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In this animated futuristic tale, a pair of twins must fight for domination of what is left of the world, the good man using the powers of magic in an attempt to save the Earth, and the evil twin taking advantage of the horrors of technology that again threaten to destroy everything. ~ Iotis Erlewine, Rovi
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 59%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Ralph Bakshi's animated sword-and-sorcery tale is a long way from his best work, marred by cut-rate techniques and a shapeless screenplay."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"Bakshi's filmmaking is sloppy and slapdash at times, to be sure, but it is also uncompromising."
‑ Jeremy Heilman, MovieMartyr.com
"Story and characters leave much to be desired, but there's something wonderful about this refreshingly gritty, innovative animated feature."
‑ R. L. Shaffer, IGN DVD
"while having so little money may, paradoxically, have liberated Bakshi from studio interference, this freedom allows him to indulge in ideas that are, metaphorically and otherwise, away with the fairies."
‑ Anton Bitel, Eye for Film
"Wizards may not be everyone's cup of tea, but it is an audacious refreshment that deserves appreciation and respect nonetheless"
‑ Blake French, Filmcritic.com
"Moderate fun here and there."
‑ , Time Out
"The story is kind of a mess, but Wizards goes beyond your standard sword and sorcery tale into some heavy surrealism."
‑ Eric Melin, Scene-Stealers.com
"Its status as a low-budget cult film seems secure. I just don't think it's as good a film as it might have been with more restrained storytelling or art design."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"An effective mix of animation, stock footage, and rear projection."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Sword-and-sorcery animation, neatly done but reliant on the same bunch of dog-eared cliches."
‑ , Film4
"Mr. Bakshi's allegory is fairly obvious from the outset, but he and his animators are convincingly professional. They have devised a melange of animation and live footage that gives their feature mystical, slightly scary and, occasionally, comic tones."
‑ A.H. Weiler, New York Times
"a unique film unlike anything else you'll see from this era"
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"If some elements do date the film, there nevertheless is an artisan's touch to Bakshi's images that warrant his inclusion in any discussion of cinema's great visionaries."
‑ Simon Foster, sbs.com.au
"Ahead of its day when released Bakshi animation"
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"A cartoon classic of its time that hasn't aged well."
‑ Gerry Shamray, Sun Newspapers of Cleveland
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