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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
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  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: 27 out of 37
  2. Negative: 7 out of 37
  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 13, 2014
    10
    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
  3. Feb 16, 2011
    10
    I consider this movie to be the birth of the modern movie film industry, mainly because this cinematic masterpiece set a high standard for allI consider this movie to be the birth of the modern movie film industry, mainly because this cinematic masterpiece set a high standard for all movies to measure themselves against for many years to come! The songs and music are absolutely perfect, the choreography is amazing, every line said is a memorable one, the settings, paintings, props, and make-up used to create the unique location, characters, and objects featured in the land of Oz are absolutely incredible (especially when you consider this film was made way back in 1939!) All of the actors play their roles to perfection. When they experience something, you believe they are experiencing it! This is one of the films that I was first raised on, and one that I enjoy as much as I do today as I have when I was growing up. Time has been powerless to make any of the special effects (which can still hold their own even against modern C.G.I. efforts) feel like they are antiques, and the amount of effort and skill required to completely pull this movie together is nothing short of incredible! This is a film you will want to watch, to see what it's like for someone to go somewhere over the rainbow, follow a yellow brick road, go off to see the wizard in the merry old land of Oz, and watch characters singing about what it would be like to have a brain, a heart, or the nerve! I highly enjoy this movie, and so will all cinematic movie enthusiasts of all ages who enjoy seeing quality movies! Enough said! Expand
  4. Aug 1, 2013
    10
    Una película de fantasía musical inocente, atractiva y perfecta. Uno de los mejores clásicos, y. de mis películas preferidas, es sutilmenteUna película de fantasía musical inocente, atractiva y perfecta. Uno de los mejores clásicos, y. de mis películas preferidas, es sutilmente perfecta. Expand
  5. Apr 13, 2013
    8
    Absolutely horrifying, but that doesn't mean it's not great. Definitely the most original and entertaining movie of its time. I really wantAbsolutely horrifying, but that doesn't mean it's not great. Definitely the most original and entertaining movie of its time. I really want there to be a remake. Expand
  6. Sep 15, 2011
    7
    I still cannot take it into my mind how exactly THE WIZARD OF OZ is a classic. For about two years, it was my favorite film ever, but that wasI still cannot take it into my mind how exactly THE WIZARD OF OZ is a classic. For about two years, it was my favorite film ever, but that was between the ages of 6 and 8--when I really hadn't seen anything decent at all. That's surely not to say that this is in any way a bad film. Sure, it started the whole "Oh, well, really, I woke up, and I realized--the whole thing was all a dream!" concept that began to become an old joke as soon as it started, but, looking at the glass halfway full rather than halfway empty, at least this started something. And, to add to that, it's been, what...72 years since this was first realized? Unlike many of the other films of the late '30s, this definitely isn't one of those titles that I could name out of a total grab bag and you would say, "What's that?" or, "Nope, I don't recognize it." Instead, if I said this film's title, you would most likely say, "Oh, yeah! I remember seeing that!" Expand
  7. Mar 4, 2015
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. its too oldm movie. i have just to say that. nice movie but for 19th sentury. still better than 50 shades of grey. i have buikd 150 characters.see ya Expand

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