Metacritic Movie Ratings
To the Wonder Reviews

3.0

58

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.

  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-TimesRoger Ebert

    There will be many who find To the Wonder elusive and too effervescent. They'll be dissatisfied by a film that would rather evoke than supply. I understand that, and I think Terrence Malick does, too. But here he has attempted to reach more deeply than that: to reach beneath the surface, and find the soul in need.

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  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyOwen Gleiberman

    Through the character of a saddened priest, Malick seems to be saying that the reason for our breakups, for our fragmented lives and relationships, is that we can no longer see God. If we could, we would be whole again. That may be true, but in To the Wonder, it's Terrence Malick who isn't letting his characters be whole.

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  • 40

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    Having been deeply moved — though often exasperated — by Terrence Malick's previous film, "The Tree of Life," I don't have the heart to belabor the failings of his new one, which is depressed and deeply depressing. The only thing that's wonderful in To the Wonder is the imagery.

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  • 38

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    Never was a film so visually stunning and so intolerable as To the Wonder.

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  • 30

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterTodd McCarthy

    A film that seems drained of life and ideas rather than sustained by them.

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