Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return Reviews

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May 22, 2014
Even by the standards of allowance-snatching half-term filler, this is pretty indifferent ...
May 18, 2014
Kid-friendly with some neat visuals.
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
Problems abound from the rushed beginning all the way through the impossibly resolved ending.
May 9, 2014
The bricks are still yellow, but the road doesn't lead anywhere special.
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.
May 9, 2014
This is one of those movies that parents will have to ask themselves if they love their child enough to sit through it.
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.
May 8, 2014
It's a little shocking how leaden the jokes are in this movie.
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
With dubious scruples, and much Broadway-style caterwauling, the film imagines what The Wizard of Oz would look like with a should-have-gone-straight-to-video chimney on her.
May 8, 2014
Devoid of the visual magic and heartfelt emotion of the original film, this version of Oz and Dorothy 2.0 feel like the cheaply made knockoffs you find in a dollar store: garishly shiny, flimsy and not built to last.
May 8, 2014
"Legends of Oz" feels like the opposite of the original film. Underneath its aggressive distractions and dim ideas, it has no heart.
May 8, 2014
The enterprise, while gently reverent, looks and feels as shaky as it sounds, tonally as flat as Kansas farmland.
May 8, 2014
There are songs, by a motley crew of tunesmiths who include Bryan Adams, but except for a showstopper tailor-made for Short, they don't make much of an impact. Ditto for the script ...
May 8, 2014
Feels like a formulaic knockoff of the original, replacing most everything whimsical about its predecessor with inane surrogates.
May 8, 2014
Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return is visually energetic but tonally all over the Yellow Brick Road map.
May 8, 2014
"Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return" lacks any sense of magic. These won't be songs you'll find yourself singing over and over after you've left the theater or a movie you'll be watching again and again. Once is enough.
May 8, 2014
[A] crass, cheap, hack-job cash-grab.
May 8, 2014
Mostly, the film reaffirms how hard it is to make a movie as unforgettable and enduring as "The Wizard of Oz." Good chance you'll forget this one on the way home from the theater.
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