The Wizard of Oz
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 99%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"In truth, any opportunity to see the film on the big screen is welcome."
‑ Keith Staskiewicz, Entertainment Weekly
"The result is quite stunning and a lot less gimmicky than it could have been."
‑ Stephanie Merry, Washington Post
"One of Hollywood's quintessential productions, this musical adaptation of L Frank Baum's classic fable is probably the most beloved fantasy film of all time and the ultimate family picture."
‑ Alan Jones, Radio Times
"The Wizard of Oz is the cinematic equivalent of high-end wine, in that it gets better with age. The difference is that while wine must remain unopened to increase in value, the film positively thrives on it being tasted and shared over and over and over."
‑ Jim Schembri, 3AW
"MGM's fantastic IMAX 3D conversion for the The Wizard of Oz's 75th anniversary underlines rather than obscures most of the film's visual pleasures, reminding us (if we'd managed to forget) just how glorious L. Frank Baum's strange world is."
‑ Joshua Starnes,
"The greatest American movie fantasy."
‑ Michael Sragow, Orange County Register
"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."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"This family classic long ago left the realm of being mere entertainment to emerge as a cultural touchstone for generations of Americans."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"The old-fashioned, old-school wizardry of MGM still looks impressive to me today..."
‑ Leonard Maltin, Leonard Maltin's Picks
"Hey, Dorothy actually has freckles in IMAX. Glinda's floating sphere is mesmerizing. The flying monkeys are creepier than ever. The Lollipop Guild even more disturbing - are these guys having a seizure?"
‑ Jon Niccum, Kansas City Star
"The blend of old-fashioned, classic storytelling with cutting-edge technology is undeniably enthralling."
‑ Claudia Puig, USA Today
"Any reason to show your children "The Wizard of Oz" on a big screen seems like a good one."
‑ Rafer Guzman, Newsday
"The classic MGM musical from 1939 has been lovingly restored and up-converted to 3D."
‑ Paul Chambers, Movie Chambers
"Seven decades on, it's still wholly transporting, even without the benefit of the bells and whistles that are part of the CGI age."
‑ Ethan Alter, Television Without Pity
"A timeless family classic finds potent new life in IMAX 3D."
‑ Kevin Lally, Film Journal International
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