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159 Ratings

A Wrinkle in Time

Directed by Ava DuVernay
United States, 2018
Sci-Fi, Drama


After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send her, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him.

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A Wrinkle in Time Directed by Ava DuVernay
The movie [retreats] to the narrative safety of a dimly conceived showdown between good and evil. All of which is padding around the main event: Meg’s becoming. That becoming is both a smaller and a bigger story than it might seem. It is something to watch with wonder, and to savor holding in mind the real kids and the actual transformation DuVernay’s heartfelt vision might manage, despite everything, to inspire.
March 23, 2018
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While there are moments that gesture towards greatness, the film fails to sustain visual or narrative satisfaction. Instead, there’s something halting and overly cautious that prevents this bonkers kiddie fable (young teen travels through time and space to search for her lost physicist father, aided by three astral guardians) from taking flight.
March 23, 2018
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Fraught by a scattered plot and jolting camerawork, A Wrinkle in Time suffers from the double-edged sword that is DuVernay’s affect-oriented sensitivity, a keenness that, in this instance, operates as an Achilles heel. . . . The rifts only widen when A Wrinkle in Time forcefully introduces a mythology that replaces L’Engle’s Christianity with a strain of uninspired humanism.
March 10, 2018
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