Rise of the Guardians - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Rise of the Guardians Reviews

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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
December 4, 2012
While the concept is novel - and the animation often dazzling - the story and characterisations soon prove trite, condescending and dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 22, 2012
A few colorful details aside, Rise of the Guardians goes light on the type of wide-eyed wonder it purports to champion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 12, 2012
All style and no substance, Rise of the Guardians' gorgeous visual presentation boasts a lot more dimension than its underwhelming script.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 20, 2012
The worst animated movie to ever wear the DreamWorks logo.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 21, 2012
And as much as I often found myself enchanted by this 3D animated film, based on the series of books by William Joyce, I couldn't help noticing that this movie falls into a conundrum I like to call "You didn't clap loud enough -- Tinkerbell's dead."
November 30, 2012
Rise of the Guardians is harmless enough, and the lack of easy pop-culture jokes represents the post-Shrek direction of DreamWorks well enough. But this is the studio's least entertaining film.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 22, 2012
The script seems to have been written by committee, with members lobbying for each major character, and the action, set in vast environments all over the map, spreads itself so thin that a surfeit of motion vitiates emotion.
November 20, 2012
An act of darkest cynicism
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
November 22, 2012
Wraps so much kids' mythology into one holiday package that it can't avoid tangling the ribbons.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
December 4, 2012
Less-than-compelling storyline.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
November 29, 2012
Deplorable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
November 21, 2012
You leave feeling like they took the images of these characters of childhood wonder and emptied them out of all their wonder.
Full Review | Original Score: 54/100
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.
November 19, 2012
[Rise Of The Guardians] provides plenty of action and colour for younger kids but rarely builds up the sort of emotional momentum necessary to grab the rest of the family.
November 21, 2012
[A] dour animated adventure that aspires to holiday joy, but is as enjoyable as a sock full of coal.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 21, 2012
This 3-D cartoon manages to be frantic and bizarre, yet boring.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
November 29, 2012
Here is another kitschy kiddy fantasy about Father Christmas, witless, gaudy and hyperkinetic.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
November 28, 2012
Cartoons from the DreamWorks stable always feel rather calculated and overcooked - and Rise Of The Guardians is no different.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 20, 2012
As vapid and false as The Polar Express, Hop and the tale of Dwayne Johnson becoming the Tooth Fairy. Combined.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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