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Critic comparison for movies playing June 3-9

Sacha Baron Cohen appears in a scene from “Alice Through The Looking Glass.”
Sacha Baron Cohen appears in a scene from “Alice Through The Looking Glass.” Associated Press

Alice Through the Looking Glass (PG)

Directed by: James Bobin

Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Sacha Baron Cohen

The pitch: Alice returns to Wonderland to help the Mad Hatter. He has fallen into a deep depression over his missing family. It is a race with Time to save him.

The formula: Go down the rabbit hole with “Alice in Wonderland.” Off with the head of “The Time Machine.” Don’t be late for a very important date with “Borat.”

Go see it: If you have never read the original Lewis Carroll novel.

Don’t go see it: If you think the film should be loyal to the book.

A look back: This film explains why the Red Queen has such a big head. And, it is not from reading good reviews of this movie.

Critics’ choices

Numbers indicate stars

Fresno Bee

Ent. Weekly

N.Y. Times

L.A. Times

S.F. Chr.

The Angry

Birds Movie

1 1/2

3

2

2 1/2

2

Captain America: Civil War

3 1/2

3 1/2

3

3

3 1/2

The Jungle Book

3 1/2

3 1/2

2 1/2

3 1/2

4

Mother’s Day

3

1

2

1

3

Money Monster

3

3

3

2

3 1/2

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