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.
An evocative movie with a vaguely disappointing narrative that doesn’t justify the patience viewers must exhibit.
Although hewing close to the established facts, the movie amps up the sentimental content for maximum effect.
Has moments of emotional resonance but the overall experience feels flat and familiar.
Functions more as a diversion than a fully satisfying motion picture, although, for something streaming on Netflix, a “diversion” is usually good enough.