You have to believe it to see it.
Dustin Hoffman, Natalie Portman, Zach Mills, Jason Bateman
|Music||Alexandre Desplat, Aaron Zigman|
|Editing||Sabrina Plisco, Steven Weisberg|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|SA distributor||Nu Metro|
|Produced by||Mandate Pictures, FilmColony, Walden Media, Gang of Two Productions|
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|Category||Score (-50 to 50)|
|Wanton Violence / Crime|
|Impudence / Hate|
|Drugs / Alcohol|
|Offence to God|
|Murder / Suicide|
|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
||Topics to talk about
What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Sheri Linden Slightly charming whimsical detour.
Jacques Lieberberg 'n Stewige, genotlike prent oor die wonder van kindwees.
Peter Feldman We all need a little bit of magic this holiday season and this could just be the source.
|Chicago Sunday Times|
Roger Ebert This isn't quite the over-the-top fantasy you'd like it to be, but it's a charming enough little movie, and probably the younger you are, the more charming.
Adam Nayman Producing a film that endeavors to help children cope with questions of existence is all well and good, but kind of pointless when there isn't a shred of life in it.
James Berardinelli It's plodding and at times tedious and it never really goes anywhere.
As it stands, about the only fun thing about Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium is its rhyming title, and that's clearly not enough to make us believe, or care, as much as we should.
Tomatometer Colorful visuals and talented players can't make up for a bland story.
What the People say
1036 Netizens Magical
Average .. 45%