In an age of "let's all get along" pabulum, there's much to like in a cartoon not afraid to show its talons.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
While it was a delight to look at, it might have been something really special had it had a stronger, more compelling story behind it.
the story's inherent sense of fantasy and genuinely felt moments of exhilaration...and danger...keeps us engaged - for a time, at least
| Original Score: 2/4
It's a shame that the painstaking work of the CGI animators was ultimately doomed to failure by the script.
| Original Score: 2/5
A wrong-headed and milling attempt at a "final conflict" tale like the Fellowship of the Ring.
It's tough-minded and anything but happy.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Only the most saintly of viewers could forgive the film all of its storytelling lapses [but] there's always going to be some stupidly gorgeous tableau to hold your attention.
| Original Score: 5/10
The repetition fatigue that plagued 300 also weakens Legend of the Guardians, but otherwise it's an entertaining, action-packed fable
| Original Score: B-
...Legends Of The Guardians is nonetheless an excellent adventure that comes with plenty of heart, spectacle and that welcome darker edge that helps make a family movie great.
| Original Score: 4/5
This 3-D animated film is for the birds.
| Original Score: C
Elements of the story drag on longer than expected, but the film is lifted up by its dynamic visuals, exciting set pieces and terrific voice cast.
| Original Score: 8/10
...a pretty amazing step forward for a major studio work of animation.
Had everything it needed to be unique, but instead it emerges as unmemorable and run-of-the-mill.
...there is no denying those pretty pictures, and they go a long way toward making the movie watchable.
[The film] makes an attempt at mystical magic, but it never overcomes the obstacles that the it sets for itself.
| Original Score: 4/10
full review at Movies for the Masses
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Such gorgeous feathery violence.
| Original Score: 3/5
'Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole' is just as suited to fans of Harry Potter as it is to older children who will want to enjoy this fantasy adventure.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Más allá de algunos logros visuales, la historia no ofrece nada que ya no se haya visto antes, con la contra de que, esta vez, faltó emoción y convicción dramática.
The storytelling is simple and feels a little rushed. Not a classic but a good half-term option for younger children.