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About the Movie
Ben and Rose are children from two different eras who secretly wish their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he has never known, while Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. When Ben discovers a puzzling clue in his home and Rose reads an enticing headline in the newspaper, both children set out on quests that unfold with mesmerizing symmetry to find what they are missing.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 156
- Fresh: 108
- Rotten: 48
- Average Rating: 6.7/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: There's hardly a moment here that isn't gorgeously framed, and Haynes seems to take particular pleasure in meticulously re-creating the Manhattan street scenes of two such distinctive decades.
Rotten: "Wonderstruck" fails to convince, so intent is Haynes on banishing loose ends and slotting each coincidence into place. The result is itself a kind of diorama: exquisitely detailed, assembled with infinite care, but lacking the breath of life.
Fresh: Haynes has always favored a quietude in his movies, and he's extremely well-suited to this material. It's a fairy tale full of earned sentiment.
Fresh: If you're the right impressionable age - 9 or 10 or 11 - "Wonderstruck" may possibly strike you as the best movie ever made.