A WRINKLE IN TIME

Rating: PG
Length: 109 mins
Cast:
Storm Reid, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Oprah Winfrey.

After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him.

“A story about the power of goodness which is bolstered by the sincerity of its optimism, A Wrinkle In Time is a fantasy to believe in. Adapting Madeleine L’Engle’s acclaimed children’s novel, director Ava DuVernay emphasises an emotional clarity and narrative simplicity that allows the book’s sci-fi examination of friendship, family and forgiveness to resonate with almost mythic force. This Wrinkle features plenty of gorgeous costumes and eye-popping visual flair, but it slowly builds to a sustained emotional punch while capturing some of the family-film pleasures of bygone Disney live-action efforts.A ROUSING FAMILY ADVENTURE” SCREEN INTERNATIONAL.

“I’ll get this out of the way: I haven’t read Madeleine L’Engle’s beloved science-fiction adventure novel A Wrinkle in Time, but I have seen Ava DuVernay’s heart-on-its-sleeve adaptation. No doubt there will be those who compare and contrast the book and the film, as L’Engle’s words have touched the childhoods of so many, but I’m going in fresh. And while I cannot fold time and return to my youth to experience what it would be like to find comfort in the fictions of a woman who deeply understood children’s fears and insecurities, I can say that as an adult, I was transported by DuVernay’s adaptation to the mind-set of my girlhood — embarrassing insecurities and all. This is not a cynic’s film. It is, instead, unabashedly emotional.” VILLAGE VOICE.

“At a recent screening, the filmmaker herself seemed eager to manage expectations. In a taped prologue, Director DuVernay urged filmgoers to watch the movie while in touch with their “inner child,” a useful piece of advice for a movie that turns out to be a kids’ film, for better and for worse. “A Wrinkle in Time” may not be an epic game-changer on par with “Wonder Woman” and “Black Panther,” to which it has already been unfairly compared. Yet this pleasing if modest fantasy ad­ven­ture possesses all the strengths and weaknesses of its source material, with DuVernay’s sensibility suffusing the enterprise with a timely sense of urgency and relevance….beautiful to watch” WASHINGTON POST.

“Faithful to the affirmative democratic intelligence of the book, is also committed to serving its most loyal and susceptible audience. This is, unapologetically, a children’s movie, by turns gentle, thrilling and didactic…” NEW YORK TIMES.

“Sincerity alone doesn’t make a film worth seeing, but the sincerity of “A Wrinkle in Time” is very much something to see. No less than the novel, this fearlessly emotional picture builds to a bracing, unapologetically sentimental celebration of the power of love. And it’s here, in her focus on family bonds strong enough to span light years, that DuVernay finds her way fully onto L’Engle’s wavelength. She has made a movie that believes fervently that a young girl’s imagination can change, challenge and even save the world. I went in believing as much myself, but walking out, I believed it a little bit more.” LOS ANGELES TIMES.

Official Trailer