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Rise of the Guardians: An IMAX 3D Experience Synopsis
An evil boogeyman schemes to dash children's belief in Santa Claus and other immortal Guardians.

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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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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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Entertainment Weekly

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

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

By MedRed
Rise of the Guardians is an epic undertaking to weave together the fictional characters of our childhood and provide them with purpose. As with most animated movies, the plot is simple and...

What a terrible expierence

By Kilgi
Everything except the movie was awful about this transaction. First I ordered from Fandango for an I max movie in 3d which they charged me for, when I got to the theater I was told that it wasn't...

Watch it in IMAX 3D

By kaushikb
Amazing to watch this movie in IMAX 3D. My first preference is always IMAX!!!...

A good movie but a bit intense

By bmk367
Rise of the Guardians is a very well-made movie and my 9 year old thoroughly enjoyed it. I did, however, feel that parts of the film were a bit intense for my 7 year old....

Rise of the Guardians IMAX 3D

By wrig7649
We loved the movie, would recommend it to families, we saw the opening show and the theater was full of families. Moms, Dads, take your kids you will all enjoy it....

Rise of the Guardians

By Cheffery
Awesome! It was very funny and the Easter bunny was hilarious and Hugh Jackman did a great job. Tooth Fairy looked a little strange. I will enjoy watching it again when it comes on DVD....

Rise of the Guardians

By rusanovo
Rise of the Guardians is a must-see, top-rated movie. It is about a boy named Jack Frost who is destined to become a guardian of all the children in the world. He must join Santa Claus, the...

This is a good family movie.

By 1-fly-rican
Took my a few members of my family and everyone loved it....

Rise of the guardians

By ftom568
Instant classic,Made me want to believe more then Miracle 34th street....


By elizzy0407
Should they be seeing a sex seen...

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Rated PG | For Thematic Elements, Thematic Elements Involving Se 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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