Wonka Wonka Trailer
Paul King



The story will focus specifically on a young Willy Wonka and how he met the Oompa-Loompas on one of his earliest adventures.

  • Director: Paul King
  • Main Cast: Timothée Chalamet, Keegan-Michael Key, Matt Lucas
  • Soundtrack: Joby Talbot
  • Cinematography: Chung-hoon Chung
  • Screenplay: Roald Dahl, Simon Farnaby, Paul King
  • Cinema Premiere: December 15, 2023

What do the critics think?


10 reviews of Wonka (2023)

  • 1. Svenska Dagbladet
    8.3 / 10

    T - Erika Hallhagen

    Swedish: T

  • 2. Aftonbladet
    8 / 10

    Willy Wonka is a naive dreamer, just like the credulous bear Paddington who wants to see the kind in all people. Wonka becomes more chastened by what he learns, but retains a positive naivety throughout. Sweet and good in every way. - Jens Peterson

    Swedish: aftonbladet.se »

  • 3. Sveriges Radio
    8 / 10

    This is what the musical family adventure looks like. - Joakim Silverdal

    Swedish: sverigesradio.se »

  • 4. Filmtopp
    8 / 10

    The feeling is really that Timothée Chalamet is a rare genuine actor with a lot of integrity; despite his young age, he has proven that he doesn't pick roles to boost his bank account, but because he is actually drawn to them. - Axel Diedrichs

    Swedish: filmtopp.se »

  • 5. Expressen
    8 / 10

    Of course, you can't save the world with a box of chocolate, but with a wide-eyed childlike spirit and a good heart as the dominant ingredients, "Wonka" still feels exactly like the dream in burgundy velvet and pastel that we need right now. - Maria Brander

    Swedish: expressen.se »

  • 6. Filmparadiset
    7 / 10

    "Wonka" is an entertaining and visually appealing film. Timothée Chalamet is excellent in the lead role, and Paul King creates a magical and imaginative world. However, the film is somewhat thin in its storytelling and lacks the darker tone that was present in the classic 1971 film.

    Swedish: filmparadiset.se »

  • 7. Dagens Nyheter
    6 / 10

    After about two hours, the daydreaming comes to an end. The lamps in the living room are turned on and it's time to wake up. The craving for sweets is gone. The thoughts about "Wonka" are the same, but not without first offering a sugar shock for the soul. Good. - Sebastian Lindvall

    Swedish: The musical praline "Wonka" is a smiling sugar shock for the soul

  • 8. Moviezine
    6 / 10

    See it in the cinema, preferably with children, and why not smuggle in a large box of luxurious chocolate pralines to have close at hand. This is a surefire success when you want to find some relaxation during the Christmas rush. - Alexander Kardelo

    Swedish: moviezine.se »

  • 9. SVT
    4 / 10

    For those who just long for pure sugar, "Wonka" is the right movie, but we others can hope for a golden ticket to a better movie as a Christmas present. - Kristoffer Viita

    Swedish: svt.se »

  • 10. Nöjesguiden
    4 / 10

    The musical numbers are far from flawless, as some choreography appears rushed and several of the lyrics are cliché - but the melodies are catchy and the songs contribute to the film's narrative moving forward at a brisk pace. The whole thing engages despite the criticism - it is simply a cozy family film that fits the Christmas season well. - Rikard Gunnarsson

    Swedish: ng.se »

World-Wide Box Office Revenue

Box Office

Wonka has earned a total of 632 198 477 dollars from cinemas across the world (the global box office).