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74% The Congress Aug 29

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92% Guardians of the Galaxy $17.2M
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18% When The Game Stands Tall $8.4M
34% The Expendables 3 $6.5M
32% The Giver $6.4M
46% Sin City: A Dame to Kill For $6.3M
65% The Hundred-Foot Journey $5.3M
20% Into The Storm $3.8M

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82% Satisfaction: Season 1
82% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
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58% Legends: Season 1
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69% Mystery Girls: Season 1
38% Taxi Brooklyn: Season 1
43% Young & Hungry: Season 1

Return to Oz Reviews

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Bob Grimm
Las Vegas Mercury

| Original Score: 2/5

August 1, 2002
Clint Morris
Moviehole

Should've stuck to that yellow brick road

| Original Score: 2/5

September 17, 2002
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media

1985 sequel to American classic is tin-eared and creepy.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 2/5

November 9, 2010
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Director Walter Murch tries to infuse the story with the inventiveness and adventure of the Star Wars saga, but the results are disappointing.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5

August 21, 2004
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
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Any movie in which a Midwestern prairie actually looks more attractive and more interesting than the enchanted land over the rainbow is in big trouble.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

March 9, 2009
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

| Original Score: 2/5

April 18, 2004
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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The work of ingenious technicians who seem either not to know what gave the original film its magic, or not to care.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

May 20, 2003
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 2/5

July 5, 2005

Time Out
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Despite the presence of Billina the talking hen, the emphasis on insecurity and peril harks back to the treat-'em-rough days of children's fiction, and the disturbing/comforting ratio tilts conclusively towards the former.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006

TV Guide's Movie Guide

There are some fine, Oscar-nominated special effects, but the excitement just isn't there.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 12, 2007
James Rocchi
Netflix

Return to Oz is hardly as kid-friendly as The Wizard of Oz, but older children with a taste for the fantastic will find it interesting. Adult Oz fans will find it entertaining as well.

Full Review Source: Netflix | Original Score: 3.5/5

November 7, 2002
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

I can see why the Judy Garland fans might not appreciate this weird little adaptation, but it's actually pretty good!

| Original Score: 3/5

April 3, 2005
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

An underrated little romp, surprisingly faithful to L. Frank Baum's atmosphere... though obviously it's all overshadowed by that other Oz flick.

| Original Score: 3/5

July 26, 2002
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

On its own merits, has some very fine cinematic flourishes... if we can but manage the herculean feat of separating it from the older movie.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 7/10

March 10, 2013
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

A forgotten classic.

| Original Score: 4/5

September 22, 2005
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views

| Original Score: 3/5

May 8, 2004
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

| Original Score: 4/5

August 26, 2002
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

Faithfully brings the Oz books to life. A classic.

| Original Score: 5/5

August 12, 2003
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

moody non-musical sequel to 'The Wizard of Oz' bombed at the box office and was faulted by most critics as being too weird and scary for kids.

Full Review Source: Kalamazoo Gazette

January 1, 2000
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

| Original Score: 4/5

May 27, 2003

Variety
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March 26, 2009
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