"Burton has delivered a subversively witty, brilliantly cast, whimsically appointed dazzler that also manages to hit all the emotionally satisfying marks."
Hollywood Reporter - Michael Rechtshaffen (02/25/2010)
"[With] moments of delight, humor and bedazzlement....To be sure, the design, effects, makeup and technical work is of a high order."
Variety - Todd McCarthy (02/25/2010)
3 stars out of 4 -- "Burton is above all a brilliant visual artist, and his film is a pleasure to regard..."
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert (03/03/2010)
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[E]ngaging and amusing....As Alice, Mia Wasikowska is pitch perfect, looking the part and capturing her sense of innocence.'
USA Today - Claudia Puig (03/05/2010)
4.5 stars out of 5 -- "Director Tim Burton returns to his 'A' game with this magnificent, visually stunning movie that is not only one of his best, it is indeed a wonder."
Box Office - Pete Hammond (02/26/2010)
"Every scene brings something new and remarkable....It's more gothic than Victorian and slightly tinctured with danger, but fully equipped with the sort of exuberant action that sits well in movie theaters..."
Wall Street Journal (03/05/2010)
3 stars out of 4 -- "Burton finely balances excess and restraint to create an absorbing, visually rich world of his very own."
Washington Post (03/03/2010)
"Burton uses the dank, claustrophobic aesthetic to an interesting effect....Bonham Carter is delectable as the wicked, capricious Red Queen..."
Movieline - Michelle Orange (03/03/2010)
"Bonham Carter gets laughs, whether she's warming her feet on a squealing pig or ordering decapitations like lattes....Depp is a marvel as the Hatter..."
Rolling Stone - Peter Travers (03/18/2010)
3 stars out of 5 -- "[R]ealised exquisitely, with spectacular 3-D, a haunting design for Wonderland, a seamless meeting of live action with animation, and a great deal of twisted charm."
Empire - Angie Errigo (05/01/2010)
"The resulting film works perfectly as a child-friendly fantasy..."
Sight and Sound - Lisa Mullen (05/01/2010)