• Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

Oz the Great and Powerful

Release Date: March 8th, 2013

DVD Release Date: June 11th, 2013

PG |2 hr 10 min

Plot Summary

When shady circus magician Oscar Diggs (James Franco) is hurled away from Kansas into the wonderful land of Oz, he thinks that fame and fortune are his for the taking. However, three witches -- Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams) -- remain unconvinced that Oscar is the great wizard that the inhabitants of Oz need and expect. Reluctantly drawn into Oz's epic problems, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it's too late.

Cast: James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, Zach Braff, Bill Cobbs, Joey King, Tony Cox

Director: Sam Raimi

Genres: Fantasy , Adventure , Children

Production Co: Roth Films

Distributors: Walt Disney

Keywords: Transformation, Quest

Ratings & Reviews

  • 40
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    A miscast James Franco and a lack of charm and humor doom Sam Raimi's prequel to the 1939 Hollywood classic. Oz the Wimpy and Weak would be more like it. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    That's why the more you like the Judy Garland film, the more you might appreciate Oz the Great and Powerful. Appreciate. Enjoy. Admire. Be glad to see. Have fun with ... But as for love - well, love will be harder to come by. show more

  • 60
    Bob MondelloNPR

    Oz the Great and Powerful tells the story of how the Wizard came to Oz, answering a question I suspect no one was asking, but with considerable digital wizardry. show more

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