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  • Director: George Cukor and King Vidor and Mervyn LeRoy and Norman Taurog and Victor Fleming
  • Genre(s): Adventure, Fantasy, Comedy, Family, Musical
  • Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 102 min
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Reviewed by: James Berardinelli
    Feb 16, 2011
    100
    Not only is it wonderfully entertaining, but the issues it addresses, and the way it presents them, are both universal and deeply personal. And therein lies The Wizard of Oz's true magic.
  2. Reviewed by: Peter Stack
    Feb 16, 2011
    100
    This wonderful romp of a movie looks magical on the big screen: colors are a picnic for the eyes, details loom so clearly you can practically touch them and there's a sense of the larger-than-life with a film that's already larger than life.
  3. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    Feb 16, 2011
    100
    This is one vintage film that fully lives up to its classic status and should play with outstanding success to contemporary audiences of all ages.
  4. Reviewed by: Owen Gleiberman
    Feb 16, 2011
    100
    The Wizard of Oz remains the weirdest, scariest, kookiest, most haunting and indelible kid-flick-that's-really-for-adults ever made in Hollywood.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 33
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 33
  3. Negative: 4 out of 33
  1. Apr 19, 2011
    10
    i love the friendship of Dorothy and her companions, no matter what happens they stick together. Perhaps that's why it strikes such a chordi love the friendship of Dorothy and her companions, no matter what happens they stick together. Perhaps that's why it strikes such a chord with us all. Expand
  2. Aug 24, 2014
    10
    This 1939 classic is, without a doubt, the greatest film ever made. Aside from legendary innovations in filmmaking, this movie-musical versionThis 1939 classic is, without a doubt, the greatest film ever made. Aside from legendary innovations in filmmaking, this movie-musical version transcends the book and sets a new bar for not only film musical numbers but also on-screen performances. Two of The Academy's greatest snubs: The Wizard of Oz and Judy Garland losing for Best Picture and Best Actress. Expand
  3. Dec 6, 2011
    10
    The Wizard of OZ is a nice children's film that is a delight to watch as well as provides a smart historical connection that is justThe Wizard of OZ is a nice children's film that is a delight to watch as well as provides a smart historical connection that is just unforgettable. The morals and lessons that the movie provides are very astounding and the musicals can get really annoying though. The plot is fairly simple but very well crafted as you will be drawn into the plot, it wont break your brain or force you to overthink so it is a nice fun plot. The acting is very good as the transitions are great too. The script is very well written and emotionally profounding that is so easily remembered. The relationships of the characters and their depths and progression through the story is so great that it strikes a chord with us all. There are hardly any flaws in the movie except for too many musicals that it becomes just darn annoying and some emphasis is lost due to it but this is such a minor flaw. Overall, The Wizard of Oz is a great movie that is so great that it will forever be remembered like "The Godfather". Breakdown for "The Wizard of Oz": Presentation: 9.8, Plot: 9.9, Acting: 10, Dialogue: 10, Lasting Appeal: 10, Verdict: 9.9 out of 10 "Amazing" Expand
  4. Apr 2, 2012
    10
    A classic like no other. It is simple but deep. Its message resonates in everyone. One of the greatest movies of all time. You will leave theA classic like no other. It is simple but deep. Its message resonates in everyone. One of the greatest movies of all time. You will leave the movie feeling you watch something of a true genius. Expand
  5. Aug 13, 2014
    9
    A timeless classic. Great performances, memorable music, brilliant screenplay are all a part of this heart-warming movie. Great movie then,A timeless classic. Great performances, memorable music, brilliant screenplay are all a part of this heart-warming movie. Great movie then, great movie still today. Expand
  6. Jun 29, 2013
    7
    A true classic. The Wizard of OZ engages viewers young and old throughout. Very easy to forget how long ago this film was made because of itsA true classic. The Wizard of OZ engages viewers young and old throughout. Very easy to forget how long ago this film was made because of its good picture and sound quality Expand
  7. Dec 6, 2011
    3
    I never liked this movie. Even when I was a small child. :/ Sorry it's just overrated in my honestI never liked this movie. Even when I was a small child. :/ Sorry it's just overrated in my honest opinion..................................................................................................................... Expand

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