"There is nothing you can't get from a book that you can't get from television faster!"
- Mr. Wormwood to his daughter Matilda (Danny DeVito to Mara Wilson)
Entertainment Weekly - 12/20/1996
"...An ideal rental for the legions of kids..." -- Rating: B+
Variety - 08/05/1996
"...A delightfully twisted fairy tale that artfully juggles broad tom-foolery and sly drollery, along with a generous serving of sight gags enhanced by special effects..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 08/02/1996
"...Darkly comic....MATILDA doesn't condescend to children, it doesn't sentimentalize, and as a result it feels heartfelt and sincere. It's funny too..."
A young girl with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge overcomes her parents' disapproval and forms a lasting bond with a sensitive teacher, ultimately discovering her own special abilities. Adapted from the novel by Roald Dahl, and directed by Danny De Vito who also stars as Matilda's insensitive father.
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Released theatrically in the USA August 2, 1996.
Color by Technicolor; in SDDS (Sony Dynamic Digital Sound).