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Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical (2022)Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical (2022)

Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical (2022)

An exuberant musical that manages to surprise even die-hard fans of the children’s story

Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Music

7.4

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United Kingdom
English
Easy, Emotional, Funny
2022
Matthew Warchus
Alisha Weir, Amanda Lawrence, Andrea Riseborough
117 min

Synopsis

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An extraordinary young girl discovers her superpower and summons the remarkable courage, against all odds, to help others change their stories, whilst also taking charge of her own destiny. Standing up for what's right, she's met with miraculous results.

Our Take

7.4
The Staff

It’s very likely you already know about the fictional character Matilda, a clever but neglected child who discovers she has telekinesis and uses it for good. You may have even grown up watching the 1996 film multiple times, as I have, and secretly tried to move a random object with your mind to see if you somehow shared Matilda’s powers…as I have.

If so, I can assure you that you’ll enjoy the latest Matilda adaptation, aptly called Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical on Netflix. It’s pure energy, all bright colors and high-pitched emotions, but not overwhelmingly so. It is also funny and tender, and the techniques it uses to transition and transpose are eye-poppingly inventive. It stars Emma Thompson, once again prosthetic-ed to perfection; Lashana Lynch, a grounding and heartwarming presence; and Alisha Weir, a revelation of a child actor.

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