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Epic Reviews

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
May 28, 2013
Apart from the visuals, it's pretty undistinguished.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
May 28, 2013
Great animation, good voice talent but something is just a little flat about the storyline.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
May 27, 2013
"Epic" is not a bad animated film, but it is a pretty forgettable one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Michael Smith
Tulsa World
May 27, 2013
An unfortunate name for such a simplistic, sleepy little eco-goofy animated movie.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture
May 27, 2013
For all its attempts at wonder and spectacle and play, Epic is mostly a slog.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
May 27, 2013
Although the basic story is too juvenile and simplistic to entertain anyone with an age in the double-digit range, the themes and underlying ideas are too complicated to capture the attention of someone younger.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Philip French
Observer (UK)
May 27, 2013
Basically, it's a passable combination of Bambi, The Borrowers and Avatar (which plays in my memory as an animated picture).
Nell Minow
Beliefnet
May 26, 2013
The visuals are pure magic.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
JimmyO
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
May 25, 2013
This woodland fairy tale is not nearly as Epic as the title would suggest.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
May 25, 2013
Sweet, eye-popping, eco-friendly adventure, suitable for children of all ages.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Steve Biodrowski
Cinefantastique
May 24, 2013
...the most beautiful boring movie ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
May 24, 2013
Animated adventure amuses but doesn't live up to its title.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sandy Schaefer
ScreenRant
May 24, 2013
By-the-numbers kid's movie elements prevent Epic from completely living up to its name; nonetheless, it's still a solid film for the whole family.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
May 24, 2013
The story has periods of great invention, too, offering both an ingenious combination of time and space as well as the sublime use of different speeds of sound.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rob Vaux
Mania.com
May 24, 2013
It doesn't do anything groundbreaking, but its attention to detail produces a reliably entertaining family adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Nina Garin
San Diego Union-Tribune
May 24, 2013
It's never a good sign when there are five screenwriters on a single project; maybe that's why the story feels clunky and overcomplicated.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rebecca Cusey
Patheos
May 24, 2013
Good despite the poster-blurb title. I hear the sequels are "Best Family Movie Yet" and "Amazing Thrill Ride!"
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
May 24, 2013
Director Chris Wedge falls into the common animator's trap of making the "human" characters a lot duller than the nonhuman creepy-crawlies.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Zachary Wigon
Village Voice
May 24, 2013
With its array of goofy sidekicks (Aziz Ansari as a slug almost runs away with the whole picture) and carefully crafted relationships, Epic certainly manages to tell a compelling tale.
Kristian Harloff
Schmoes Know
May 24, 2013
Some jokes that should have worked fell flat and the movie never sucked me in on a level like a "Toy Story" or "Finding Nemo" would. But if you have kids and are looking for a safe journey to take them on at the movies, "Epic" will punch your ticket.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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