Rise of the Guardians

Rise of the Guardians

Rise of the Guardians

Animated adventure from DreamWorks (Shrek, Kung Fu Panda) about a group of Holiday legends - Santa Claus (voiced by Alec Baldwin), the Easter Bunny (Hugh Jackman), the Toothy Fairy (Isla Fisher) and Jack Frost (Chris Pine) - who set out to stop Pitch the Boogeyman (Jude Law), who is hellbent on sending the world into "eternal darkness".

This is based on a series of books by William Joyce called The Guardians of Childhood. Joyce is also the author of A Day with Wilbur Robinson, which became the 2007 Disney movie Meet the Robinsons.

2012Rating: PG, contains coarse language97 minsUSADreamWorks Animation
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Rise of the Guardians / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Even tots may emerge feeling slightly browbeaten by this colorful, strenuous and hyperactive fantasy.

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Total Film

Total Film

So full of yuletide razzmatazz that only true Scrooges will have trouble stomaching it. If only Santa's workshop had given the script more of a tinker...

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The character design has real warmth, and the animation is frequently witty and sometimes mesmerizing.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Compare this moderate entertainment to, say, Monsters, Inc., and it really looks feeble.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

A crisp, colorful fantasy world, sharper-edged than many feature-length children's cartoons.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

There is a lot to savor, but sometimes too much of a good thing can be exhausting.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A lively and derivative 3D storybook spree for some unlikely action heroes.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

It's gorgeously designed, deftly written and frequently laugh-out-loud funny. For child or adult, this is a fantasy to get lost in.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Boasts a great deal of visual energy and amounts to a lot of fun ...

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