I respect this reviewers views, generally speaking, and am a monster fan of Terrence Malick (even if a lot of his work is more "beautiful" than anything else). But wow!
<<In your moviegoing life, you will probably never see such a juxtaposition of cinematic genius and ineptitude, of godlike intuition and cluelessness, of beauty and ridiculousness as you'll find in "To the Wonder." Watch it with one eye, and it's a masterpiece; with another, it's a joke. With both eyes, it's simply confounding - but the one thing it's not is a success. Bend yourself into contortions and look away from every flaw, praise its insight and originality, and yet even then, you would not inflict this on a friend. At least not one you want to keep....>>
Mick LaSalle in the SF Chron (which no longer is available for reading full copy unless you have a subscription)