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Oz the Great and Powerful Reviews

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May 28, 2013
The funny, warm-hearted "Wizard of Oz" prequel "Oz the Great and Powerful" veers far enough from the Yellow Brick Road paved by the original film to avoid dangerous direct comparisons.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 22, 2013
It pushes its gospel of modern "magic" - one third science, one third show biz, one third motivational speech - with Disney Channel earnestness.
Read More | Original Score: 5/10
May 13, 2013
Raimi's 'Oz' is nothing more than a grand theft of a 74-year-old vision, thinly veiled in over-saturated colors and populated with action-figure friendly characters sure to set the Mouse's cash registers ringing.
Full Review | Original Score: C
April 23, 2013
True...the odds were stacked against Raimi in his film that has some moments but hardly seems momentous.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
April 14, 2013
big and splashy but tin-eared
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 11, 2013
Looking backwards in more ways than one.
April 8, 2013
Stunning visuals, some suprising plot twists, dreadfully mediocre dialogue delivered by a woefully miscast James Franco.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 31, 2013
Sam Raimi has managed to recapture the feel and charm of the original 'Wizard of Oz'... and that may be the greatest compliment of all.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4.0
March 29, 2013
The script is the real problem, lacking in humor and wit (not to mention jaunty musical numbers) and emphasizing the type of sensory overload that seems to pass for family entertainment these days.
March 24, 2013
Raimi tries to go all in, but the update can't match the character of the original
March 22, 2013
There were things that offered promise... but one after the other, they blended into the blandness of the storytelling.
March 22, 2013
That the female roles are the most memorable is intriguing since Oz the Great and Powerful is arguably at heart a broadside against male chauvinism
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 19, 2013
It took courage to believe anything could and should be added to The Wizard of Oz. It took brains to create such a sumptuous fantasia with pixels and keyboard swipes. Now, if it only had a heart.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
March 19, 2013
When a movie is as beloved as The Wizard of Oz, making a prequel would seem a foolhardy enterprise. Put one foot on the Yellow Brick Road and you risk stepping on your viewers' memories and dreams. Yet Raimi rises to the challenge with dash and dazzle.
March 18, 2013
Oz the Great and Powerful should probably have been titled Oz the so-so and Kind of Entertaining or Oz, At Least It's Better than The Wonderful Land of Oz.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 17, 2013
You've got to love any movie that features an army of rollicking Munchkins getting halfway through a Danny Elfman song before, basically, they're told to shut up.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
March 17, 2013
[Director Sam] Raimi fills every square centimetre of the frame with aggressively attractive images...Simply put, Oz is simply beautiful to behold.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 17, 2013
It's Mila Kunis! And she's dressed like she took the wrong tornado on the way to F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
March 17, 2013
Oz The Great And Powerful is as good as it could be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 15, 2013
You know, its heart was in the right place.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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