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Rise of the Guardians Reviews

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Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

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

Full Review Source: Cinema Sight | Original Score: 3.5/4

March 21, 2013
Nour Habib
Tulsa World

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 Source: Tulsa World | Original Score: 3/4

March 2, 2013
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

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 Source: Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) | Original Score: 3/4

February 3, 2013
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

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.

Full Review Source: Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

January 29, 2013
Jason Best
Movie Talk

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

Full Review Source: Movie Talk

January 10, 2013

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

Full Review Source: 3AW | Original Score: 4.5/5

December 26, 2012
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

One of the best surprises of 2012.

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

December 23, 2012
Liam Maguren

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

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/5

December 20, 2012
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane

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 Source: ABC Radio Brisbane | Original Score: B+

December 15, 2012
Tim Martain
The Mercury

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 Source: The Mercury | Original Score: 3/5

December 14, 2012
Craig Mathieson
The Sunday Age

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 Source: The Sunday Age | Original Score: 6/10

December 12, 2012
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)

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

Full Review Source: At the Movies (Australia) | Original Score: 4/5

December 12, 2012
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

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

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

December 6, 2012
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

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

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice | Original Score: 3.5/5

December 4, 2012
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

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 Source: Aisle Seat | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 3, 2012
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

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

December 3, 2012
Jason Buchanan
TV Guide's Movie Guide

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 Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3/4

November 30, 2012
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]

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

Full Review Source: Daily Mail [UK] | Original Score: 5/5

November 30, 2012
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express

The years most entertaining animation.

Full Review Source: Daily Express | Original Score: 4/5

November 30, 2012
Alex Zane
Sun Online

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 Source: Sun Online | Original Score: 4/5

November 30, 2012
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