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Generally favorable reviews- based on 272 Ratings

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  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: 29 out of 37
  2. Negative: 7 out of 37
  1. Sep 19, 2013
    10
    How could you not be captivated and engrossed by this movie that changed filmmaking forever? This movie goes far and beyond your wildestHow could you not be captivated and engrossed by this movie that changed filmmaking forever? This movie goes far and beyond your wildest dreams. Even for 1939, this movie changed everything I know about movies and the way films are perceived today. Expand
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Jan 11, 2015
    9
    Even the new kids have to see this unbelievably great classic with great visuals for its time and spectacular acting! The acting choices areEven the new kids have to see this unbelievably great classic with great visuals for its time and spectacular acting! The acting choices are so great that even Toto the dog was a fantastic choice! It's definitely worth more than a few re-watches. 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. Jan 1, 2014
    0
    Okay, considering that "The Wizard of Oz" was made in the 1930s, it was alright. In my opinion, this film is slightly overrated. There are soOkay, considering that "The Wizard of Oz" was made in the 1930s, it was alright. In my opinion, this film is slightly overrated. There are so many obvious movie mistakes and bits of the storyline just makes you go "What?! How is this even possible?" One of my biggest questions to the film is: Why would the evil witch randomly have a bucket of water lying on the ground when she knows she can die from it? Expand

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