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Epic Reviews

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Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
May 24, 2013
Movies just don't get more derivative than this one, which - true to its green theme - fervently believes in recycling.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Mark Zhuravsky
The Playlist
May 24, 2013
...despite several moments of thoughtful, quiet near-bliss and well-crafted action beats, the overall product is underwhelming. Visuals aside, the film's title belies a story that's anything but.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Ben Kenber
We Got This Covered
May 23, 2013
Epic is very pleasing on a visual level, but its story of good versus evil is no different than the ones we grew up reading about and watching.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Chris Blohm
Little White Lies
May 23, 2013
Epic fail.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
Eddie Harrison
The List
May 22, 2013
A big, brash but ultimately somewhat boring fairy story that relies too heavily on celebrity casting for appeal.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Dave McGinn
Globe and Mail
May 24, 2013
Children may enjoy it, but even they will be able to see all the boxes it systematically ticks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mathew DeKinder
Suburban Journals of St. Louis
May 24, 2013
The biggest problem with "Epic" is that it doesn't present a world that feels wondrous and ancient and lived in, but instead gives us a world that feels like it was workshopped over a long lunch meeting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Top Critic
May 23, 2013
Epic is heavy on celebrity voices and light on imagination.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
May 22, 2013
A serviceable animated adventure movie for kids, hitting all the requisite family-friendly beats without ever transcending them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Sam Adams
Time Out
May 23, 2013
So generic it might as well come in a black-and-white box: Animated Adventure TBD.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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
Top Critic
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
Top Critic
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
May 23, 2013
It's difficult to keep its story and characters, or even its visual design, in your mind's eye, in part because the five credited screenwriters overload the narrative with incident and threatening complication.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
May 23, 2013
"Epic" is not a musical exactly. It's also not especially funny. And neither the nature story nor the dull parent one amounts to much.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Top Critic
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
May 24, 2013
The emotional connection that should have the crowd cheering wildly for the heroes and booing the villains never clicks in.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Michael Smith
Tulsa World
May 27, 2013
An unfortunate name for such a simplistic, sleepy little eco-goofy animated movie.
| Original Score: 2/4
Austin Kennedy
Film Geek Central
May 24, 2013
Why does Hollywood always feel the need to pander to kids by throwing in annoying comic characters and out of place humor in a story that doesn't need it?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Bill Gibron
Film Racket
May 23, 2013
It will probably make money. Making memories is another story all together.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
May 23, 2013
Even young would-be botanists will find this charmless animated adventure as exciting as watching grass grow.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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