Based on 506 votes and 139 reviews
Vapid and maudlin. A film for people who are too frail for real drama.
I liked the theme and the outcome. It was heartwarming and wonderful.
A very touching and well-acted movie that will appeal to both children and parents. A very pleasant surprise!
The kid was annoying. I'd have bopped him in the nose.
Very well done . Owen Wilson, Julia Roberts, and the supporting cast were excellent. A very good family movie with no bad language and a touching story . Enjoyed it over all although such a lovely outcome and happy ending less likely in today`s world .
I'm sorry but this freaked me out
This is the most amazing movie I have seen in years! I think everyone should watch this - lessons for all to be learned, especially kids of all ages (Kindergarten all the way thru school) - too much bullying going on. It teaches that everyone has issues, problems, disabilities - but they are all equal and should not be treated any less than the next person. A MUST TO SEE!!!!!!!!!
heart warming, real life issues, great parents.
A feel good movie with a child that has a genetic issue that makes him vulnerable to ridicule and bullying. A must see movie on every level.
Its a feel good movie. When there is so much bullying in the world, it's nice to see it turned around in this lovely movie.
If you're into phony moralizing, condescension, and intellectual dishonesty, this is the movie for you!
very good clean movie with good lessons.
This is an inspirational movie demonstrating how love and staying true to yourself in the end will be victorious.
Fantastic acting, of course. We're allowed to see the story of each character and one, especially, caught me by surprise. Fantastic movie!
Very emotional with great acting by the entire cast.
I loved it. The actors did a great job. Everyone should be required to see it. Maybe the world would be nicer if they did. Julia Roberts is a national treasure
wonderful movie , opens your eyes to not judge people ,,,,put yourself in there place
Wonderful movie! All families should see it! It is REAL protraying real life situations. Great springboard for family si Usions!
I loved this movie. As a teacher, I've experienced children going through life being different, and having to struggle through life trying to achieve relationships that the rest of us so easily achieve. We need more books and movies that teach life lessons, that unfortunately many children are not learning at home. Sensitivity can't be taught through a movie, but exposure to it cannot be a bad thing.
Beautiful and inspiring
This is a wonderful film about love and acceptance, and the cruel insensitive boors who post negative reviews are deficient and soulless germs. We should bully them. I bet if they had kids, they wouldn't like it if they were bullied. I hope their kids grow up to put them in a shady old folks home where they get bullied by the staff!! That'll learn em!
A very well made, sensitive, family film. This film was shown in a theater in Chicago on a Friday afternoon. There were two showings. The entire rooms were filled with school aged children between the ages 6-10. I thought that this was wonderful that teachers brought all of these kids to see a film that truly teaches tolerance and acceptance for children with handicaps or disfigurement. Some of the children cried but most of them applauded the film. I think that their reaction is the best review of the film. Go see it and ignore the dozens of reviews below that keep calling it schmaltzy, syrupy etc. All of these negative reviews appear to be written by the same insenstive young person with a very low IQ who uses the same words over and over to criticise the film.
Bizarre and unsettling.
I disliked the bullying scenes
The bullying scenes were funny.
Left out things from the book :(
Wonderful movie. Great acting by all. Touching message to all. This movie should be shown in all schools. Norma from NB Canada
I loved this movie. The acting was fabulous and the story so heartwarming! Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, and the young boy who played "Auggie", all deserve Oscar nominations. I cried a few times in this movie and the ending was perfect - a great, feel good movie for the holidays. If it wasn't good, it wouldn't have last 6 weeks at the box office!
I love wonder i cried basically throughout the whole movie
All the parents should bring their children to see this great movie, it educates them how to love and respect people. Great Job!
Wow! Awesome, this movie teaches the kids how to treat their classmates and friends in school.
Perfect Movie, perfect score!
My parents insist to take my boy and girl to watch this movie as they say it worth all the money.
When the story is perfect, who cares. Got to bring your kids to watch this awesome movie.
Beautiful movie, It teaches us what LOVE is. Top pick!
I cryed this movie was inspiring!!!
Corn syrup movie. You go and you learn how be kindness. Acting was lousy. You learn to love people and be kindness in a real life not from a movie. If the father of the boy was another actor probably I would given 5 stars but he is acting skills are lousy.
This is a true story about the interpersonal dynamics among kids in middle school. All are afraid to be different. All seek safety first in numbers. This story shows what happens to many children in public school--handicapped and otherwise--but without the assurance of this movie's wonderfully happy ending.
Very good movie. Great also for the younger people and lesson that way people look at you comes from way others view you.
If you decided to give this great movie a very low score, you should ask yourself why we should not learn how to love people.