Summary: Terrence Malick gets swept up in a bad love affair in picturesque Oklahoma and Magnolia does more than well by the visual and auditory splendor of the director's strangely ferocious sixth feature.
Conclusion: Terrence Malick's 'To the Wonder' is a cinematic tone poem consumed with passion and despair. Through beautiful images and stirring music, the film mediates on the wonders and sorrows of love. Despite some minor artifacts, the video transfer is simply breathtaking, and the audio mix is exceptional.
Summary: Terrence Malick's sixth film � starring Olga Kurylenko, Javier Bardem, Rachel McAdams, and Ben Affleck � has polarised critics worldwide but those able to tune into its unusual frequencies are rewarded with a deeply affecting experience.
Excerpt: Watching a Terrence Malick movie means being reminded that we live in nature, among the trees and other animals, with the heavens as a canopy. This should be a given, but it’s something people take entirely for granted—both in the movies and in everyday life.
Summary: Terrence Malick continues to take bold risks, courting ridicule and rapture in equal measure, with "To the Wonder," his first full-on treatment of that oldest of movie subjects, romantic love.