(I) (2010)

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90
A fantastical romp that proves every bit as transporting as that movie about the blue people of Pandora, his "Alice" is more than just a gorgeous 3D sight to behold.
88
When it comes to 3-D visual splendors, give me Wonderland over Pandora any day.
75
"Alice" plays better as an adult hallucination, which is how Burton rather brilliantly interprets it until a pointless third act flies off the rails.
75
If there were truth-in-titling, Burton's movie rightly would be called "Alice in Narnia: With Stops at Disneyland, the Shire, Rohan, Naboo, and Oz."
75
The movie won't be for everyone -- it's a little rough for preteens, and it doesn't throw many laughs the audience's way -- but along with "Sweeney Todd," this is Burton's most interesting project in a decade
75
Burton finely balances excess and restraint to create an absorbing, visually rich world of his very own.
63
Still, even Disney and a PG rating can't bury Burton's subversive wit. Like Carroll, he's a master at dressing up psychic wounds in fantasy.
60
It tends to get lost in its own delirium, which will enchant some and drive others bonkers.
50
In the film's rather humdrum 3-D, the place doesn't dazzle - it droops.
40
It has its successful moments but it's surprisingly inert overall, more like a Burton derivative than something he actually did himself.
40
Wall Street Journal
The most surprising thing about Alice in Wonderland is its general lack of surprise.
25
Its single biggest failing - an affront to Lewis Carroll and the charms of nonsense literature - is that it makes sense.

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