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Epic Synopsis
A teenager is magically transported to a secret universe.
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Entertainment Weekly

Epic isn't quite destined for the “Again, again!” re-watchability of some of the Pixar classics, but for a satisfying explosion of color on...
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75

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
In the roll call of visually distinctive ’toons, Epic looms large.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
While it might not amount to epic animated filmmaking in terms of scope and invention, Epic, a 3D, CG adventure-fantasy from Blue Sky...
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63

Slant Magazine

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And that's the thing with Epic: It's something close to an animated masterpiece, provided it's watched on mute.
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63

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
Epic isn’t epic, but it isn’t half bad, either. It’s just that as high as the bar has been raised on this sort of animation, this is more...
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
While never losing its visual dazzle-factor, Epic keeps returning to overly familiar themes and characters.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The film's clever use of emerald-colored hummingbirds as transportation is a highlight.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
Well-polished and well-intentioned, this human-among-the-fairies adventure is filled with plenty of rousing action for short attention...
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
The animated result isn't bad. It's an adequate baby sitter. But where's the allure in telling the truth? Twentieth Century Fox and Blue...
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38

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
I had the sensation of sitting through a fourth-grade school play that contained no children of my own: the very definition of a nightmare.
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Great Movie for kids and adults

By godofpool
Epic was a great movie for all ages. It's plot was simple enough that the young children would understand and complicated enough so the adults were entertained as well. The graphics were fantastic...

Overambitious Title

By MedRed
Epic does not live up to its name. Its rare for a big budget animated movie to miss the mark. Epic is mildly entertaining. Epic takes the same honey-I-shrunk-the-forest-savior that Fern Gully took in...

Good for boys and girls

By caseympb
So many movies appeal to one gender (a princess or a warrior), but this story has both male and female heroes. Not the greatest animated story ever, but a good time. There is not too much scary stuff...

Better than I thought it would be!

By Silr4c
This was definitely worth seeing in the theater! I don't usually go to out to see a movie twice but for this one I would not hesitate to see again. It flowed really well and had an engaging but not...

Cute movie... 3 year old said it was boring

By cku1231
I liked Epic it was cute, but the 3 year old I was with told me it was boring and took a nap for the majority of the movie. So it may not capture and keep the attention of small kids....

A little darker than I expected

By SandyKUtah
I took my 5 year old granddaughter and though I really liked it, I'm not so sure she did. When she told her parents what happened in the film, she didn't recap any of the "fun" stuff, only the "bad"...

Better than expected

By rgiugliano
I was not sure if this would be adventurous enough for my kids (5, 7 & 11) to stay focussed. But they enjoyed it very much. My husband & I also enjoyed it....

Great family film

By vstilt
My husband, three year old, seven year old and thirteen year old all enjoyed this movie. So it was great for a variety of ages and fun for a family movie. Loved the humor in it and kind of actually...

Epic

By joette38
I just went to see Epic with my 13 year old and my 8 year old. We all loved it. The characters were vivid and quirky. Their gadgets, uniforms, and skills were like The Littles meets Rescue Heroes....

Visual = good, Beyonce = meh

By Lynnea110
I ended up seeing the movie twice. The first time I took my 12 year old (girl) and 4 year old (boy). The second time I took my 6 year old (girl). My 12 year old enjoyed the movie, but thought...

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Rated PG | For for mild action, some scary images and brief rude language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 6+ Animated adventure amuses but doesn't live up to its title.
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