Wizards Reviews

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August 6, 2019
If Wizards is a failure, then it's a fascinating failure.
July 3, 2018
Bakshi is direct in his imagery and his messaging: the drumbeat of war and the rush of new technology is killing us...Wizards is far more than a simple animated curiosity, but a surprisingly dark, dangerous, and compelling piece of fantasy.
June 22, 2012
Bakshi's filmmaking is sloppy and slapdash at times, to be sure, but it is also uncompromising.
April 22, 2012
The story is kind of a mess, but Wizards goes beyond your standard sword and sorcery tale into some heavy surrealism.
March 19, 2012
a unique film unlike anything else you'll see from this era
March 19, 2012
Story and characters leave much to be desired, but there's something wonderful about this refreshingly gritty, innovative animated feature.
March 15, 2012
Its status as a low-budget cult film seems secure. I just don't think it's as good a film as it might have been with more restrained storytelling or art design.
October 14, 2011
Wizards is meant to be vast, but its smallest moments tend to be the most memorable.
January 31, 2011
If some elements do date the film, there nevertheless is an artisan's touch to Bakshi's images that warrant his inclusion in any discussion of cinema's great visionaries.
May 24, 2010
while having so little money may, paradoxically, have liberated Bakshi from studio interference, this freedom allows him to indulge in ideas that are, metaphorically and otherwise, away with the fairies.
November 14, 2007
An effective mix of animation, stock footage, and rear projection.
November 14, 2007
Ralph Bakshi's animated sword-and-sorcery tale is a long way from his best work, marred by cut-rate techniques and a shapeless screenplay.
Top Critic
January 26, 2006
Moderate fun here and there.
August 10, 2005
May 9, 2005
Mr. Bakshi's allegory is fairly obvious from the outset, but he and his animators are convincingly professional. They have devised a melange of animation and live footage that gives their feature mystical, slightly scary and, occasionally, comic tones.
October 19, 2004
Ahead of its day when released Bakshi animation
August 4, 2004
May 18, 2004
Wizards may not be everyone's cup of tea, but it is an audacious refreshment that deserves appreciation and respect nonetheless
May 24, 2003
Sword-and-sorcery animation, neatly done but reliant on the same bunch of dog-eared cliches.
January 27, 2003
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