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      Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical

      PG Released Dec 9, 2022 1h 57m Kids & Family Musical Comedy Drama Fantasy TRAILER for Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical: Trailer 1 List Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical: Trailer 1 Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical: Trailer 1 2:11 Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical: Teaser Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical: Teaser 1:11 View more videos
      93% Tomatometer 95 Reviews 72% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings An extraordinary girl with a sharp mind and vivid imagination takes a daring stand to change her story -- with miraculous results. Read More Read Less Watch on Netflix Stream Now

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      Critics Consensus

      Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical brings the classic story back to the screen with a delightful Emma Thompson, dazzling dancing, and a suitably irascible take on the source material.

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      Some viewers will still prefer the first film adaptation, but with catchy songs and impressive choreography, Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical is plenty of fun in its own right.

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      Randy Myers San Jose Mercury News A spirited adaptation of the book and stage musical. Rated: 3/4 Jan 5, 2023 Full Review Robert Levin Newsday "Matilda the Musical" serves as a textbook example of how to adapt a stage production adapted from a book to the screen without sacrificing the spirit of its author. Rated: 3/4 Dec 29, 2022 Full Review Brian Lowry CNN.com A rewarding example of the perilous practice of building such efforts around children. Of course, it helps that the young star, Alisha Weir, is terrific, aided by wonderful turns from Emma Thompson and Lashana Lynch. Dec 28, 2022 Full Review Maxance Vincent InSession Film The film ranges from funny visual comedy to staggering musical and emotionally investing drama with two excellent core performances from Emma Thompson and Lashana Lynch. Rated: A Mar 6, 2024 Full Review Stephanie Bunbury Deadline Hollywood Daily Not to detract from anyone else’s good work, but Minchin’s spiky, precise numbers, their lyrics clear and lacerating even in the mass choruses, are key to Matilda’s enduring magic. Sep 26, 2023 Full Review Sr. Rose Pacatte St. Anthony Messenger Matilda the Musical is a delightful revolt against parental, institutional, and educational tyranny. It is a celebration of girl power. Apr 14, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Annie Matilda was absolutely magical! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Sheryl L Choreography was awful. Basically the children were spearing the air with their rigid hands and almost goose stepping through gosh awful routines. Sound was blasting which obliterated most of the dialogue. 1996 film version was much more balanced and true to the spirit of Raold Dahl's original story. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 12/31/22 Full Review Len Great acting and wonderful story. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 12/25/22 Full Review L This movie musical brought me so much joy! I definitely needed it on a stressful day. I cant wait to rewatch it many times on Netflix! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/20/22 Full Review Amanda S It was slightly longer than I anticipated but SO worth it. Kept my child and I captivated waiting for what was next. We loved the songs so much we left singing, “When I Grow Up”. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 12/18/22 Full Review Michelle we loved this movie!!! I surprised my daughter since we both love the original movie and she loved the choreography and I loved all the emotional parts of it!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/17/22 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis An extraordinary girl with a sharp mind and vivid imagination takes a daring stand to change her story -- with miraculous results.
      Director
      Matthew Warchus
      Producer
      Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Jon Finn, Luke Kelly
      Screenwriter
      Roald Dahl, Dennis Kelly
      Distributor
      Netflix
      Production Co
      Netflix, Working Title Films, TriStar Pictures
      Rating
      PG (Thematic Elements|Some Language|Exaggerated Bullying)
      Genre
      Kids & Family, Musical, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Dec 9, 2022, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Dec 25, 2022
      Runtime
      1h 57m
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