The story of a young boy in the Midwest is told simultaneously with a tale about a young girl in New York from fifty years ago as they both seek the same mysterious connection.

Wonderstruck Details

Title Wonderstruck
Air Date Oct 20, 2017
Runtime 120 Minutes
Networks Killer Films, FilmNation Entertainment, Amazon Studios, Picrow, Cinetic Media,
Genres Drama,
Country United States of America,
Languages en,

Wonderstruck Casts

Wonderstruck REVIEWS

  • right there with you

    October 26th, 2017

    Greetings again from the darkness. If you know an adolescent who is ready to step up from comic book movies, this would be a terrific introduction to more emotionally dramatic and narrative-driven cinema. That's certainly not meant to imply that director Todd Haynes' latest is only for kids, or even that it's aimed at that demographic. Instead, it...

  • Stopping wonder if it makes sense, and just sit back and enjoy

    October 19th, 2017

    Director Todd Haynes ("Carol") has brought forth yet another slow paced film with "Wonderstruck". Containing almost no dialogue, the strong score (by Carter Burwell) fills the void of the voices and provides all the sounds of the emotions and environment in which the two main terrific child actors Ben (Oakes Fegley "Pete's Dragon") and Rose (relat...

  • Transition from book to film totally quite succeed...

    October 14th, 2017

    ...but it is far from a failure.. Usually, I refrain from commenting on films which I have been fortunate enough to see prior to release, but in this case, I am making an exception.. The early reviews I have seen, including the two posted here, realize that the work product is indeed problematic, and, while they don't say so, they ought to underst...

  • Wonderstruck (2017)

    October 22nd, 2017

    Carol was one of the best films I saw in 2015, as a matter of fact its probably the best film of that year. Everything about that film was so right. I really like Todd Haynes. Safe is also a fantastic film. I did like Far From Heaven and I'm Not There, though I'm not as crazy about those two. I saw the trailer for Wonderstruck and thought it looke...

  • "Night At the Museum" of a very different kind

    November 11th, 2017

    "Wonderstruck" (2017 release; 116 min.) brings the story of two kids, Ben and Rose, set 50 years apart, in 1977 and 1927, respectively. As the movie opens, we are told it's "Gunflint, Minnesota, 1977", and we see Ben grieving for his mom, the own librarian who recently dies in a car crash. One evening while trying to make a phone call, Ben is stru...

  • A Shining Gem in the Cinematic "Cabinet of Wonders"

    October 30th, 2017

    Wonderstruck is a shining gem in the cinematic "cabinet of wonders." The film is adapted from the book Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick, the same author who wrote Hugo Cabret. Directed by Todd Haynes and written by Brian Selznick, the film envelopes you in its beautifully detailed vision of old New York. The movie stars Oakes Fegley, Julianne Moore ...

  • I really, really wanted to like this more than I did.

    October 24th, 2017

    This film has two things going for it that meant I should have loved it. It was written Brian Selznick...the same person who wrote the wonderful "Hugo"...a terrific film that inexplicably lost a ton of money. And, it features two main characters who are deaf...and since I use sign language and have a deaf daughter, I really wanted to love it. But,...

  • A little wonder of a film

    October 21st, 2017

    Todd Haynes is, first and foremost, a cinema stylist (CAROL, FAR FROM HEAVEN). And WONDERSTUCK certainly gives him ample opportunity to show off that talent: Two time periods (1927 and 1977), each shot as a 'period film' (black and white and silent for '27, and grainy 70s style for '77). Further, the film follows two young people who are deaf so e...

  • It's magical even when the characters can't hear.

    November 10th, 2017

    The title Wonderstruck, a film about the mysterious connections between parents and kids, suggests the magic of being curious and young and the powerful forces of nature and family. Parallel stories of 12 year old Ben (Oakes Fegley) in rural Minnesota around 1977 and 12 year old Rose (Millicent Simmonds) in 1927 NYC eventually link in a way that o...

  • Utterly charming mystery with fantastic art direction

    November 18th, 2017

    Wonderstruck is a beautifully told story that surprises you because there is little dialogue. The story ties together two deaf children, a girl in 1927, and a boy in 1977, both of whom go to New York searching for family but discover more than expected at the Natural History Museum. . The 1927 scenes are shot in black and white and take on that sl...

Wonderstruck Movie Alternate Links