Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return Reviews

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Mark Jackson
Epoch Times
June 15, 2016
You know ... it's not great, this one. Aesthetically, it's complacent. It'd be nice to see a film honoring the original illustration by W. W. Denslow of the first 'Oz' books.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nathan Bartlebaugh
The Film Stage
June 6, 2016
If encouraging a youngster's imagination is a form of nurture, taking a tyke to see Legends of Oz may be a form of child neglect.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Rich Cline
May 29, 2014
Despite substandard animation, this brightly coloured sequel has a strong enough sense of both its story and characters to hold the audience's attention.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jayne Nelson
SFX Magazine
May 23, 2014
Boasts an impressive cast, catchy tunes and an entertaining fairy tale plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Mike McCahill
May 22, 2014
Even by the standards of allowance-snatching half-term filler, this is pretty indifferent ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Eddie Harrison
The List
May 20, 2014
A cynical cash-grab riding on the coat-tails of far better productions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Stefan Pape
May 19, 2014
This film is very offbeat and psychedelic in that regard, though regrettably not nearly as accomplished or engaging as Alice in Wonderland which is loosely resembles.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Paul M. Bradshaw
Total Film
May 19, 2014
A cheap and charmless reminder to leave the classics alone.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Anna Smith
Empire Magazine
May 18, 2014
Kid-friendly with some neat visuals.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Josh Kupecki
Austin Chronicle
May 15, 2014
Carping on a film clearly targeted to 5-year-olds might seem unjust, but the filmmakers go about their business in such a lazy fashion that the viewer can't help but feel irritated by the whole ordeal.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Michael Dequina
May 14, 2014
Being an effective virtual babysitter isn't the same as being a satisfying entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Kevin McFarland
AV Club
May 14, 2014
Problems abound from the rushed beginning all the way through the impossibly resolved ending.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Max Nicholson
IGN Movies
May 12, 2014
Resting on the laurels of its namesake, Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return suffers from lackluster storytelling, TV-quality animation and haphazard music, all of which don't hold a candle to the many Oz tales that have come before it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/10
Brent Simon
Screen International
May 11, 2014
Wasting a voice cast populated with recognisable names, this attempt to cash in on nostalgia for its source material evokes more bewilderment and boredom than excitement or wistful reminiscence.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Matt Prigge
May 11, 2014
That it scored a few actual names [...] gives it the veneer of class, but it was designed to fool kids and their gullible parents, yet make everyone who sees it sad.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
May 10, 2014
Oz has its moments, even to this day.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Charles Solomon
Animation Scoop
May 9, 2014
Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return reunites Dorothy Gale, the Cowardly Lion, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man-and just about every cliché of low-budget CG animation.
Jeff Vice
May 9, 2014
"Aside from giving some very talented people so little to work with, perhaps the film's biggest crimes are its crimes against cinema and literature."
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Sandy Schaefer
May 9, 2014
A glorified 90-minute distraction for kids - not an enchanting and memorable addition to the Wizard of Oz movie pantheon.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Top Critic
Adam Markovitz
Entertainment Weekly
May 9, 2014
The bricks are still yellow, but the road doesn't lead anywhere special.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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