Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium

Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium
  • G
  • 1h 35m
  • 2007
Rotten38%
Common Sense Media Iconage 6+
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Natalie Portman and Dustin Hoffman co-star in this delightful family adventure about an eccentric toy proprietor who wants to retire, much to the consternation of his magical store.
© 2007 Walden Media, LLC. All rights reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Rotten38%
Critics Consensus: Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium's title is much more fun that the film itself, as the colorful visuals and talented players can't make up for a bland story.
Reviews
Guardian
Xan Brooks
Rotten

You'd have to be a Scrooge to take against this, though it could use a little more Roald Dahl-ish...

June 21, 2017
BBC.com
Kate Lloyd
Rotten

No doubt intended to be a Christmas blockbuster - this pretty looking film is ultimately all wrapp...

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Derek Adams
Rotten

Let's not be too Scrooge-like; there are pockets of charm, and some of the effects are quite good.

June 21, 2017
Ebert & Roeper
Richard Roeper
Rotten

It's so intent on being whimsical, so aware of its own whimsicality, that it ends up being not ver...

March 3, 2019
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Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media Iconage 6+
Common Sense Says
Sweet magical tale will feed kids' toy cravings.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this sweet, family-friendly fantasy is brimming with product placement, though most of it's in context (you can't really make a movie about a magic toy store without toys...). Plus, the positive messages about friendship, trust, finding your potential, and believing in yourself overshadow most of the branding. There isn't any violence, but the store does throw a temper tantrum that sends toys flying after patrons (the red walls also fade to gray, and the toys lose their spark and color). A significant death, while presented in an idealized way to fit in with the tone of the film, is handled gently and poignantly; there are some sad scenes, but it's peaceful overall (though really young kids may need further explanation of how death really works). A young boy is looked at as a loner and has trouble making friends with other kids.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Family, Comedy
  • Release Date:November 16, 2007
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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