Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium
When Mr. Magorium (Hoffman), the proprietor of a magical toy store where all the toys are alive, announces that he will at long last hand over the reigns of his empire to his faithful cashier (Portman), the store decides to throw an unusual tantrum.
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Sweet magical tale will feed kids' toy cravings.
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Fresh: The trailers make the movie look like the ickiest kind of whimsy, accompanied by obstreperous special effects, but the film itself is gasp-worthy.
- Alonso Duralde, MSNBC, Thursday, June 24, 2010
Fresh: Like the store, the movie is chockablock with playthings -- puns, graphics, and music -- that make the life lessons easier to absorb.
- Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader, Friday, November 16, 2007
Rotten: ... never quite as magical as it wants to be.
- Andy Klein, Los Angeles CityBeat, Thursday, June 24, 2010
This cute little fairy tale about an ancient but quirky toy store owner with odd powers taking the matters of heritage for his store in his own hands is a deeply naive film. If you accept that or if you're young enough not to notice it between all those multi-colored toys, hugging monkeys and rockets, this is quite a charming and sweet film. Some parts feel a bit arbitrary and forced but there is no being mad at Dustin Hoffman when he does his little boy smile or when Natalie Portman finally finds her career of choice thanks to banker Jason Bateman. Kids should most certainly have fun with this, but even adults who still know about the feeling of wonder upon entering a toy store should have enjoyable 90 minutes with this little film.
- ironclad1609, Monday, January 2, 2012
Mr. Magoriums Crappy Emporium. This film was boring, and its exsistence is only for kids to come because of a magical toy store, woopdy freakin doo kids, have a magical time at this crap.
- DreamExtractor, Wednesday, August 17, 2011