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Based on 30 Reviews
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  • 50
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    Well-polished and well-intentioned, this human-among-the-fairies adventure is filled with plenty of rousing action for short attention spans. But the beautiful visuals are paired with a mediocre script. The pacing is off and scenes become repetitive. While Epic has broad appeal, it's hard to imagine this will be anyone's favorite movie in 5 or 10 or 20 years. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The film's clever use of emerald-colored hummingbirds as transportation is a highlight. show more

  • 20
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Even young would-be botanists will find this charmless animated adventure as exciting as watching grass grow. show more

  • 70
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    While it might not amount to epic animated filmmaking in terms of scope and invention, Epic, a 3D, CG adventure-fantasy from Blue Sky Studios, nevertheless makes for pleasantly engaging viewing. show more

  • 30
    Laremy Legel

    Naming aside, Epic could have been good, except that it wasn’t, it was stone cold terrible, something even a six-year-old might scoff at. I know, I’m just as sad as you are about the whole thing. show more

  • 75
    Joe Williams St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    In the roll call of visually distinctive ’toons, Epic looms large. show more

  • 63
    Richard Roeper Chicago Sun-Times

    While never losing its visual dazzle-factor, Epic keeps returning to overly familiar themes and characters. show more

  • 63
    Slant Magazine

    And that's the thing with Epic: It's something close to an animated masterpiece, provided it's watched on mute. show more

  • 63
    Roger Moore McClatchy-Tribune News Service

    Epic isn’t epic, but it isn’t half bad, either. It’s just that as high as the bar has been raised on this sort of animation, this is more evidence that a strong story is worth more than any next generation software. show more

  • 50
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    The animated result isn't bad. It's an adequate baby sitter. But where's the allure in telling the truth? Twentieth Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios present "Adequate"? show more

  • August 20, 2013 Shaun Morris
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    have to say forced to take my niece to see this and i ended up liking it just s much as she did rofl

  • June 23, 2013 tocarney
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  • June 11, 2013 go00000000138548
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    not as epic as I thought

  • June 10, 2013 rjhgl2005
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    Good show but could have waited for Dvd.

  • June 01, 2013 sport44
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    DaD and tyler

  • May 27, 2013 coponata
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    visually the film was beautiful, but too dark as a story line. also using beyonce\'s voice was a horrible mistake. her diction is terrible and she has no feeling in her projection . awful to listen to. all in all, 2 stars.

  • May 25, 2013 jq00000000148384
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    the animation and idea of how nature works was nice, but way to violent for young ones. That's why the PG rating. All the little ones(under 5) were scared, and some crying. My 4 year old was scared, so we went to see the croods. A lot more fun, and kid oriented.

  • May 24, 2013 jpm100766
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    Epic was sooooooooo good!! Mub and Grub!!!

  • May 24, 2013 WILLYT
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    If I listen to the critics I would never see a movie

  • May 22, 2013 sheleon
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    loved it better than iron man


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