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Legend of the Guardians:The Owls of Ga'Hoole 3D Synopsis
A young owl sets out to find a band of mythic warriors to help save his people from their evil foes.
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Entertainment Weekly

Director Zack Snyder (300) has crafted the rare 3-D eyegasm that's worth the premium ticket price.
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Stephen Cole
A splendid adventure sure to thrill children and fantasy buffs, while leaving everyone else passably entertained.
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75

USA Today

By Scott Bowles
The film is surprisingly deft and entertains at both the adult and juvenile levels. If something in Guardians catches your eye, trust your...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Stephen Farber
This picture sometimes rivals "Avatar" in its spectacular landscapes and thrilling flying sequences, but of course it won't come anywhere...
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63

Orlando Sentinel

By Roger Moore
A gorgeously animated combat fantasy - "The Lord of the Rings" meets "Happy Feet."
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
The movie is beautiful but, for one unfamiliar with the source material, confusing. I needed an owl scorecard.
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63

Boston Globe

By Tom Russo
The result is sometimes charming and always visually astonishing.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The script is merely serviceable and too reminiscent of similar fantasy tales. But kids will instantly relate to the gentle Soren, while...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
Legend of the Guardians sounds as if it were scripted by a team of 11-year-old boys, with too much plot for its 91-minute running time, a...
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38

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
The movie is still a mess, stumbling from comic-relief scenes that aren't funny to a job-training interlude in which we learn that, among...
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Felt like I was flying

By brendep
It was perfection! Great story, excellent animation/3D, scenes, soundtrack, every little feather looked real, touchable and blew in the slightest breeze. Voices were terrific. All that I say about...

Not the books, but beautiful and sweet

By janalanevedantam
My son and I have been reading this book series for the past few months. We have fallen in love with the characters that have been brought to life on the pages before us. As with most "based on...

Legend of the Guardians

By shanna_hammond
Good movie, but once again 3D really didn't do anything to enhance the movie going experience. A true tale of good versus evil. My 6 year old son really enjoyed it....

Not For Young Children

By moviemum6
Despite reading reviews of this movie being dark and too violent for children we promised our little 7 yr old granddaughters we would take them since they are learning about owls in school and it was...

Great movie

By vscheerer
We saw this movie in 3-D and my son (almost 5) loved it. There were a few parts that were scary, but overall he thought it was so cool that the owls were flying so close to him and he was happy with...

Amazing & Unique

By GreysChel
I watched Avatar 4 times in IMAX and countless times on Blue Ray. I live near Nashville and the IMAX is flooded so I was unable to see this movie in IMAX - but if I did - I would probably tell you the...

Five Word Review

By daisygirl72588
Very Cute Movie! Love Digger!...

Beautiful, doesn't deserve any negatives!!!

By ClapperBoard
I can't understand why this has not been more highly rated. Animation for this movie is incredible, it is loaded with fun characters, and the story is downright good, go see it now. I was afraid I'd...

Total Hooot

By MovieFreak5430
This movie is awesome. Took the 3 little men (ages 3,6,8) to see this last night in 3D. We waited a long time. It was a little slow in the beginning but as soon as the Owl's started fighting...the...

If you like owls and fine animation and Owl City, you must go!

By marigold1000
I took my two kids to see it in 3d and we enjoyed it very much - they were fascinated by all the types of owls and the beautiful scenery and backdrops. It was a little dark and war-mongery, but I...

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Rated PG | For some sequences of scary action
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 8+ Sweeping owl fantasy adventure is impressive but intense.
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