Sam Thompson’s review published on Letterboxd:
Eccentric and whimsically dark, the first adaption of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s novel is the definition of charming.
It’s filled with wonder and memorable music. Gene Wilder is iconic in the role and the film would be completely different without him.
Watching as an adult I found myself laughing more at the absurdity than I did when I was a kid. Which is a testimony to the film being for all ages.