There are moments of pathos and deft comedy but, overall, "Before We Vanish" is overlong, poorly paced, and scattershot.
Despite some great acting, this is a largely unpleasant viewing experience and the downbeat tone isn’t helped by a narrative that flits back and forth in time without rhyme or reason.
It’s a serviceable thriller at best although Christopher Plummer’s late-to-the-party performance is worthy of praise.
The central character is as small figuratively as he is literally, and that limits the movie’s capacity to enthrall and engage.
From its imagination-tinged opening to its Kumbaya ending, "Wonder" never forgets that its mission is to provide a non-threatening, warm-and-fuzzy experience.
There are worse ways to get some cheap laughs and the warm, fuzzy feeling that comes with any rendition of “kumbaya.”
A little like "The Purge" in an office building with the best moments coming in the early-going.
Boasts a lighter tone but regurgitates the basic story of every other superhero team-up.
A plot-by-numbers sit-com movie that tries hard (perhaps too hard) to reproduce the elements that made its predecessor successful.
The interminable setup and unfocused ending bookend an otherwise engaging experience.