'A Wrinkle in Time' review: Disney's space odyssey leads to Oprah and beyond

Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune on

Published in Entertainment News

"A Wrinkle in Time" is a different matter. A lot of the changes and the general de-vanilla-izing of the faces on screen increase the access points for a wider modern audience. And I suspect -- I hope -- many will find DuVernay's "A Wrinkle in Time" a powerfully emotional experience. The daughter/father reunion sequence is a standout, and the director's finest shot -- Meg's climactic slow-motion leap through the ribbons and curtains of time and space -- suggests something truly beautiful and transporting. I wanted more of the movie to feel that way. It's a work of considerable imagination that doesn't quite soar.


2.5 stars

MPAA rating: PG (for thematic elements and some peril)

Running time: 1:49

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