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: May 24, 2013
DVD 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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James Plath
Family Home Theater

The film's chief strength lies in its depiction of a new and exotic world and appreciating how Fox animators envisioned and created such a world. Epic is epically gorgeous in its art design and animation.

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James Berardinelli

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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Sean Burns

At least the movie practices the green environmental message that it preaches: The entire screenplay is recycled.

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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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Scott Mendelson

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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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
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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
Kevin M. Williams
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