The Wizard of Oz (1939)



Critic Consensus: An absolute masterpiece whose groundbreaking visuals and deft storytelling are still every bit as resonant, The Wizard of Oz is a must-see film for young and old.

Movie Info

L. Frank Baum's classic tale comes to magisterial Technicolor life! The Wizard of Oz stars legendary Judy Garland as Dorothy, an innocent farm girl whisked out of her mundane earthbound existence into a land of pure imagination. Dorothy's journey in Oz will take her through emerald forests, yellow brick roads, and creepy castles, all with the help of some unusual but earnest song-happy friends.

Rating: G (for some scary moments)
Genre: Kids & Family, Musical & Performing Arts, Classics, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: , ,
Written By: L. Frank Baum, Florence Ryerson, Noel Langley, Edgar Allan Woolf
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 19, 1999
Warner Bros. Pictures - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for The Wizard of Oz

All Critics (108) | Top Critics (25)

Judy Garland is perfectly cast as Dorothy. She is as clever a little actress as she is a singer and her special style of vocalizing is ideally adapted to the music of the picture.

Full Review… | August 21, 2015
New York Daily News
Top Critic

In truth, any opportunity to see the film on the big screen is welcome.

Full Review… | September 20, 2013
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

The greatest American movie fantasy.

Full Review… | September 19, 2013
Orange County Register
Top Critic

The blend of old-fashioned, classic storytelling with cutting-edge technology is undeniably enthralling.

Full Review… | September 19, 2013
USA Today
Top Critic

The result is quite stunning and a lot less gimmicky than it could have been.

Full Review… | September 19, 2013
Washington Post
Top Critic

Knowing that it was made without a single computer, and entirely by human ingenuity, makes it all the more worthy of marveling at, 75 years and an added dimension later.

Full Review… | September 19, 2013
Toronto Star
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Audience Reviews for The Wizard of Oz

Conceived by MGM as an answer to Walt Disney's Snow White, this sweet, colorful fable full of music and adventure will always be a pleasure to children everywhere for its relatable characters and universal message - but it may also prove a bit too slow for adults nowadays.

Carlos Magalhes

Super Reviewer

"The Wizard of Oz" will be a class in everyones eyes forever, bringing the light of day into the world of film and putting a smile on anyones face. As Dorothy dreams a dream that is unlike anything on earth, she creates a story that is one of the most brilliant telling in the history of film. I absolutely love this movie from start to finish. From it's clever dialogue, to it's hilarious acting, to the true heart of the story, this film surpasses any film of it's kind. Easily one of my favourites. New techniques and editing, the directors of this film (Victor Fleming and King Vidor) make it a wonder to behold! Absolutely stunning filmmaking!

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

Oz, the great and powerful! Beyond the sheer enjoyment factor, there are a lot of messages here for youngins and geezers alike: if you want a quality (intelligence, oourage, heart for example) act as if you already have it and soon you will own it; never trust the "great and all-knowing", there is ALWAYS a man behind the curtain. Oh, and some neighbor will always hate your dog or cat. That's just life and get used to it. One more: it was a real payday for little people.

Bathsheba Monk
Bathsheba Monk

Super Reviewer

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