Wonder Wheel Reviews

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October 10, 2019
... the finished product feels like a lot of individual performances that don't quite fit together.
June 4, 2019
Wonder Wheel is the reheated leftovers of better films, elevated by some truly extraordinary camera work by a legendary cinematographer.
January 8, 2019
If matters outside of film making mean this is one of (Allen's) final movies, it's a flat note to go out on.
August 30, 2018
Do yourself a favor and just watch "Blue Jasmine."
August 25, 2018
Of course not all films need to be profound analysis of the human condition, but Allen fails to deliver at least an entertaining melodrama.
August 24, 2018
The parallels between Allen's own forbidden love for the step-daughter of his girlfriend and the plot of this story are awfully blatant.
August 20, 2018
Wonder Wheel emphasizes standard Allen-isms like guilt, fate, jealousy and betrayal, giving his detractors ammunition to say he's just making the same movie again and again.
June 27, 2018
Although we are mercifully spared an Allen stand-in on-screen, many uncomfortable traits and many old-fashioned ideas about men and women do persist.
March 14, 2018
The reality is that the director with his prolific career, has simply exceptional films, and... [Wonder Wheel"] is not one of them. [Full review in Spanish]
March 12, 2018
Winslet puts up a spirited fight, but the part is too obviously a retread of Cate Blanchett's in Blue Jasmine, itself a retread of Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire
March 12, 2018
The film's look evokes the 50s flashbacks in Annie Hall, but it's joyless, clumsy stuff, pastiche Clifford Odets.
March 12, 2018
It looks great but the stagey dialogue grates and the plot leaves a bitter aftertaste.
March 12, 2018
Allen was no doubt aiming for the luxuriant melancholy of a Douglas Sirk film or the brash sleaze of Vincente Minnelli's Some Came Running. However, there's an oily, deep-fried quality ...
March 12, 2018
There is nothing wonderful here, apart from Kate Winslet.
March 10, 2018
A thinly plotted misfire that gets on the nerves rather than under the skin.
March 9, 2018
Amazon Studios has clearly got more money than sense if it didn't realise a cast of self-obsessed characters yapping on endlessly about their problems would be a cinematic turn- off.
March 8, 2018
Winslet seems to be fighting a war against Allen's direction, and everything goes to pot.
March 8, 2018
The plot and the structure undercut the affection Allen has for his salt-of-the-seaside characters. The writer-director falls in love with a tidy narrative arc that ends up more like a vicious circle.
March 7, 2018
There is lots of expository dialogue and characters saying lines like: "I've become consumed with jealousy!"
March 7, 2018
Wonder Wheel and its recent predecessors suggest that Allen is not just out of favour but out of ideas. You get the feeling that, one way or other, time's up.
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