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Rise of the Guardians Reviews

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August 9, 2017
[Rise of the Guardians] acknowledges the courage of children and teaches the audience to see the signs and symbols of life more deeply and to listen to good inspiration.
April 17, 2016
Just interesting and colorful enough to hold a child's attention for 90 minutes but a thundering bore for anyone that's been around the cinematic block.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 3, 2015
The film has a square-jawed elegance that occasionally hits a note of grandeur when it's not just being silly.
July 27, 2013
Energetic animation and a handful of amusing character touches help, but they can't compensate for the paper-thin story and muddled messages.
March 21, 2013
A beautiful fantasy adventure that might change a few minds about the power and importance of these childhood fantasy characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 2, 2013
DreamWorks' newest picture is definitely one for the kids, but director Peter Ramsey makes it fun enough to put a smile on parents' faces.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 3, 2013
An entertaining experience, whether you see it in 3-D or 2-D, 'Rise of the Guardians' is an enjoyable adventure for all ages.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 29, 2013
The animation's usually a visual delight. There's enough visual spark and inventiveness to make this animated adventure rise above the Christmas crowd of flicks.
January 12, 2013
Alas, a sweet heart and a tender message aren't enough to save Rise of the Guardians from its overly sugary ways.
Full Review | Original Score: 42/100
January 10, 2013
Rise of the Guardians delivers a giddy, kinetic excitement as its heroes whoosh and swoop through the air, or glide and skitter on ice.
December 26, 2012
In one of the best, brightest, most beautifully realised and visually sumptuous tentpole animation films of the year...an absolute joy to behold, as lovingly made a piece of corporate entertainment as you're likely to find at the multiplex.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
December 23, 2012
One of the best surprises of 2012.
December 20, 2012
Delivers an entertaining twist on the fabricated mascots that kids will enjoy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 15, 2012
From the wind rustling through Jack Frost's white hair to the panoramic vistas as they fly through the sky, it all looks amazing.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
December 14, 2012
Whatever its agenda might (or might not) be, Rise of the Guardians is a surprisingly rousing tale with a story that resonates easily, if not deeply.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 12, 2012
Rise of the Guardians is both reasonably quirky and mildly serious. It wants children to believe there's more to animation than fast food tie-ins.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 12, 2012
This lovely fantasy has been brought to beautiful 3D life by Peter Ramsey, the visual effects are really something.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 8, 2012
The villain begins by kidnapping Tooth's worker fairies: it's never clear how she's so human-sized and they're all fairy-sized and have no voices, or how they're the workers and she's management.
December 7, 2012
More exhausting than exciting, but there are enough amusing gags to prevent on-the-fence viewers -- and critics -- from going full Scrooge on the final product.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 6, 2012
Youngsters will enjoy the diversion with the film's cute characters and creative visuals although there is a frenetic feel about the action that tends to overwhelm the story on an emotional level. As a result, there is little heart that resonates
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