Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 30
  2. Negative: 4 out of 30
  1. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    May 23, 2013
    38
    I had the sensation of sitting through a fourth-grade school play that contained no children of my own: the very definition of a nightmare.
  2. Reviewed by: Laremy Legel
    May 27, 2013
    30
    Naming aside, Epic could have been good, except that it wasn’t, it was stone cold terrible, something even a six-year-old might scoff at. I know, I’m just as sad as you are about the whole thing.
  3. Reviewed by: Bilge Ebiri
    May 27, 2013
    30
    For all its attempts at wonder and spectacle and play, Epic is mostly a slog.
  4. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    May 23, 2013
    20
    Even young would-be botanists will find this charmless animated adventure as exciting as watching grass grow.
User Score
6.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 140 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 49
  2. Negative: 4 out of 49
  1. Jun 4, 2013
    4
    "Epic dares to be original, unique and well creative, but its not. It offers very little to most adults while only "truly" entertaining the children. Its Blue Sky animations worst movie to date and on the low end of the animation spectrum, I expected more" C Full Review »
  2. May 30, 2013
    5
    It's just was not that good a movie overall. I felt that the movie's plot was not that good; no shocking twists or turns. Just a predictable flow of events. I heard that the CGI was going to be awesome, but I just did not get blown away. and it barely made up for the bad script. I still don't get the name of the movie. I don't see the theme being reflected in the movie itself. Or maybe what the producers meant was that the movie was going to be epic. If it was, then it didn't show. Full Review »
  3. May 27, 2013
    5
    This is basically the "Brave" of 2013. Thinly plotted, cramped with too many characters, and ends all too quickly. The plot is also very predictable. There are better animated films you could watch, but this is alright entertainment. Full Review »