Epic
Epic (2013)

EPIC is a 3D CG adventure comedy that reveals a fantastical world unlike any other. From the creators of ICE AGE and RIO, EPIC tells the story of an ongoing battle between the forces of good, who keep the natural world alive, and the forces… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: September 20, 2013
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though its narrative themes are all too familiar, Epic is beautifully animated and crafted with just enough flair to make for solid family entertainment.

Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture

For all its attempts at wonder and spectacle and play, Epic is mostly a slog.

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Zachary Wigon
Village Voice

With its array of goofy sidekicks (Aziz Ansari as a slug almost runs away with the whole picture) and carefully crafted relationships, Epic certainly manages to tell a compelling tale.

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Scott Mendelson
Forbes

It is a testament to how spoiled we have become by mainstream animated features that a film as visually arresting as Epic would be considered run-of-the-mill.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

Although the basic story is too juvenile and simplistic to entertain anyone with an age in the double-digit range, the themes and underlying ideas are too complicated to capture the attention of someone younger.

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Glenn Kenny
MSN Movies

A 3D eco-fantasy whose mantra-like insistence that we're all connected by nature is one of the main things that underscores the abject insincerity of the sentiment as the movie articulates it, "Epic" is very nearly epic in its stifling mediocrity.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

The story is pretty routine, but it's the vivid colors and sense of excitement that comes with the crisp animation that makes it really work.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Director Chris Wedge falls into the common animator's trap of making the "human" characters a lot duller than the nonhuman creepy-crawlies.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

Anyone over the age of 7 or so - not to mention their accompanying adults - isn't going to find too much here to truly engage them, let alone linger past the final fade out.

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Boasts sometimes photorealistic animation and some cool concepts (the heroic 'Leafmen' ride hummingbirds like horses), but it's grounded by the cliche aspects of everything else.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Apeneck Fletcher
Truth in advertising would demand a title change, something more appropriate like: "not quite as epic as we would have you believe". Yah sure,… More
Manu Gino
Discover a world beyond your imagination. Great animated movie! There's a lot to love about the film, including its production design, visual artistry,… More
Cynthia S.
Funny, and very entertaining. The animation is excellent, it has an interesting Bug's Life-inspired story line, and is a really good movie that the entire… More
danny d
entertaining, but not nearly as epic as the title suggests. the film was actually quite simple, and not much more than a rehash of a dozen other kids films out… More
JY Skacto
<i>Epic</i> may not be epic, but Chris Wedge manages to keep the leaves on the trees.<p>When all is said and done, the story actually works… More
Thomas Johnston
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