Metacritic Movie Ratings
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium Reviews

3.0

48

out of 100

Metascore®
Mixed or average reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-TimesRoger Ebert

    Hoffman has countless characters inside of him, and this is one of his nicest.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago TribuneMichael Phillips

    Twenty or 30 minutes into Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium the urge to flee may rise within you like an oceanic tide. But stick with it. The film is very sweet--in fact it represents the dawn of a new sport, Extreme Whimsy.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    Writer/director Zach Helm, who wrote "Stranger Than Fiction," achieves bursts of charm and whimsy, but not quite enough magic to elicit a consistent sense of wonderment.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterSheri Linden

    For all its playful touches and neat-o nostalgia for nondigital entertainment, the whimsy feels forced.

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  • 0

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyOwen Gleiberman

    Mr. Magorium, who is 243 years old (so are his jokes), is a cross between Willy Wonka and Geppetto, but Hoffman plays him with little more than a goofy dumb lisp, achieved by tucking his lower lip under his upper teeth, so that he looks just as rabbity-stoopid as he sounds.

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