Epic Reviews

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Sean Burns
Metro
May 5, 2015
At least the movie practices the green environmental message that it preaches: The entire screenplay is recycled.
August 1, 2014
It is a testament to how spoiled we have become by mainstream animated features that a film as visually arresting as Epic would be considered run-of-the-mill.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.0/10
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
August 27, 2013
The story is pretty routine, but it's the vivid colors and sense of excitement that comes with the crisp animation that makes it really work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
August 26, 2013
Boasts sometimes photorealistic animation and some cool concepts (the heroic 'Leafmen' ride hummingbirds like horses), but it's grounded by the cliche aspects of everything else.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
August 22, 2013
The story has a nice combination of reconciliation, drama and humor. There are some very funny jokes and pratfalls in the film. The kids in the audience laughed at the jokes aimed at them, but this film works for adults too.
Full Review | Original Score: B
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
August 21, 2013
However closely you look, "Epic" is epically gorgeous in its art design and animation.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
James Croot
Flicks.co.nz
July 11, 2013
Boasts plenty of thrills, good humour and an empowering, tall and angular female protagonist - even if things sometimes feel a little rushed and aren't always in balance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 28, 2013
An absolute delight from start to finish, Epic features an award-worthy sequence where giant figures in extreme close-up move in slow motion as the tiny heroes scatter about. There's a freshness and originality to it that we see all-too-rarely.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Alice Tynan
The Vine
June 27, 2013
Though the story may be slight, the film is stacked with brilliantly colourful characters, a fabulous voice cast and simply spectacular animation.
Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
June 27, 2013
Sure there's not much original here ... but it's well done, and that can't always be expected. Like a dandelion thistle, Epic is light and fluffy and quickly lost in the breeze.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
June 24, 2013
A fantasy forest is a fabulous setting for animation; it is filled with all shapes and sizes and colours of flowers and animals ... Sweet and funny and sometimes exciting, Epic is a cleverly made visual delight, certain to keep younger kids entertained
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com
June 13, 2013
... has enough excitement and visual flair to appeal to moviegoers of any age.
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
June 7, 2013
Beautiful 3D animation coupled with a compelling story and fantastic writing make this the best animated movies since Rise of the Guardians.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
June 3, 2013
Beautifully animated forest fantasy for undemanding families.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Pete Vonder Haar
Houston Press
June 1, 2013
I will now review this movie using the lyrics to the song "Epic" by Faith No More, which I think you'll find are eerily fitting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
May 31, 2013
I remember, not so very long ago, when most of the protagonists in children's movies were male. The change in recent years has been, well, 'Epic.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Pete Hammond
Movieline
May 31, 2013
Extraordinary! A magical and wondrous - and blessedly original - animated movie experience for everyone.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Steven D. Greydanus
National Catholic Register
May 31, 2013
Produces images of poetic power ... The catch is that the world the filmmakers create is far more interesting than the story they tell in it in it or the characters they put in it.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
May 30, 2013
At least it's pretty.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
May 30, 2013
It's not quite an animated masterpiece, but it's still a fun, sweet-hearted kid-pleaser that boasts some downright lovely animation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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