Return to Oz Reviews

December 13, 2018
Return to Oz doesn't soar when it so clearly should.
December 13, 2018
The basic problem with Return to Oz is its unrelieved oppressiveness, an atmosphere resulting mainly from our sense of Dorothy's constant plight.
December 13, 2018
Return to Oz is the kind of movie that encourages people to rent home videotapes of The Wizard of Oz and The Wiz.
October 22, 2018
The new characters may not have the human qualities the others had the souls and personalities. However, they are interesting enough and true to the tales spun by Baum in The Land of Oz (1904) and Ozma of Oz (1907).
January 2, 2018
"Return to Oz" won't make anyone forget "The Wizard of Oz," or even "The Neverending Story,"... Then again, it's as good an excuse as any for treating the family to popcorn.
March 26, 2009
Return to Oz is an astonishingly somber, melancholy and, sadly, unengaging trip back to a favorite land of almost every American's youth.
March 9, 2009
Any movie in which a Midwestern prairie actually looks more attractive and more interesting than the enchanted land over the rainbow is in big trouble.
December 12, 2007
It's bleak, creepy, and occasionally terrifying.
June 24, 2006
Despite the presence of Billina the talking hen, the emphasis on insecurity and peril harks back to the treat-'em-rough days of children's fiction, and the disturbing/comforting ratio tilts conclusively towards the former.
May 20, 2003
The work of ingenious technicians who seem either not to know what gave the original film its magic, or not to care.