success of "tree of life" and make some $$. This is an incoherent mess. I don't...


By gkmbink
Other than a few sweet words of love spoken here, this movie sucks!!!!! There is very little verbal communication, there is no furniture in the house, which was really odd to me, the streets are...

Wow, is this a super, super intelligent plot beyond me?

By fijinz-all
I swear, I didn't realize it is a Malick movie. That was the 1st mistake. This kind is way beyond my intellect. If I'm younger, I'd have been feeling really inadequate. I do realize there are...

It's a Wonder that this was even made

By johndellagloria
To borrow a quip made about James Joyce's Finnegan's Wake:: After Malick made Tree of Life he had nothing left to say, and he said it in "On to Wonder". This is one of the most self-indulgent,...

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Self indulgent crap...

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Rated R | For Nudity and Some Sexuality
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 16+ Beautifully filmed romance chooses style over substance.
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