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Oz the Great and Powerful Reviews

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Marc Fennell
Triple J

Stunning visuals, some suprising plot twists, dreadfully mediocre dialogue delivered by a woefully miscast James Franco.

Full Review Source: Triple J | Original Score: 2.5/5

April 8, 2013
Kevin A. Ranson
MovieCrypt.com

Sam Raimi has managed to recapture the feel and charm of the original 'Wizard of Oz'... and that may be the greatest compliment of all.

Full Review Source: MovieCrypt.com | Original Score: 3.5/4.0

March 31, 2013
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com

The script is the real problem, lacking in humor and wit (not to mention jaunty musical numbers) and emphasizing the type of sensory overload that seems to pass for family entertainment these days.

Full Review Source: Cinemalogue.com

March 29, 2013
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit

Raimi tries to go all in, but the update can't match the character of the original

Full Review Source: Movie Habit

March 24, 2013
David Poland
Movie City News

There were things that offered promise... but one after the other, they blended into the blandness of the storytelling.

Full Review Source: Movie City News

March 22, 2013
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

That the female roles are the most memorable is intriguing since Oz the Great and Powerful is arguably at heart a broadside against male chauvinism

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 22, 2013
Steve Persall
Tampa Bay Times

It took courage to believe anything could and should be added to The Wizard of Oz. It took brains to create such a sumptuous fantasia with pixels and keyboard swipes. Now, if it only had a heart.

Full Review Source: Tampa Bay Times | Original Score: B-

March 19, 2013
Jason Best
Movie Talk

When a movie is as beloved as The Wizard of Oz, making a prequel would seem a foolhardy enterprise. Put one foot on the Yellow Brick Road and you risk stepping on your viewers' memories and dreams. Yet Raimi rises to the challenge with dash and dazzle.

Full Review Source: Movie Talk

March 19, 2013
Dan Lybarger
KC Active

Oz the Great and Powerful should probably have been titled Oz the so-so and Kind of Entertaining or Oz, At Least It's Better than The Wonderful Land of Oz.

Full Review Source: KC Active | Original Score: 2.5/5

March 18, 2013

You've got to love any movie that features an army of rollicking Munchkins getting halfway through a Danny Elfman song before, basically, they're told to shut up.

Full Review Source: Rip It Up | Original Score: 3/5

March 17, 2013

[Director Sam] Raimi fills every square centimetre of the frame with aggressively attractive images...Simply put, Oz is simply beautiful to behold.

Full Review Source: 3AW | Original Score: 4/5

March 17, 2013
Mark Ramsey
MovieJuice!

It's Mila Kunis! And she's dressed like she took the wrong tornado on the way to F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Full Review Source: MovieJuice! | Original Score: C+

March 17, 2013
Matt Neal
The Standard

Oz The Great And Powerful is as good as it could be.

Full Review Source: The Standard | Original Score: 3/5

March 17, 2013
Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com

You know, its heart was in the right place.

Full Review Source: Needcoffee.com | Original Score: 2.5/5

March 15, 2013
Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show

Just like Dorothy's technicolour journey before, this trip through Oz is once again smeared by this ill deserving charlatan.

Full Review Source: 2UE That Movie Show | Original Score: 1/5

March 15, 2013
Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
Movies With Butter

If you liked Hugo you'll be pleased with Oz's coterie of zoopraxiscopes and praxinoscopes and zoetropes (Oh, my!).

Full Review Source: Movies With Butter

March 15, 2013
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

The hackneyed message is about the importance of 'belief,' but in what? The idea that even the most talented and impressive women should move aside if a man wants to be in charge?

Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 15, 2013
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals

Franco hasn't mastered dialogue rhythm and there are times when the movie stalls while he gets off a line BUT, the road ahead in this glorious $235M production is lined with gold, like the invention of the exquisite China Girl.

Full Review Source: Cinema Signals | Original Score: 4.5/5

March 15, 2013
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

There is also a message. This time it is not 'There is no place like home.' It is more like 'If we believe in ourselves and work together, with courage, we can do anything.' Nice message, that.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: B

March 15, 2013
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Movie Dearest

(James) Franco's performance is one of the better, more genuine things about Disney's given-to-excess adaptation/prequel. Still, the movie is on the whole engaging and entertaining.

Full Review Source: Movie Dearest | Original Score: B=

March 15, 2013
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