Perhaps the “Wonder” in "Wonder Wheel" is that anyone agreed to produce something so tired, joyless, and uninspired.
Starts strongly but the qualities that make the first 20 minutes harrowing drain away and the movie morphs into an unsatisfying excursion into fantasy-tinged horror.
The disappointment of what this movie could have been dogs it as it navigates safe, predictable roads to a preordained conclusion.
An evocative movie with a vaguely disappointing narrative that doesn’t justify the patience viewers must exhibit.
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’s always a place for good acting, clever dialogue, and a sense of humor, even if the narrative teeters between incidental and irrelevant.
A engaging story anchored by two powerful performances, with Glenn Close being is as ferocious as she has ever been.
"Wonder Woman" may be the best straightforward comic book-inspired movie since Christopher Nolan was making his Batman films.
This is a vital, original, and emotionally potent chapter to one of the longest-running movie series out there.
The narrative effectively marries the character based-aspects with the mystery-thriller ones.