75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Fast and frenetic and so unvarnished that it can make you feel unclean watching it. The film rubs your face in glamour and filth. But in the midst of the blood and hysteria, Kilmer plays Holmes with the dirty-angelic looks and wheedling charm of a seedy golden boy on the brink of doom.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Once you leave Wonderland, you may feel like you need a shower, but, while you're in the moment, it's a compelling journey into the depths of hell on earth.
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Skips lightly along the sewers of human depravity as if the trip alone was worth the telling.
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Character gets sacrificed for just another true-crime drama.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
When we finally do see what happened, it's a genuine shock, a nightmare vision of a hedonist who forged his own hell.
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50

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Becomes a little more compelling as it progresses because Lisa Kudrow (as the straight-arrow first Mrs. Holmes, who halfway stood with him despite her disgust) ends up being surprisingly well cast. She engages in some very un-Friends-like fiery exchanges that also give Kilmer his best scenes.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
There seem to be some impressive performances here, though it's not always easy to tell because director James Cox is always feverishly cutting away to something or other.
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38

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
It's hard to care what really happened on Wonderland Ave. when the audience hates the neighborhood.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

Sordid, brutal and depressing.
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25

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
While "Boogie Nights" was a dirge for the death of pleasure (which coincided with the death of the porn-film industry), Wonderland is death warmed over. Literally.
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43 out of 100
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