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The Wizard of Oz Reviews

Keith Staskiewicz
Entertainment Weekly
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In truth, any opportunity to see the film on the big screen is welcome.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A

September 20, 2013
Michael Sragow
Orange County Register
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The greatest American movie fantasy.

Full Review Source: Orange County Register | Original Score: A+

September 19, 2013
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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The blend of old-fashioned, classic storytelling with cutting-edge technology is undeniably enthralling.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 19, 2013
Stephanie Merry
Washington Post
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The result is quite stunning and a lot less gimmicky than it could have been.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

September 19, 2013
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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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 Source: Toronto Star

September 19, 2013
Rafer Guzman
Newsday
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Any reason to show your children "The Wizard of Oz" on a big screen seems like a good one.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 4/4

September 18, 2013
Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice
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Even swollen to IMAX size, the movie is sharper than you've ever seen it, and the vaudevillian brilliance of the choreography (and Ray Bolger's straw-boned tumbling) is entirely undiminished.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

September 17, 2013
Todd Gilchrist
TheWrap
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"The Wizard of Oz" celebrates its 75th anniversary looking younger and more vital than ever, simultaneously advertising good old-fashioned storytelling and the most advanced technology available.

Full Review Source: TheWrap

September 17, 2013
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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It looks fantastic, sounds great, and the 3-D effects (reportedly labored over for 16 months by a thousand technicians) are both subtle and respectfully applied.

Full Review Source: New York Post

September 15, 2013
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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A work of almost staggering iconographic, mythological, creative and simple emotional meaning, at least for American audiences, this is one vintage film that fully lives up to its classic status.

Full Review Source: Variety

October 9, 2012
Otis Ferguson
The New Republic
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The story of course has some lovely and wild ideas, but the picture doesn't know what to do with them, except to be painfully literal and elaborate about everything.

Full Review Source: The New Republic

October 9, 2012
Edwin Schallert
Los Angeles Times
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There is something new in the land of cinema at long last.

| Original Score: 5/5

August 26, 2011
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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One of only a handful of films that nearly everyone is familiar with.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 4/4

June 10, 2008
John C. Flinn Sr.
Variety
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There's an audience for Oz wherever there's a projection machine and a screen.

Full Review Source: Variety

May 12, 2008
Whittaker Chambers
TIME Magazine
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Lavish in sets, adult in humor, it is a Broadway spectacle translated into make-believe.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

May 12, 2008
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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I don't find the film light or joyful in the least -- an air of primal menace hangs about it, which may be why I love it.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

June 26, 2007
Trevor Johnston
Time Out
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Oz simply lays bare primal emotions, exposes our childhood anxieties about abandonment and powerlessness and brings to light the tension between the repressive comforts of home and the liberating terrors of the unknown marking all our adult lives.

Full Review Source: Time Out

January 26, 2006
Douglas Pratt
Hollywood Reporter
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Warner Home Video's DVD invites you to watch the movie a dozen more times on top of the many dozens of times you've already seen it.

| Original Score: A

November 3, 2005
Frank S. Nugent
New York Times
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A delightful piece of wonder-working which had the youngsters' eyes shining and brought a quietly amused gleam to the wiser ones of the oldsters.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

May 20, 2003
Paul Tatara
CNN.com
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It scared the hell out of me when I used to watch it between my fingers when I was a kid, and (though it might say too much about my own emotional development) I still get the heebie-jeebies from a lot of it.

Full Review Source: CNN.com

January 1, 2000

Newsweek
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Magnificent sets and costumes, vivid Technicolor, and every resource of trick photography -- including a realistically contrived cyclone -- bolster the competent cast that strikes a happy medium between humor and make-believe.

Full Review Source: Newsweek

January 1, 2000
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Remains the weirdest, scariest, kookiest, most haunting and indelible kid-flick-that's- really-for-adults ever made in Hollywood.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A

January 1, 2000
Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
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This wonderful romp of a movie looks magical on the big screen: colors are a picnic for the eyes, details loom so clearly you can practically touch them and there's a sense of the larger-than-life with a film that's already larger than life.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 4/4

January 1, 2000
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Its underlying story penetrates straight to the deepest insecurities of childhood, stirs them and then reassures them.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 4/4

January 1, 2000
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