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Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return Reviews

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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
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
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
May 14, 2014
Problems abound from the rushed beginning all the way through the impossibly resolved ending.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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
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
May 6, 2014
Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return fails to make us care about the characters or their journeys, and the animation is shoddy and occasionally creepy ...
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
May 9, 2014
It's short on jokes and hampered by unmemorable musical numbers (including one about building a boat), and the film's niceness can't overcome the dopey tedium.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 20, 2014
A cynical cash-grab riding on the coat-tails of far better productions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 19, 2014
A cheap and charmless reminder to leave the classics alone.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
May 8, 2014
Harmless, but mostly charmless
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 8, 2014
Feels like a formulaic knockoff of the original, replacing most everything whimsical about its predecessor with inane surrogates.
May 8, 2014
The best one can hope for from this movie is that it will be a potent deterrent to those who want to try to make more Oz movies.
Full Review | Original Score: C
May 8, 2014
[A] crass, cheap, hack-job cash-grab.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
May 8, 2014
All in all, the beloved kingdom of Oz is not well served, though there's just enough detectable affection to keep it from feeling like a pure cashing-in.
May 8, 2014
It's a little shocking how leaden the jokes are in this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 9, 2014
Dorothy's return doesn't give you much of a return for the time invested.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 8, 2014
Joyless, witless, and even a tad heartless
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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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