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Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return Synopsis
Dorothy returns to Oz.
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
Yet if you’re old enough to read this and you find yourself at a screening, try thinking about the munchkins who worked so hard on the...
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Arizona Republic

By Bill Goodykoontz
Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return lacks any sense of magic.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
It’s a loud Oz hodgepodge that never adheres to a prevailing tone long enough to allow viewers to emotionally engage with those characters...
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McClatchy-Tribune News Service

By Roger Moore
A harmless but almost charmless adaptation of a book by L. Frank Baum’s grandson.
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Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
A harmless but almost charmless adaptation of a book by L. Frank Baum’s grandson.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Bruce Ingram
Maybe this is unreasonable, but I can’t help thinking that if you’re going to make a movie with “Oz” in the title, you’d better be prepared...
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
All the brains, heart and courage in the world can't save a movie that doesn't have a third act.
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25

RogerEbert.com

By Susan Wloszczyna
This is one of those movies that parents will have to ask themselves if they love their child enough to sit through it. At least "The Nut...
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Boston Globe

By Tom Russo
This is mythology that’s famously transportive in every sense, but the animators struggle to take us anywhere truly captivating, or even...
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Slant Magazine

By Ed Gonzalez
With dubious scruples, and much Broadway-style caterwauling, the film imagines what The Wizard of Oz would look like with a...
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Fun for the whole family

By davidmatuszak
What a truly entertaining movie for kids. Even our picky teenage 15 year old daughter was entertained. The soundtrack is fabulous and Lea Michele hit it out of the park as Dorothy. The movie...

Avoid, avoid, avoid!

By barbbutleris
My 5 year old enjoyed it, but it was a fight for me to stay awake during the moving. Story was weak. While they were intent on introducing new characters to the audience, none were memorable or...

Legends of Oz

By joeo715
Great movie! I saw this last year at the Cannes Film Festival...

Fantastic 3D Animated Movie!

By Thagenhoff
I got to see a screening of this movie, and it is not short on terrific visualization, great 3D animation, and terrific talent. It was fun, entertaining, and good for all ages. The songs are...

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Fun and Fresh

By ljash
I really wasn't expecting much, but my 9 year old son wanted to see it from the commercials. I was pleasantly surprised how it expands on the OZ world it was really well done and he liked it too!...

Legends of Oz

By bocamatrix
Not engaging enough - the title should not be enough to draw people to spend their money - more effort could have been made to make it a more memorable movie for new generations, instead of an ATM...

Martin Short as The Jester is Wonderful!!!!

By usopen93
The music and new characters are fun to have and have updated this franchise to the 21st century! Lea Michele's voice and songs are awesome! Wiser the owl is a character in himself! Megan Hilty's...

Must see! Awesome cast! You'll leave singing !

By eliselawless
We brought the kids to the movie and we all loved it! Dorothy returns to other lands trying to get back to oz.. We meet new characters jester china doll wiser the owl, tugg along with the scarecrow...

Perfect for Kids

By sprosser
A perfect movie for a day out with the kids or grandkids under 13!...

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Rated PG | For Some Scary Images and Mild Peril
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 6+ Kids will like well-intentioned sequel, but it lacks magic.
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