Metacritic Movie Ratings
Oz the Great and Powerful Reviews

3.0

44

out of 100

Metascore®
Mixed or average reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 75

    out of 100

    ReelViewsJames Berardinelli

    It's familiar enough to be comfortable but not so familiar that it feels worn and repetitive.

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  • 58

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly

    The film is stuffed with three endings too many. You can't blame Raimi for wanting to give us our money's worth. But after a while, you just want him to get to the Happily Ever After already.

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  • 40

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterTodd McCarthy

    A miscast James Franco and a lack of charm and humor doom Sam Raimi's prequel to the 1939 Hollywood classic. Oz the Wimpy and Weak would be more like it.

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  • 30

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    Oz the Great and Powerful, like so many products of movie studios that have lost their way, is a Tin Man of epic proportions — bright and shiny, with no heart.

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