Metacritic Movie Ratings
Rise of the Guardians Reviews

3.0

57

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

    Chicago Sun-TimesRoger Ebert

    There's an audience for this film. It's not me. I gather younger children will like the breakneck action, the magical ability to fly and the young hero who has tired of only being a name. Their parents and older siblings may find the 89-minute running time quite long enough.

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  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyOwen Gleiberman

    It's all more lightweight-likable than exciting.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    With its fanciful razzle-dazzle, Rise of the Guardians is appealing, if slightly hectic, family fare.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterTodd McCarthy

    The characters and settings are attractively designed, and the vocal performances have real color and a sense of fun that gently undercuts the treacly sincerity of certain obligatory kid-pandering moments.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    The movie lacks a resonant center. The script seems to have been written by committee, with members lobbying for each major character, and the action, set in vast environments all over the map, spreads itself so thin that a surfeit of motion vitiates emotion.

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