Don’t waste your money: Oprah Winfrey’s new movie, “A Wrinkle in Time,” hammered by critics

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Oprah Winfrey stars in a new movie (opened 3/9/18), A Wrinkle in Time, which critics are lambasting. About the movie:

“A Wrinkle in Time is a 2018 American science fantasy adventure film directed by Ava DuVernay from a screenplay by Jennifer Lee, based on the 1962 novel of the same name by Madeleine L’Engle. The film stars Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Peña, Storm Reid, Zach Galifianakis, and Chris Pine, and follows a young girl who, with the help of three astral travelers, sets off on a quest to find her father, who went missing after discovering a new planet.”

According to Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 42% based on 97 reviews and an average rating of 5.2/10. Some of the reviews:

  • A socially progressive viewpoint, diverse casting and crew members, positive role models and hopeful upbeat messages are one thing, but a good time at the movies is another thing entirely. The movie isn’t scary, suspenseful, gripping in the least.”
  • “But this movie relied so heavily on the glinting plastic toolbox of CGI that the magic just never arrived. The kid in me left the theater sadly disappointed.
  • “The director not only fails to capture the childlike wonder of A Wrinkle in Time; she also reveals herself to be a terrible director of children.”
  • “It’s impossible to not cheer for the message of A Wrinkle in Time-But those messages should be conveyed organically, through plot and character. Here, they have all the subtlety of a promoted tweet.”
  • “Well-intentioned, well-acted, but a bit of a mess.”


Another Hollyweird movie I won’t be seeing.


35 responses to “Don’t waste your money: Oprah Winfrey’s new movie, “A Wrinkle in Time,” hammered by critics

  1. Oooop…rah!… Another one bites the dust. Trash can, please!

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  2. Isn’t the colour of her hair cultural appropriation? Lol…

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  3. A wrinkle in time saves nine


  4. Some cowering white gal writing at Vanity Fair says Oprah is part Glynda the Good Witch and part Maya Angelou, when the truth is probably more like a laughably PC Aunt Jemima—making this maybe one of the best unintended comedy hits in some time.

    Apparently this movie is so incredibly bad that its awkwardness is now being spun as its authenticity, as well its risible pseudo-profundity being not meaningless drivel but rather empowering, which in today’s PC world means it’s opposite, as in unmerited privilege and position for women and blacks, or better yet both as in this case. But, I wouldn’t sit in a movie theater if admission was free, so I’ll have to rely on others to bring home the laughs on this one.

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  5. Strike one: I hated that book. Strike two: Hollywood, today, makes movies catering to 6th graders. Strike three: it stars Okra Wintry. Go see Darkest Hour.

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  6. Reblogged this on kommonsentsjane and commented:

    Reblogged on kommonsentsjane/blogkommonsents.

    Don’t waste your money according to the critics.

    Don’t want to have anything to do with Winfrey – she used the white people to climb the ladder and look at her now. But that is the way life is when people get rich – they forget who brought to the dance.

    When she whines about America and Donald Trump – she is whining about the American people who voted him in.

    And besides she is riding on Obama’s “magic carpet.”


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    • Jane, true about the magic carpet, I can’t wait till it’s pulled from under her and she falls flat on her ass!

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    • Honest history will not be kind to Obama and I think the upcoming generation is going to take a dim view of the people who slobbered over him. They’re going to look around at the disastrous policies that led to their vastly diminished condition of life and treat the Winreys of the world as the cause of their misery. Won’t happen in our lifetimes but it’s a coming.

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  7. Saint Oprah. 😇 My husband was telling me that she calls her big mansion “The Promised Land” , and she named the trees in her yard after the Apostles. Oprah is a snake in the grass. She wants people to believe she has some kind of holiness about her, yet she denies that Jesus is the only way. In fact, she more than denies Jesus, she scoffs at Him and berates people who tell her she is wrong. She hyped and promoted books by all of her new age gurus, one of which said that Christ’s journey to the cross should be the last useless journey ever made.

    Something about Oprah has always turned my stomach, even back in the 80s when her show first came on. I couldn’t figure out what it was about her that drew in so many people. Something in my spirit knew she was a phony and a false teacher, I guess. I can honestly say that the mere sight of her makes my skin crawl. I think she is a true disciple of that original 🐍 snake 🐍 in the grass. The one that slithered through the Garden of Eden and caused the entire creation to fall.

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    • Yeah, she’s as “holy” as Marie Leveau.

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    • Maryaha . . . . I’m with you 100%. I avoid “All Things Oprah.” I suppose when she first came out, I thought it was wonderful that a black woman could make it big. Now, I see that she is an ungodly woman, and I want no part of her or her enterprises.

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      • I’m with you, Auntie!

        I remember exactly the first time I saw Oprah’s show. I remember it so well because it was three days before my son was born in January 1988. I laid down to rest and her show was on. Her guest was a woman who claimed she could “channel” some Asian guru that lived like a thousand years ago. I thought I was watching a comedy, it was so ridiculous! The woman was absurd, speaking with an Asian accent in broken English. What I really couldn’t believe was that people, mainly women, would sit and watch this nonsense and actually believe it. That is what told me from the beginning that Oprah is, was, and always will be a charlatan.😎

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      • I fully agree Auntie. I think the adoration came for those hoping to cash in on a freebies she gave out. Like the cars that the people had to pay licenses and taxes on.

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  8. It was much better as an animated movie in the ’70s.

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  9. If I were Oprah, I wouldn’t be talking about “wrinkles” …

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  10. Like I don’t know better than to waste money on the grand old oprah.


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  11. Thanks for the heads up but its the O, I wasnt going anyway.

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  12. (o) for Oprah!!!

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  13. Stick a fork in yourself, Oprah, YOU’RE DONE!

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  14. Hey, don’t laugh at The Oprah.

    If a lot of democrats have their way, this racist commie boob is going to be our next POTUS.

    LOL – Anybody want to buy a bridge?

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  15. ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ movie changed book’s Christian messaging and ending:

    H/t FOTM reader Big Lug

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  16. Far as I understand it, l’engle’s books were gnosticish anyway, she is often cited as “christian” but things present in the books and movies (the original movie having all those bizarre things like the gender bender “happy medium”, etc.) seem to suggest otheriwse, with “mystical” connotations… which would fit in well with the new apostoliic reformation cult, one of the proxies of the devil worshipers. Lest we forget they delighted in making that “noah” movie that pushed gnosticism, all the while billing it as if it were a Christian movie.

    I won’t fault her for use of plot devices like witches or magic etc. since I’m not one of those anti-imagination cultists that go slithering about these days, but something isn’t right about her stories, and they definitely don’t feel the same as things like “The Chronicles of Narnia” or even Tolkien’s works. Something about her don’t sit right, I have yet to be able to find anything of substance beyond that she worked at the st. john the divine cathedral “creepy location” (per vigilant citizen) for quite some time. Perhaps more research is called for.

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