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"Burton's most imaginative film in some time. Mike Scott, New Orleans Times-Picayune
|19-year-old alice returns to the magical world from her childhood adventure, where she reunites with her old friends and learns of her true destiny: to end the red queen's reign of terror.|
"Tim Burton, plus Alice, plus 3D equals an unforgettable, one-of-a-kind movie experience. Pete Hammond, Boxoffice Magazine
Director and subject matter make for a perfect marriage in Tim Burton?s version of the Lewis Carroll classic. ALICE IN WONDERLAND stars frequent Burton collaborator Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, DEFIANCE?s Mia Wasikowska as Alice, and Anne Hathaway as the White Queen.
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"Burton has delivered a subversively witty, brilliantly cast, whimsically appointed dazzler that also manages to hit all the emotionally satisfying marks."
"[With] moments of delight, humor and bedazzlement....To be sure, the design, effects, makeup and technical work is of a high order."
3 stars out of 4 -- "Burton is above all a brilliant visual artist, and his film is a pleasure to regard..."
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[E]ngaging and amusing....As Alice, Mia Wasikowska is pitch perfect, looking the part and capturing her sense of innocence.'
4.5 stars out of 5 -- "Director Tim Burton returns to his 'A' game with this magnificent, visually stunning movie that is not only one of his best, it is indeed a wonder."
Wall Street Journal
"Every scene brings something new and remarkable....It's more gothic than Victorian and slightly tinctured with danger, but fully equipped with the sort of exuberant action that sits well in movie theaters..."
3 stars out of 4 -- "Burton finely balances excess and restraint to create an absorbing, visually rich world of his very own."
"Burton uses the dank, claustrophobic aesthetic to an interesting effect....Bonham Carter is delectable as the wicked, capricious Red Queen..."
"Bonham Carter gets laughs, whether she's warming her feet on a squealing pig or ordering decapitations like lattes....Depp is a marvel as the Hatter..."
3 stars out of 5 -- "[R]ealised exquisitely, with spectacular 3-D, a haunting design for Wonderland, a seamless meeting of live action with animation, and a great deal of twisted charm."
Sight and Sound
"The resulting film works perfectly as a child-friendly fantasy..."
Chicago Sun-Times 8 of 10
As a young reader, I found Alice in Wonderland creepy and rather distasteful. Alice's adventures played like a series of encounters with characters whose purpose was to tease, puzzle and torment her. Few children would want to go to wonderland, and none would want to stay. The problem may be that I encountered the book too young and was put off by the alarming John Tenniel illustrations. Why did Alice have such deep, dark eye sockets? Why couldn't Wonderland be cozy like the world of Pooh? Watching the 1951 Disney film, I feared the Cheshire Cat was about to tell me something I didn't want to know...This is a Wonderland that holds perils for Alice, played by Wasikowska with beauty and pluck. The Red Queen wishes her ill, and the White Queen (Anne Hathaway) wishes her well, perhaps because both are formed according to the rules of Wonderland queens. To be sure, the insecure White Queen doesn't exhaust herself in making Alice welcome. The Queens, the Mad Hatter, Alice, the Knave of Hearts (Crispin Glover) and presumably Tweedledee and Tweedledum are versions of humans; the others are animated, voiced with great zest by such as Stephen Fry (Cheshire), Alan Rickman (Absolem the Caterpillar), Michael Sheen (White Rabbit), Christopher Lee (Jabberwocky), Timothy Spall (Bayard) and Barbara Windsor (Dormouse)...Why does Alice in Wonderland have to end with an action sequence? Characters not rich enough? Story run out? Little minds, jazzed by sugar from the candy counter, might get too worked up without it? Or is it that executives, not trusting their artists and timid in the face of real stories, demand an action climax as insurance? Insurance of what? That the story will have a beginning and a middle but nothing so tedious as an ending?
- Roger Ebert