116 mins
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Timothée Chalamet plays a young Willy Wonka in this story of how the chocolate kingpin met the Oompa-Loompas. From the... More

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Wonka | Ratings & Reviews

"Spectacular, imaginative, sweet-natured and funny."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"(A) fun, rousing, impeccably staged, jaw-droppingly old-fashioned musical."


"(Willy Wonka is) stripped of any edge that might have made him interesting."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"The most fun you'll have in a cinema all year."

The TelegraphThe Telegraph

"Chalamet is a bit miscast in this otherwise magical Roald Dahl prequel."


"Doesn’t fully honour the subversive charm of the Wilder movie, but it has a sweetness of its own."


"(A) sweet and spirited holiday delight."


"Relentlessly wacky and over-the-top, everything in it is too contrived to care about."


"A satisfying, harmless confection."

USA TodayUSA Today

"While King and Chalamet don’t necessarily break that mold, their collaboration leaves a lovely imprint."

A.V. ClubA.V. Club

"Timothée Chalamet is a great Wonka."

Black Girl NerdsBlack Girl Nerds

"(Chalamet's) enthusiasm is both genuine and infectious."

Screen DailyScreen Daily

"Chalamet seems to be a Gene Wilder fan, but he can’t live up to the original candyman."

The Globe and MailThe Globe and Mail

"A lively, winsome pleasure."

Vanity FairVanity Fair

"A beguiling way to spend 116 minutes, perfectly anchored by Chalamet’s benevolent dandy."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

"(Grant) delights, but... Chalamet struggles with anodyne songs and an aimless plot."

The TimesThe Times

"It gets busy, but the cast, songs and spirit soar."

Total FilmTotal Film

"Timothée Chalamet shines... with his buoyant performance."


"Guaranteed to soften the hearts of even the most cynical of viewers."

South China Morning PostSouth China Morning Post

"Chalamet’s performance sticks in the mind even if the new songs don’t."

Little White LiesLittle White Lies

"A whole lot of sugar and whimsy but not much substance."

Entertainment WeeklyEntertainment Weekly

"(Chalamet) gives it his all, including plenty of not-bad/not-great singing."


"Not so much a world of pure imagination as a land of constant cuteness."

New York PostNew York Post

"The terrifying scale of pep works only because of Chalamet."

Financial TimesFinancial Times

"Whimsical and charming."

The Straits TimesThe Straits Times

"A disheartening and manic buffet of corporatised whimsy."


Wonka | Details

PG, Mild themes and violence, some scenes may scare young children
Kids & Family, Musical
Country of origin