Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory ★★★★

There are few performances quite so singular as Gene Wilder’s as Willy Wonka. It could only ever be him. Anything else would be pale imitation, as has been proven. That very special one of a kind casting holds up as the very best we ever got in a children’s picture. He really transcends his need there.