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Rise of the Guardians Reviews

Rise of the Guardians

Overview


Genre :

Animation, Adventure

Release Date :

November 21, 2012

MPAA Rating :

PG

Director :

Peter Ramsey

Starring :

Chris Pine, Hugh Jackman, Alec Baldwin, Jude Law, Isla Fisher, Dakota Goyo, Dominique Grund, Khamani Griffin

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

4.5 of 5

“..will be watched every holiday season by children and adults alike - a holiday classic in the making...”
by JimmyO [Joblo]
3 of 4

“..there's more "wow" factor involved than genuine charm. It's fun-enough once, but repeat visits won't be necessary..”
by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]
Review rate : B

“..strong central characters and its delicate touch with humor and observation, and while it's a little soft in certain stretches, when it connects, there is magic here..”
by Drew McWeeny [HitFix]
2.5 of 4

“..seems as overloaded as a bulging Christmas stocking..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
2.5 of 4

“..just a little something for the kids to put on their Christmas lists for holidays to come..”
by Tom Russo [Boston Globe]
“..colorful, strenuous and hyperactive fantasy, which has moments of charm and beauty but often resembles an exploding toy factory rather than a work of honest enchantment..”
by Justin Chang [Variety]
“..a lively but derivative 3D storybook spree for some unlikely action heroes..”
by Todd McCarthy [Hollywood Reporter]
0.5 of 4

“.."Rise of the Guardians" is so odd, it's like biting into what looks like chocolate ice cream and discovering it's peach. No, stranger than that: liver..”
by Kyle Smith [New York Post]
3.5 of 5
Reviewed by Glenn Kenny [MSN Movies]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Xan Brooks [The Guardian]
3 of 4
Reviewed by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Rafer Guzman [Newsday]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]
Reviewed by Betsy Sharkey [LA Times]

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TO WRITE LOVE ON HER ARMS :

“..yet there is a touching sincerity to the entire enterprise, its lumpiness coming from a desire not to make things up, and if you can put away your cynicism, which I clearly am struggling with, the acting might win you over too..”
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