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The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar

2023
Comedy
Adventure
Short Film
37m
Chronicles a variety of stories, but the main one follows Henry Sugar, who is able to see through objects and predict the future with the help of a book he stole (imdb.com).
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The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar

2023
Comedy
Adventure
Short Film
37m
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Rated 12 Oct 2023
60
21st
I wasn't a fan of the stylistic choice of narrating what the viewer saw. None of his films are my cup of tea. I still wanted to check this one out because the theme sounded cool. So dull, it hurts.
Rated 27 Sep 2023
40
8th
I liked this more than Asteroid City, but that's probably because it has less time to grate on me. I respect the set design and visual flair immensely. But listening to someone say what was going on as they looked at the viewer wasn't a stylistic choice that appealed to me. Despite how good everything looked, it still managed to be more "tell, don't show," which is a risky endeavour in a visual medium anyway. Anderson's trademark dialogue/delivery zapped any soul it might have had. Didn't care.
Rated 30 Sep 2023
95
97th
I said that last year's Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Aage Childhood was probably the closest thing we had to a book with moving pictures. Well Wes Anderson said "hold my beer" and decided to make this. An absolutely stunning depiction of Roal Dahl's short story, and an absolutely perfect vehicle for Anderson's signature style. The only way this doesn't win best short film at the Academy Awards is due to some technicality.
Rated 26 Dec 2023
80
84th
Best fitted to Wes Anderson's style and the most actual movie out of the shorts. The touching story and the charme of Cumberbatch definitely help.
Rated 23 Oct 2023
75
83rd
Hem filme sinir olup, hem de sevecen 1 eser bırakması çok ilginç. Roald Dahl'ın Henry Sugar hikayesini izlediğimiz kısa film, Wes Anderson'un harika dünyasındaki ilginç yerlere götürüyor. Film setlerinin harikalığı 1 yana, karakterleri de çok eksantrik. Yalnız o hızlı konuşma tekniğini kullanmasa. Benedict Cumberbatch sen ne tatlı 1 yalansın. 40 dakikalık filmi de 1 solukta izlersiniz. Filmin sonunda, Henry Sugar sizlere ömür. İmdat Kaan.
Rated 28 Oct 2023
89
95th
The best of Wes’ Netflix shorts by some distance, not least simply because Henry Sugar is the most complete story of the four. I loved it. Sweet and thoughtful, achingly pretty and beautifully constructed.
Rated 11 Nov 2023
44
27th
The style is precise, pleasant, and fresh... for about five minutes. It isn't bad, just lackluster. Wes Anderson has gotten so precious, and worst of all, so tired. He needs to get past the gimmicks, slow down, and engage his audience (humanity) again.
Rated 14 Nov 2023
75
74th
OMG what a great tribute to the AMAZING best children's author Roald Dahl. I was absolutely mesmerized by this man's writing as a child, and judging by the amazing cast, so were the actors back in time :). What a lovely, weird, type of movie. What a great experiment, which I enjoyed very much. Thank you very much for making this piece of art. The story was very funny, and very much like Roald Dahl at the same time. Thank you to everyone involved and to anyone that watched this!
Rated 16 Nov 2023
5
4th
Nowhere near as good as the book. Didn't add anything
Rated 19 Nov 2023
89
74th
Roald Dahl and Wes Anderson are a match made in heaven, as the author's uniquely weird words are brought to life in this short, which almost feels like more of a play. Anderson uses his trademark visual style to great effect here, but I really appreciated how he let the classic author's words be the star of the show.
Rated 22 Nov 2023
76
83rd
This was sooo much fun, is the little things that get me: the box painted the same color as the background to look like they are floating, yes!!! I want that in every movie from now on
Rated 27 Nov 2023
68
55th
Of this series, I've only seen the Rat Catcher before this one. Henry Sugar, unlike the Rat Catcher, had a fun enough story that it sucked me in and the storybook nature of this film ended up working pretty well.
Rated 29 Nov 2023
74
0th
Aesthetically pleasing, witty and enjoyable little movie.
Rated 08 Dec 2023
52
12th
Iwaslikeawwit's42mtheni'mlikeawwthat'slike3timestoomuchlolthenthemeditationwascool+shamecuzit'sacoolstory
Rated 10 Dec 2023
77
70th
A wonderful little story indeed. It's impressively light and breezy for what is in actuality quite a complicated plot that dives four layers deep into stories within stories and features all of its cast members in multiple roles in a charming way
Rated 21 Dec 2023
76
54th
The only one of the shorts that I would fully recommend, probably because it allows itself a little room to breathe.
Rated 14 Oct 2023
70
80th
faithful to the original without losing anderson's flair. very well paced, a bite-sized movie. short films are underrated.
Rated 19 Jan 2024
60
52nd
It's an okay story, but the narrative is too gimmicky to Anderson's own detriment. Unless you are of the congregation that thinks that a story can be subservient to narrative and visual tools. Personally, I think Anderson's style here is suited for a fast-paced TikTok-esque creation that crams emotionally pivotal scenes into a sprint, opting out of a marathon. I'm not stating either one is superior to the other, I just prefer the latter.
Rated 30 Jan 2024
80
95th
eng; [the wonderful story of henry sugar]; ein Mann entdeckt ein Buch das sein Leben verändert - es handelt um meditativen sehen mit geschlossenen Augen.; (schöner kunstfilm)
Rated 04 Feb 2024
74
51st
audiovisual 83 acting 72 overall feeling 66 avg 74
Rated 11 Feb 2024
80
63rd
Enjoyed it quite a bit, but unsure if I've read the story before. Everything feel eerily familiar. Has this influenced me in a way I am unaware of?
Rated 14 Feb 2024
93
83rd
A wonderful, very Wes Anderson story. It is told as if the characters were reading to us, with theatrical sets, playful cinematography, and a definitively Andersonian color palette and charming characters.
Rated 09 Mar 2024
5
2nd
The longest short film I've ever seen, and I mean that both literally and figuratively.
Rated 16 Mar 2024
70
53rd
Roald Dahl: "Hmm, yes. Here we are in the hut where I write. I've been in this hut for thirty years now. What is important before I start, I like to make sure I have every around me that I need. Um, cigarettes, of course. Some coffee, chocolates... And always make sure I have a sharp pencil, before I start."
Rated 24 Mar 2024
70
38th
It was a fun retelling.
Rated 09 Apr 2024
61
54th
Sometimes I wish I could live in a Wes Anderson's movie
Rated 13 Apr 2024
75
61st
Roald Dahl kaleminden çok anlamlı bir hikaye ve Wes Anderson objektifinden, muazzam emek içeren bir film. Tek eleştirim şu olacak, gösterme anlat derler ya, bu film çok başarılı bir şekilde gösteriyor tamam ama anlatıyor da, hem de taramalı tüfek gibi. Bu tekniği hiç sevmiyorum zira bu da kafa, sonuçta edebiyattan beslense de ortadaki ürün bir sinema filmi, normalde tercih etmememe rağmen filmi dublaja çevirdim. Onun dışında keyifli bir film.
Rated 09 May 2024
64
60th
It's about as good as the book + a kind of play/theatre style. It's a video book.
Rated 01 Oct 2023
55
39th
This and "Poison" are a step up from Anderson's two latest features.
Rated 28 Sep 2023
81
57th
Extremely fun! Doesn’t really offer any kind of huge surprises if you’re familiar with all the creative minds involved, but just a great time. I read the story as a kid but had almost completely forgotten it so I really enjoyed it all coming back to me in real time.
Rated 21 Jan 2024
100
98th
Personally this is the first time I see a film that is fast paced and gets the moral of the story in a fun, intriguing, and exciting way. I couldn't get enough of it. Yet I believe this story. I was so compelled by it I even got a candle stick and measured it the same amount it said in the book. The matter of concentration needed to focus on one thing, one imagine is very hard. But as time went on I actually began to be a able to block out everything else. I still want to keep doing it.
Rated 29 Sep 2023
65
46th
It was more like a movie directed by someone else who loves Wes Anderson too much.
Rated 02 Oct 2023
80
75th
This must be the origin story of those people who can speedrun Super Mario Bros. blindfolded.
Rated 29 Sep 2023
53
57th
Almost non-stop storytelling with little visual help, The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar is quite different than what we are accustomed to. Doesn't feel like a true Wes Anderson's movie either.
Rated 11 Oct 2023
66
70th
Cumberbatch revisits his Sherlock performance for The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar. Anderson and Dahl's works are both a unique blend of quirk and charm, and I'm still not convinced they play well together, but this offering is an amusing take. The pace is a little rushed, and at times the matter-of-fact narration gets a little annoying. Enjoyable overall.
Rated 27 Sep 2023
60
63rd
A very inventive, imaginative and pleasurable production, as always from this filmmaker, but the story, while superficially amusing, was a bit too much of a throwaway.
Rated 28 Sep 2023
53
63rd
It was good but I'm kinda tired of Wes Anderson at this point, ngl.
Rated 29 Sep 2023
37
15th
Eu já disse que já deu de Wes Anderson, mas vi esse porque sou apaixonada pelo Cumberbatch desde Sherlock. É razoavelmente fiel ao conto do Dahl, mas realmente não consigo tolerar mais o estilo do Anderson. Cumberbatch foi brilhante na verborragia como sempre, ele é um desses atores que conseguem falar sem parar um texto por horas, mas já deu pra mim. YTS.
Rated 29 Sep 2023
50
13th
Better than Asteroid City bullshit, but holy cow, when are we going to see a decent Wes Anderson movie again? Not a single decent movie in about 10 years
Rated 30 Sep 2023
80
69th
Watched while coming up way faster than I was expecting on four grams of mushrooms. Saw a lot of Benedict Cumberbatch’s skull. Highly recommend
Rated 16 Oct 2023
77
70th
2023'de #IzlediğimFilmler ; 173. The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar (2023) Oyuncu kadrosu olağanüstü. Hikayeyi okur gibi. 8/10
Rated 01 Oct 2023
84
95th
Piece of art
Rated 01 Oct 2023
80
78th
metalanguage really well-done.. i'm still super into wes anderson's style, though
Rated 04 Oct 2023
90
94th
Wes Anderson doing Wes Anderson better than he has for a long while. The short format works for him here.
Rated 04 Oct 2023
90
93rd
02/OCT/2023
Rated 05 Oct 2023
85
95th
Just a magnificent, smart, intellectually engaging directing showpiece. His updated wall-breaking, self-knowing style has been established with Asteroid City and put to better/further use here. With the richness of history and art at his disposal, he is still "putting on a show". Right now, Anderson is the best filmmaker in the world.
Rated 08 Oct 2023
88
89th
I was nervous, as this is my absolute favorite childhood Roald Dahl story. Turns out the Wes Anderson's self-conscious meta-ironic style is the perfect vehicle for this embedded narrative/play-within-a-play-within-a-play. It leaves the experience of reading the original short story intact, as it stands back and reads along with you adding a fourth (or fifth? I lose count) layer. Bonkers!
Rated 09 Oct 2023
68
48th
cinema is being cinema
Rated 10 Oct 2023
74
81st
The pastel interactive sets, the charming formality of the interactions, and the tightly crafted plot are all top notch Wes Anderson. It's telling that it's the things that feel like an evolution of his craft that work well. The experimentation less so. The 4th wall breaking narration and frequent eye contact with the camera unfortunately feels a little too performative. Reusing actors in different roles was a nice touch of theater though.
Rated 11 Oct 2023
8
79th
WA's finest hour in a while, as both the length and material fit his jewel box stylings like a glove.
Rated 11 Oct 2023
83
51st
With this slate of Roald Dahl shorts and this year's earlier release of Asteroid City, it's becoming obvious how bored Anderson has become with a single medium or format. He's more interested in blending them together now, moving sets like a stage play, giving narration direct to the camera/audience, but also making the audience imagine props now -- all we have is Dahl's narration, so it'd be no different than if we were reading the story itself. Fascinating if not sometimes awkward.
Rated 18 Nov 2023
50
49th
I am not a big fan of movies with constant narration. If you can tolerate such things, this is not entirely awful.

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