Rise of the Guardians - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Rise of the Guardians Reviews

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September 7, 2017
Charming, sweet and enchanting, but not without its flaws, Rise of the Guardians is the hopeful, feel-good movie for kids that's fitting for holiday movie watching with the family.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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.
May 3, 2015
The film has a square-jawed elegance that occasionally hits a note of grandeur when it's not just being silly.
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 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 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
December 4, 2012
An unusual 3D tale about a playful free spirit who is thrilled to become a Guardian who watches over children.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 3, 2012
Rise of the Guardians is kind of like The Avengers, except that instead of superheroes, the characters are people your parents lied to you about when you were a kid. It could become a perennial family favorite.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 3, 2012
A visual feast and a serious miscalculation: The movie tells us that if kids don't get toys and colored eggs, they stop believing, and Christmas and Easter die.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 30, 2012
Like a treasure hidden in plain sight, this is one film that will no doubt be cherished by children and adults who are fortunate enough to recognize its enchanting glimmer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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