Epic

Epic

Epic

Animated adventure from Blue Sky Studios (Ice Age). In a miniature world deep in the forest, inhabited by Leaf Men and cute critters, a battle between good and evil is taking place that will determine the future of their world. Voice cast includes Amanda Seyfried, Beyoncé Knowles and Colin Farrell.

When a teenage girl (Seyfried) finds herself transported into this secret universe, she lends a hand in the fight against the Spider Queen and her army. Based on the Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs kids' book by William Joyce.

2013Rating: PG, Low level violence102 minsUSABlue Sky Studios
AdventureAnimatedKids & FamilyFantasy

Streaming (3 Providers)

Reviews & comments

Flicks, Team

Flicks, Team

flicks

Trying its darnedest to live up to its lofty moniker, this combination of Avatar, A Bug’s Life, Tron, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids and Disney’s Tinkerbell movies boasts plenty of thrills and spills, good humour and an empowering, tall and angular female protagonist - even if things sometimes feel a little rushed and aren’t always in balance.

A mixed Bag

20th Century Fox's 'Epic' release is a bit of a fissile if you go on name alone. However, this movie has managed to keep the interest of my three year old long enough for me to eat all her pop-corn un-noticed (now that's a feat, if you know my daughter). Why is it a mixed bag? Well, it's a mixed bag on most levels. It provides a mix of action and comedy...

3.0

Beautiful but predictable.

As long as you go to watch this with the understanding that it is a kid's film, you will be able to forgive the lack of a movie that will completely grip you. It's a beautifully animated movie, and to go just to see the details of the animation would well be worth it. The story itself is decent, with some good story writing (though a lot is predicatable)...

4.0
Variety

Variety

press

If this is all familiar territory even to film-literate young children, it's nonetheless executed with professionalism and a few dashes of panache.

Total Film

Total Film

press

This is big on action and small on originality. Gorgeous visuals aside, Epic is resolutely kiddie fare.

3.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

So generic it might as well come in a black-and-white box: Animated Adventure TBD.

2.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

As beautiful as it is, fatally lacking in visceral momentum and dramatic edge.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Perfectly serviceable family animation.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

The emotional connection that should have the crowd cheering wildly for the heroes and booing the villains never clicks in.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

With its secret, magical worlds and legions of evil-battling leafy warriors, there's plenty here to engage young audiences of both genders.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Not a crossover classic, this has enough wit and charm to entertain both big and little people.

3.0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

Epic is heavy on celebrity voices and light on imagination.

Flicks, Team

Flicks, Team

flicks

Trying its darnedest to live up to its lofty moniker, this combination of Avatar, A Bug’s Life, Tron, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids and Disney’s Tinkerbell movies boasts plenty of thrills and spills, good humour and an empowering, tall and angular female protagonist - even if things sometimes feel a little rushed and aren’t always in balance.

Variety

Variety

press

If this is all familiar territory even to film-literate young children, it's nonetheless executed with professionalism and a few dashes of panache.

Total Film

Total Film

press

This is big on action and small on originality. Gorgeous visuals aside, Epic is resolutely kiddie fare.

3.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

So generic it might as well come in a black-and-white box: Animated Adventure TBD.

2.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

As beautiful as it is, fatally lacking in visceral momentum and dramatic edge.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Perfectly serviceable family animation.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

The emotional connection that should have the crowd cheering wildly for the heroes and booing the villains never clicks in.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

With its secret, magical worlds and legions of evil-battling leafy warriors, there's plenty here to engage young audiences of both genders.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Not a crossover classic, this has enough wit and charm to entertain both big and little people.

3.0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

Epic is heavy on celebrity voices and light on imagination.

A mixed Bag

20th Century Fox's 'Epic' release is a bit of a fissile if you go on name alone. However, this movie has managed to keep the interest of my three year old long enough for me to eat all her pop-corn un-noticed (now that's a feat, if you know my daughter). Why is it a mixed bag? Well, it's a mixed bag on most levels. It provides a mix of action and...

3.0

Beautiful but predictable.

As long as you go to watch this with the understanding that it is a kid's film, you will be able to forgive the lack of a movie that will completely grip you. It's a beautifully animated movie, and to go just to see the details of the animation would well be worth it. The story itself is decent, with some good story writing (though a lot is predicatable)...

4.0