• Released
  • November 21, 2012
  • PG , 1 hr 37 min
  • Animated
  • 3,898 Fan Ratings
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Synopsis: A collection of superheroes band together to take on an evil spirit bent upon taking over the world.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
The shaggy, whimsical characters have a primal familiarity, as though they were developed by a tag team of Maurice Sendak and Walt Disney.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
There's an audience for this film. It's not me. I gather younger children will like the breakneck action, the magical ability to fly and...
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It's all more lightweight-likable than exciting.
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63

Boston Globe

By Tom Russo
This does seem to leave room for bigger, bolder, more momentous adventures down the line.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
With its fanciful razzle-dazzle, Rise of the Guardians is appealing, if slightly hectic, family fare.
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60

NPR

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Rise of the Guardians is adapted from Joyce's book series The Guardians of Childhood. But the occasional Joycean touch aside, it bears so...
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
The characters and settings are attractively designed, and the vocal performances have real color and a sense of fun that gently undercuts...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
Innocence and joy are threatened by the Boogeyman, and from there the plot comes pretty close to mirroring this summer's "The Avengers"...
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50

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The movie lacks a resonant center. The script seems to have been written by committee, with members lobbying for each major character, and...
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40

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Dour animated adventure that aspires to holiday joy, but is as enjoyable as a sock full of coal.
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Rated PG | For Thematic Elements and Some Mildly Scary Action
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 7+ Holiday icons defend childhood in gorgeous adventure.
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