Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return
Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (2014)

Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return is a 3D-animated musical based on the adventure books by Roger Stanton Baum, the great-grandson of L. Frank Baum. A continuation of one of the world's most popular and beloved fairy tales, Legends of… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: August 26, 2014
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73%



Critic Score: 16% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Faced with the choice between staying in or seeing Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return, most filmgoers will be forced to conclude that there's no place like home.

Kevin McFarland
AV Club

Problems abound from the rushed beginning all the way through the impossibly resolved ending.

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Bruce Ingram
Chicago Sun-Times

It's a little shocking how leaden the jokes are in this movie.

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Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com

Despite substandard animation, this brightly coloured sequel has a strong enough sense of both its story and characters to hold the audience's attention.

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Adam Markovitz
Entertainment Weekly

The bricks are still yellow, but the road doesn't lead anywhere special.

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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times

All in all, the beloved kingdom of Oz is not well served, though there's just enough detectable affection to keep it from feeling like a pure cashing-in.

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Jayne Nelson
SFX Magazine

Boasts an impressive cast, catchy tunes and an entertaining fairy tale plot.

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John Semley
Globe and Mail

It's short on jokes and hampered by unmemorable musical numbers (including one about building a boat), and the film's niceness can't overcome the dopey tedium.

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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star

Devoid of the visual magic and heartfelt emotion of the original film, this version of Oz and Dorothy 2.0 feel like the cheaply made knockoffs you find in a dollar store: garishly shiny, flimsy and not built to last.

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Mike McCahill
Guardian

Even by the standards of allowance-snatching half-term filler, this is pretty indifferent ...

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Dann Michalski
Based on a children's book written by the great-grandson of L. Frank Baum, Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return is a whimsical fantasy adventure. When the… More
Bradley J
Legends Of Oz is miraculously creepy for a kids film. The design is utterly lifeless and the villain is terrifying. Easily the worst animated film of the last… More