• Released
  • March 8, 2013
  • PG , 2 hr 10 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Sci-Fi/Fantasy
  • 11,607 Fan Ratings
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Synopsis: A shady circus magician thinks he's hit the jackpot when he's cast into the magical land of Oz.

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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
That's why the more you like the Judy Garland film, the more you might appreciate Oz the Great and Powerful. Appreciate. Enjoy. Admire. Be...
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75

New York Observer

By Rex Reed
Nothing in it comes close to the magic, the originality or the everlasting entertainment value of the original, which only cost $2.777...
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
It's familiar enough to be comfortable but not so familiar that it feels worn and repetitive.
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60

NPR

By Bob Mondello
Oz the Great and Powerful tells the story of how the Wizard came to Oz, answering a question I suspect no one was asking, but with...
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58

Entertainment Weekly

The film is stuffed with three endings too many. You can't blame Raimi for wanting to give us our money's worth. But after a while, you...
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Which is precisely what’s missing from Oz the Great and Powerful: that sense of emotional journey.
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
There's no Judy Garland songs, no Scarecrow, no Tin Man, no Cowardly Lion. There's also no simplicity, no magic, no truth.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
A miscast James Franco and a lack of charm and humor doom Sam Raimi's prequel to the 1939 Hollywood classic. Oz the Wimpy and Weak would be...
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30

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Oz the Great and Powerful, like so many products of movie studios that have lost their way, is a Tin Man of epic proportions — bright and...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Don’t be fooled by the smoke and mirrors. There is nothing here that is great, or powerful. Worst of all, there’s nothing here that even...
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By carlopolicarpio
The special effects was phenomenal. The action was breathtaking. But it would be better if they changed all the cast, because there's no one is fitted to it's given character....

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Rated PG | For Sequences of action and scary images, and brief mild language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 10+ Colorful prequel is scarier, less magical than the original.
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