Atom User Reviews for Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory 50th Anniversary presented by TCM
Simply a great movie.......dont bother with Tim Burtons version......only plus is Freddie Highmore.......this original rules!!
It was wonderful to see it on the big screen again. The video and audio were very well cleaned up and really great. And I have a major crush on Gene Wilder. 😉
Such a great movie, even better on the big screen. I noticed little things I haven't in the dozens of times I've watched it before.
Loved it the first time 50 years ago and still love it.
This is a family favorite of ours. Great to see it on the big screen.
My grandkids loved it!
Always a great flick! The kids loved it.
Awesome on the big screen
I loved this movie as a kid, and have seen it many times over the years well into adulthood - it's fun for everyone!
Nothen like the big screen.
We took my 13 year old daughter and our 12 year old niece - they loved it! After seeing it on the big screen they agree, there's nothing like the original!
Gene Wilder gives one of the most iconic performances in the history of the movies. It was fantastic to see this film once again on a big screen. A wonderful experience, and a great film.
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is probably the best film of its sort since The Wizard of Oz. It is everything that family movies usually claim to be, but aren't: Delightful, funny, scary, exciting, and, most of all, a genuine work of imagination. Willy Wonka is such a surely and wonderfully spun fantasy that it works on all kinds of minds, and it is fascinating because, like all classic fantasy, it is fascinated with itself.
There is, of course, Gene Wilder as Wonka, the reason most people think they like this movie, and he’s a wonderful actor quite capable of hitting Dahl’s ambivalences (and he has a lovely entrance), but Stuart’s clunky stop-and-start pace and sketchy tone give him nowhere to go.