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Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)



Critic Consensus: It suffers from some tonal inconsistency and a deflated sense of wonder, but Oz the Great and Powerful still packs enough visual dazzle and clever wit to be entertaining in its own right.

Movie Info

Disney's fantastical adventure "Oz The Great and Powerful," directed by Sam Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum's beloved wizard character. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he's hit the jackpot-fame and fortune are his for the taking-that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone's been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity-and even a bit of wizardry-Oscar transforms himself not only into the great wizard but into a better man as well. When small-time magician Oscar Diggs (James Franco) pulls one flimflam too many, he finds himself hurled into the fantastical Land of Oz where he must somehow transform himself into the great wizard-and just maybe into a better man as well. -- (C) Walt Disneymore
Rating: PG (for sequences of action and scary images, and brief mild language)
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: L. Frank Baum, Mitchell Kapner, David Lindsay-Abaire
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 11, 2013
Box Office: $234.9M
Walt Disney Pictures - Official Site


Mila Kunis
as Theodora/Wicked Witc...
Rachel Weisz
as Evanora
Michelle Williams
as Annie/Glinda
Zach Braff
as Finley
Bill Cobbs
as Master Tinker
Joey King
as Girl in Wheelchair/C...
Tony Cox
as Knuck
Stephen R. Hart
as Winkie General
Bruce Campbell
as Winkie Gate Keeper
Ted Raimi
as Skeptic in Audience
Tim Holmes
as Strongman
Toni Wynne
as Strongman's Wife
Rob Crites
as Firebreather
William Dick
as Front Gate Barker
Gene Jones
as Wild West Barker
John Lord Booth III
as Oz's Tent Barker
Suzanne Keilly
as Concessioner
Shannon Murray
as Girl in Wheelchair's...
Ralph Lister
as Girl in Wheelchair's...
John Michael Manfred...
as Disgruntled Kansas M...
Robert Stromberg
as Disgruntled Kansas M...
Channing Pierce
as Coochie Girl
Julie Gershenson
as Quadling Greeter
Daniel Nelson
as Quadling Man with Fl...
T.J. Jagodowski
as Quadling Mayor
John Paxton
as Elder Tinker
Melissa Exelberth
as Quadling Woman with ...
Steve Forbes
as Quadling Farmer
Arnold Agee
as Quadling Blacksmith
Deborah Puette
as Quadling Baker
Julius Kline
as Quadling Scarecrow M...
Theresa Tilly
as Quadling Seamstress
Betsy Baker
as Quadling Woman
Ellen Sandweiss
as Quadling Woman
Isabella Shepard
as Quadling Child
Sasha Reynolds
as Quadling Child
Ja'vonne Cousin
as Quadling Child
Victoria Lurz
as Quadling Child
Dashiell Raimi
as Quadling Bugle Boy
Oliver Raimi
as Quadling Drummer Boy
Brandon Hamilton
as Singing/Dancing Munc...
Stevie "Puppet" Lee
as Munchkin Carriage Dr...
Martin Klebba
as Munchkin Rebel
Danielle Ragland
as Female Munchkin Rebe...
Bart McCarthy
as Emerald City Man
Timothy Patrick Quil...
as Emerald City Man
Nicholas Lindsay-Aba...
as Emerald City Boy
Bill E. Rogers
as Emerald City Citizen
Mia Serafino
as Emerald City Citizen
Mikayla Bouchard
as Emerald City Citizen
Emma Raimi
as Emerald City Citizen
Jay Schwalm
as Emerald City Citizen
Jim Bird
as Emerald City Citizen
Chester Guilmet
as Emerald City Citizen
Jim Moll
as Emerald City Citizen
Danny Hicks
as Emerald City Citizen
Lanika Wise
as Emerald City Citizen
Nellie Ann Pristine-...
as Emerald City Citizen
Jayne Violassi
as Emerald City Citizen
Wendy Cutler
as Emerald City Citizen
Kenneth D. Ciszewski
as Emerald City Citizen
Bob Buck
as Emerald City Citizen
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Critic Reviews for Oz the Great and Powerful

All Critics (243) | Top Critics (48)

The twister that comes to whirl Oscar into Oz is so preordained you could find its departure information and flight time from an airport travel board.

Full Review… | January 3, 2014
Top Critic

While the movie looks great and kicks into satisfying high gear as it heads toward the last act...the tinhorn feeling of the bulk...leaves one yearning for another trip down the yellow brick road-the one first glimpsed by audiences in 1939.

Full Review… | June 27, 2014
Windy City Times

Antithetical to the horror excursions Sam Raimi built his name on, iOz the Great and Powerful is a heartwarming fantasy drenched in opulence.

Full Review… | February 1, 2014
Movie Mezzanine

Just not the best director Sam Raimi is capable of offering his audience...

Full Review… | October 20, 2013
Cinema Crazed

This is the kind of movie that doesn't so much rush off the screen as it prances off with its nose turned up in the air.

Full Review… | July 18, 2013

A marvelously candy-colored and overall-pretty-fun-nothing-great-but-it's-all-right fantasy adventure.

Full Review… | July 13, 2013

Audience Reviews for Oz the Great and Powerful

An exciting roller coaster of a prequel with endless welcome references to the original movie and tons of more adventure and exuberant visuals that look quite nice in 3D - and it also aims for a broader public, being just as pleasant to adults as it is to children and munchkins alike.

Carlos Magalh„es

Super Reviewer


Light, fluffy yet endearing Disney entertainment.

Liam Gadd
Liam Gadd

Super Reviewer


So much effort was spent on making the surroundings look lovely, so why did the costuming and the special effects look so cheap? Especially Theodora and Glinda's outfits were horrible. The acting left a lot to be desired as well, Rachel Weisz and Bill Cobbs probably being the only ones who didn't make me cringe.

vieras esine

Super Reviewer

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