Rise of the Guardians Reviews

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Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
March 21, 2013

A beautiful fantasy adventure that might change a few minds about the power and importance of these childhood fantasy characters.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Nour Habib
Tulsa World
March 2, 2013

DreamWorks' newest picture is definitely one for the kids, but director Peter Ramsey makes it fun enough to put a smile on parents' faces.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
February 3, 2013

An entertaining experience, whether you see it in 3-D or 2-D, 'Rise of the Guardians' is an enjoyable adventure for all ages.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
January 29, 2013

The animation's usually a visual delight. There's enough visual spark and inventiveness to make this animated adventure rise above the Christmas crowd of flicks.

Jason Best
Movie Talk
January 10, 2013

Rise of the Guardians delivers a giddy, kinetic excitement as its heroes whoosh and swoop through the air, or glide and skitter on ice.

Jim Schembri
3AW
December 26, 2012

In one of the best, brightest, most beautifully realised and visually sumptuous tentpole animation films of the year...an absolute joy to behold, as lovingly made a piece of corporate entertainment as you're likely to find at the multiplex.

Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
December 23, 2012

One of the best surprises of 2012.

Liam Maguren
Flicks.co.nz
December 20, 2012

Delivers an entertaining twist on the fabricated mascots that kids will enjoy.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane
December 15, 2012

From the wind rustling through Jack Frost's white hair to the panoramic vistas as they fly through the sky, it all looks amazing.

Full Review | Original Score: B+
Tim Martain
The Mercury
December 14, 2012

Whatever its agenda might (or might not) be, Rise of the Guardians is a surprisingly rousing tale with a story that resonates easily, if not deeply.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Craig Mathieson
The Sunday Age
December 12, 2012

Rise of the Guardians is both reasonably quirky and mildly serious. It wants children to believe there's more to animation than fast food tie-ins.

Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
December 12, 2012

This lovely fantasy has been brought to beautiful 3D life by Peter Ramsey, the visual effects are really something.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
December 6, 2012

Youngsters will enjoy the diversion with the film's cute characters and creative visuals although there is a frenetic feel about the action that tends to overwhelm the story on an emotional level. As a result, there is little heart that resonates

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
December 4, 2012

An unusual 3D tale about a playful free spirit who is thrilled to become a Guardian who watches over children.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
December 3, 2012

Rise of the Guardians is kind of like The Avengers, except that instead of superheroes, the characters are people your parents lied to you about when you were a kid. It could become a perennial family favorite.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
December 3, 2012

A visual feast and a serious miscalculation: The movie tells us that if kids don't get toys and colored eggs, they stop believing, and Christmas and Easter die.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jason Buchanan
TV Guide's Movie Guide
November 30, 2012

Like a treasure hidden in plain sight, this is one film that will no doubt be cherished by children and adults who are fortunate enough to recognize its enchanting glimmer.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
November 30, 2012

A family film full of wonder, originality and good-heartedness.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express
November 30, 2012

The years most entertaining animation.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Alex Zane
Sun Online
November 30, 2012

To fully enjoy this you will have to leave your cynicism at the door and embrace your inner child. But that inner child - and any child for that matter - will be touched by the story and impressed by the action.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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