Return to Oz Reviews

June 18, 2019
I can see why others love it but it isn't for me
March 8, 2019
From just about every standpoint Return to Oz is competently executed but ill-advised. It's hard to imagine whom the filmmakers are trying to reach; it's easier to predict that filmgoers of all ages will be pretty well turned off.
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.
November 9, 2010
1985 sequel to American classic is tin-eared and creepy.
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
There are some fine, Oscar-nominated special effects, but the excitement just isn't there.
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.
July 5, 2005
August 21, 2004
Director Walter Murch tries to infuse the story with the inventiveness and adventure of the Star Wars saga, but the results are disappointing.
April 18, 2004
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.
September 17, 2002
Should've stuck to that yellow brick road
August 1, 2002