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  • Blu-Ray trailer for this classic fantasy film starring Gene Wilder
  • Blu-Ray trailer for this classic fantasy film starring Gene Wilder

Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

Charlie receives a golden ticket to a factory, his sweet tooth wants going into the lushing candy, it turns out there's an adventure in everything.

Cast

  • Gene Wilder
  • Jack Albertson
  • Peter Ostrum
  • Roy Kinnear
  • Julie Dawn Cole
  • Leonard Stone
  • Denise Nickerson
  • Nora Denney
  • Paris Themmen
  • Ursula Reit

Did You Know?

Trivia

  • Julie Dawn Cole (Veruca Salt) hated chocolate.
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Goofs

  • The wire holding the Wonkavator is visible as it flies over the city (or at least as it breaks through the ceiling at 01:36:56).
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Quotes

    • Mr. Beauregarde: Don't talk to me about contracts, Wonka, I use them myself. They're strictly for suckers.
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A movie from our childhood! Love it on the big screen!

KD
Kari D

Metacritic

100

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.

Metacritic review by Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
50

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.

Metacritic review by Chuck Bowen
Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine