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Epic Reviews

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January 22, 2018
... an overflow of creativity and technical advances. [Full review in Spanish]
November 29, 2017
The 3-D digitally animated Epic is bursting at the seams, much like the lush forest where it's set.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 31, 2017
The film takes a long old while to get going but the 3D animation is pretty good, the script has some nice touches of humour, and children will love Aziz Ansari and Chris O'Dowd as Mub and Grub.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 5, 2017
It's all sweet and agreeable, if no classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 30, 2016
The film's chief strength lies in its depiction of a new and exotic world and appreciating how Fox animators envisioned and created such a world. Epic is epically gorgeous in its art design and animation.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
June 13, 2013
... has enough excitement and visual flair to appeal to moviegoers of any age.
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
June 3, 2013
Beautifully animated forest fantasy for undemanding families.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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
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
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