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: 65% 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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Stephen Schaefer
Boston Herald

The 3-D digitally animated Epic is bursting at the seams, much like the lush forest where it's set.

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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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Matthew Bond
The Mail on Sunday (UK)

The film takes a long old while to get going but the 3D animation is pretty good, the script has some nice touches of humour, and children will love Aziz Ansari and Chris O'Dowd as Mub and Grub.

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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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Angie Errigo
Metro (UK)

It's all sweet and agreeable, if no classic.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
From the Studio that gave us the 'Ice Age' franchise comes this bug sized eco friendly kids flick. Based on yet another children's story book and… 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
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