Alice in Wonderland Reviews
03.03.10 by REELZ
Tim Burton's take on the classic fairy tale looks great on paper. But then so did Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
"...a thoroughly enjoyable spectacle..."
— Michael Rechtshaffen, Hollywood Reporter
"...has its moments of delight, humor and bedazzlement. But it also becomes more ordinary as it goes along, building to a generic battle climax similar to any number of others in CGI-heavy movies of the past few years."
— Todd McCarthy, Variety
"...a succession of fantastically gothic pranks — noisy, exhausting, and under-realized, but also frequently dazzling and frightening."
— Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
"...a strange brew indeed: murky, diffuse, and meandering, set not in a Wonderland that pops with demented life but in a world called Underland that's like a joyless, bombed-out version of Wonderland. It looks like a CGI head trip gone postapocalyptic. In the film's rather humdrum 3-D, the place doesn't dazzle — it droops."
— Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"...casually absurd, off-handed in its violence, and doggedly on message. The movie is not just three-dimensional but blatantly programmatic."
— J. Hoberman, Village Voice