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

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Flicks, Team

Flicks, Team

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.

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Variety

Variety

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

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Total Film

Total Film

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

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Time Out

Time Out

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

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Perfectly serviceable family animation.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Epic is heavy on celebrity voices and light on imagination.

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