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Epic tells the story of an ongoing battle between the forces of good, who keep the natural world alive, and the forces of evil, who wish to destroy it. When a teenage girl finds herself magically transported into this secret universe, she teams up with an elite band of warriors and a crew of comical, larger-than-life figures, to save their world…and ours.

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Release date: May 24, 2013
 
MPAA rating: Rated PG for mild action, some scary images and brief rude language
 
Official website: http://www.epicthemovie.com/
 
Runtime: 102 min
 
Movie Reviews:
  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter - by Michael Rechtshaffen
    While it might not amount to epic animated filmmaking in terms of scope and invention, Epic, a 3D, CG adventure-fantasy from Blue Sky Studios, nevertheless makes for pleasantly engaging viewing. ...read more

  • 67
    Austin Chronicle - by Louis Black
    Great voice work, stunning visuals, and a witty, full script make this entertaining for all ages. ...read more

  • 63
    Chicago Sun-Times - by Richard Roeper
    While never losing its visual dazzle-factor, Epic keeps returning to overly familiar themes and characters. ...read more

  • 63
    Movie Nation - by Roger Moore
    Epic isn’t epic, but it isn’t half bad, either. It’s just that as high as the bar has been raised on this sort of animation, this is more evidence that a strong story is worth more than any next generation software. ...read more

  • 63
    Slant Magazine - by R. Kurt Osenlund
    And that's the thing with Epic: It's something close to an animated masterpiece, provided it's watched on mute. ...read more

  • 60
    Variety - by Andrew Barker
    A reasonably entertaining, adeptly crafted kidpic whose biggest crime is its near pathological reliance on overfamiliar tropes and trappings. ...read more

  • 60
    Total Film - by Josh Winning
    By no means an epic fail, but lacking the spry wit of more adult-friendly animations, this is big on action and small on originality. Gorgeous visuals aside, Epic is resolutely kiddie fare. ...read more

  • 60
    Empire - by Anna Smith
    While it’s not a crossover classic, this has enough wit and charm to entertain both big and little people. ...read more

  • 50
    The New York Times - by Stephen Holden
    As beautiful as it is, Epic is fatally lacking in visceral momentum and dramatic edge. ...

  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle - by Peter Hartlaub
    Well-polished and well-intentioned, this human-among-the-fairies adventure is filled with plenty of rousing action for short attention spans. But the beautiful visuals are paired with a mediocre script. The pacing is off and scenes become repetitive. While Epic has broad appeal, it's hard to imagine this will be anyone's favorite movie in 5 or 10 or 20 years. ...

  • 50
    Chicago Tribune - by Michael Phillips
    The animated result isn't bad. It's an adequate baby sitter. But where's the allure in telling the truth? Twentieth Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios present "Adequate"? ...read more

  • 50
    The A.V. Club - by Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
    Epic is heavy on celebrity voices and light on imagination. ...read more

  • 20
    New York Daily News - by Joe Neumaier
    Even young would-be botanists will find this charmless animated adventure as exciting as watching grass grow. ...read more

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