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At Theaters: 5/24/2013 On Video: 8/20/2013
Rated: PG Length: 1 hr. 42 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 600102
Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
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A teenager finds herself transported to a deep forest setting where a battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil is taking place. She bands together with a rag-tag group characters in order to save their world -- and ours.
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Animated Adventure Fantasy - While there is comedy in this 3D animated feature, despite the light ad campaign this is more of an adventure film. Some images and sequences may be too intense for young children. The adventure angle and a young female heroine gives this appeal to both boys and girls.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Colin Farrell DEAD MAN DOWN, TOTAL RECALL
Amanda Seyfried LES MISERABLES, RED RIDING HOOD
Josh Hutcherson THE HUNGER GAMES, RED DAWN
Christoph Waltz DJANGO UNCHAINED, THE GREEN HORNET
Beyonce Knowles DREAMGIRLS, OBSESSED
Director: Chris Wedge ICE AGE, ROBOTS
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Production Notes Heading
EPIC Beginnings
EPIC Cast and Characters
EPIC Wrap-Up
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: None.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: Fights/battles with sticks and arrows.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: None.
ACTION: Battles, fights, races.
COMEDY: Wisecracks and banter; animal humor; sight gags.
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Roger Ebert Full Review
Average The only reason this isn't a one-star review is that it would not be fair to blame "Epic" for failures of imagination that seem systemic. The movie is one more example of post-"Toy Story" bet-hedging by studios that want cartoon features to be different enough from other cartoon features to justify their existence, but not so different that they can't be used to sell Happy Meals and T-shirts and video games — and certainly not so original that audiences might have to come to terms with the shock of the new.

Washington Post Full Review
Above Average It's a little unfortunate that the plot has to turn decay into the bad guy, instead of teaching children that decomposition is part of the cycle of life. Still, if "Epic's" plot is less than wholly original — not to mention more than a little unscientific — the visual design is fairly stunning, underscored by an effective use of 3-D.

NY Post Full Review
Below Average I had the sensation of sitting through a fourth-grade school play that contained no children of my own: the very definition of a nightmare. "Epic" sprang from a book by William Joyce, whose imagination also powered last fall's (epic) failure "Rise of the Guardians." The two films share a penchant for terrible jokes, characters who are weird without being interesting and muddled storytelling.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 34 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
1-12Children (M/F)
16
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
1
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
2
About 50/50
100%
30+Adults (M)
7
Very High
100%
30+Adults (F)
8
Very High
100%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
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Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 34 moviegoers:
CHILDREN:All of them loved "Epic."
TEENS:The one female loved it.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:One of the ladies loved it and one rated it average.
ADULTS:Three of the males loved it, two enjoyed it very much and two rated it average. Six of the eight ladies loved it, one rated it above average and one rated it average.

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