Matilda

Matilda

(1996)

A little magic goes a long way.

Danny DeVito’s 1996 family comedy based on the Roald Dahl children's fantasy book following a young girl (Mara Wilson) with a brilliant mind, the parents (De Vito and Rhea Pearlman) that constantly mistreat her, the lovely teacher (Embeth Davidtz) who recognises her gift, and the dreaded Miss Trunchbull (Pam Ferris) - the abusive headmistress who punishes her students by locking them in 'The Chokey'.

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  • The real joy here is the view of generational war, the children's assumption of zero tolerance for injustices inflicted by absurd adults, and the recognition that the big meanies should be punished, by fair means or foul. Full Review

  • A delightfully twisted fairy tale that artfully juggles broad tomfoolery and sly drollery, along with a generous serving of sight gags enhanced by special effects. Full Review

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