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November 21, 2012
PG , 1 hr 37 min
3,899 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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Peter A. Ramsey
North, aka Santa Claus
E. Aster Bunnymund, aka The Easter Bunny
Tooth, aka The Tooth Fairy
Guillermo del Toro
Book Author,Executive Producer
Composer (Music Score),Conductor,Songwriter
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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.
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...
By Owen Gleiberman
It's all more lightweight-likable than exciting.
By Tom Russo
This does seem to leave room for bigger, bolder, more momentous adventures down the line.
By Claudia Puig
With its fanciful razzle-dazzle, Rise of the Guardians is appealing, if slightly hectic, family fare.
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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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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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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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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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
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Common Sense Media says OK for kids 7+
Holiday icons defend childhood in gorgeous adventure.
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