The Wizard of Oz
The Wizard of Oz (1939)

L. Frank Baum's classic tale comes to magisterial Technicolor life! The Wizard of Oz stars legendary Judy Garland as Dorothy, an innocent farm girl whisked out of her mundane earthbound existence into a land of pure imagination.… More

Rated: G
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Release Date: October 19, 1999
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Critic Score: 99% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: An absolute masterpiece whose groundbreaking visuals and deft storytelling are still every bit as resonant, The Wizard of Oz is a must-see film for young and old.

Keith Staskiewicz
Entertainment Weekly

In truth, any opportunity to see the film on the big screen is welcome.

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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post

The result is quite stunning and a lot less gimmicky than it could have been.

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Kansas City Star

The music is good, and the public has not been given such a smooth running, well oiled, expert spectacle since the great days of the silent movies when Doug Fairbanks Sr. made the first Robin Hood and The Thief of Bagdad.

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Michael Sragow
Orange County Register

The greatest American movie fantasy.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Knowing that it was made without a single computer, and entirely by human ingenuity, makes it all the more worthy of marveling at, 75 years and an added dimension later.

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Mark Kermode
Observer [UK]

Anyone who can refrain from weeping as Dorothy cries "Aunty Em, I'm frightened!" deserves to be locked in a tower for all eternity.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

The blend of old-fashioned, classic storytelling with cutting-edge technology is undeniably enthralling.

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Rafer Guzman
Newsday

Any reason to show your children "The Wizard of Oz" on a big screen seems like a good one.

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Geoffrey Macnab
Independent

Seventy-five years on, it hasn't dated in the slightest.

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Flixster Audience Score: 89% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
Conceived by MGM as an answer to Walt Disney's Snow White, this sweet, colorful fable full of music and adventure will always be a pleasure to children… More
Mark Hobin
The story is as familiar as your own name. A young girl from Kansas, bored with her life, yearns for a more exciting one "over the rainbow." A… More
KJ Proulx
"The Wizard of Oz" will be a class in everyones eyes forever, bringing the light of day into the world of film and putting a smile on anyones face. As… More
Jens S.
When you're talking about the classics of cinema you can't skip mentioning this masterpiece that may have done more for fantastic movies than any… More
Bathsheba Monk
Oz, the great and powerful! Beyond the sheer enjoyment factor, there are a lot of messages here for youngins and geezers alike: if you want a quality… More
Adriel Lim
It is incredibly difficult not to love this story that cascades in a million colors, while splashing its wholesome essence on to fantastic visuals. Truly a… More

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