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To The Wonder | Roger Ebert Review: A Few Characters In Search Of Transcendence

*This was the last movie review Roger Ebert filed

Roger Ebert

Released less than two years after his "The Tree of Life," an epic that began with the dinosaurs and peered into an uncertain future, Terrence Malick's "To the Wonder" is a film that contains only a handful of important characters and a few crucial moments in their lives. Although it uses dialogue, it's dreamy and half-heard, and essentially this could be a silent film — silent, except for its mostly melancholy music.

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ajax173458d ago

At least the last movie he reviewed wasn't something he disliked.

coolbeans3458d ago (Edited 3458d ago )

Yeah, it would've stuck for anyone to have something like The Host be their last movie review.

ajax173457d ago

I thought his last review was the host. Good thing it wasn't.

Sahil3453d ago

"There will be many who find "To the Wonder" elusive and too effervescent. They'll be dissatisfied by a film that would rather evoke than supply. I understand that, and I think Terrence Malick does, too. But here he has attempted to reach more deeply than that: to reach beneath the surface, and find the soul in need." ...the last paragraph Roger Ebert ever wrote.

aDDicteD3449d ago

a movie with ben affleck, rachel mcadams and directed by terrence malick is a good way to end eberts long and glamorous career as a film critic. the review was a positive so i guess it will deliver when i watch it.