Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return Reviews

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September 13, 2020
Yawn.
January 11, 2020
In the end when I walked out I felt like I just watched a failed Broadway musical that got turned into a failed animated movie that no one else should have to suffer through.
January 15, 2019
Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return seems as though it wants a sense of wonder, but it's far too schematic (and clumsy of tongue) to soar as fantasy should.
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.
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.
May 22, 2014
Even by the standards of allowance-snatching half-term filler, this is pretty indifferent ...
May 20, 2014
A cynical cash-grab riding on the coat-tails of far better productions.
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.
May 19, 2014
A cheap and charmless reminder to leave the classics alone.
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.
May 14, 2014
Being an effective virtual babysitter isn't the same as being a satisfying entertainment.
May 14, 2014
Problems abound from the rushed beginning all the way through the impossibly resolved ending.
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.
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.
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.
May 10, 2014
Oz has its moments, even to this day.
May 9, 2014
Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return reunites Dorothy Gale, the Cowardly Lion, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man-and just about every clich of low-budget CG animation.
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."
May 9, 2014
A glorified 90-minute distraction for kids - not an enchanting and memorable addition to the Wizard of Oz movie pantheon.
May 9, 2014
The bricks are still yellow, but the road doesn't lead anywhere special.
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