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Rise of the Guardians

ages 6+ | 92 % Say It's Worth Your Time

Generation after generation, immortal Guardians like Santa Claus (Alec Baldwin), the Easter Bunny (Hugh Jackman) and the Tooth Fairy (Isla Fisher) protect the world's children from darkness and despair. However, an evil boogeyman named Pitch Black (Jude Law) schemes to overthrow the Guardians by obliterating children's belief in them. It falls to a winter sprite named Jack Frost (Chris Pine) to thwart Pitch's plans and save the Guardians from destruction.


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Genre: Adventure , Animated

Director: William Joyce, Peter Ramsey

Producer: Guillermo del Toro, William Joyce, Michael Siegel, Christina Steinberg, Nancy Bernstein

Cast: Alec Baldwin, Jude Law, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher, Chris Pine, Dakota Goyo

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Rated PG Thematic Elements|Some Mildly Scary Action

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  • (Male)

    ages 6+ | Worth Your Time

    'Rise of the Guradians' has some good Dreamworks Animation humor and a lot of excitement. I feel like Dreamworks has been turning out more quality movies lately, and this one is no exception; Pixar and Disney have some serious competition. In addition to being entertaining, 'Guardians' has some heart, and a message about believing in good and overcoming fear. The animation is at its best, and the characters are all fun to watch--the fairies, elves, and yettis. This will be the family movie to see this holiday season.

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  • (Male)

    ages 4+ | Worth Your Time

    I watched this show with my little girl and she seemed interested for a lot of it and didn't seem to scared with Mr. Pitch Black. Although it portrays different personas of characters we've all come to love (Santa Claus, The Sandman, Easter Bunny, Jack Frost, and the Tooth Fairy) it still kept me interested. It's not a movie I care to own, nor will I watch it again soon, but the kids will probably like it and it's worth picking up at the Redbox. As for the content, some kids might be scared by the nightmares or dark seemingly scary figures in the movie that represent the villain, however, I think a lot of children will do great with this one.

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  • (Female)

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    Ok if you have small kids. Children 12 and over might get bored. Jack Frost is handsome. That's why I kept watching!

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  • (Male)

    ages 6+ | Worth Your Time

    A great movie - an imaginative and creative look at holiday traditions and beliefs. Better than I thought it would be. My kids loved it.

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  • (Female)

    ages 6+ | Worth Your Time

    Great family movie with a lovely message. The villain, Pitch, aka The Bogeyman, was pretty scary and may frighten young children.

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  • (Male)

    ages 6+ | Worth Your Time

    Good humor and fun for the entire family. My 6 year old daughter loved it. Some suspenseful parts, but nothing really scary.

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  • (Male)

    ages 7+ | Worth Your Time

    Rise of the Guardians is a fun adventure story that many kids will enjoy. There are some scary images that little kids may be frightened by, but the overall message of how to overcome darkness and despair through hope conquers and makes this show worth the watch.

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  • (Female)

    ages 6+ | Worth Your Time

    I liked the twist on the traditional characters -- especially the Easter Bunny and Santa. My husband and I wanted to see more of the elves and the yeti's, they were hilarious. The only negative was the plot line was kind of sluggish and there was a point when you wondered if something new was going to happen. Overall it was a fun movie to watch though.

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  • (Male)

    ages 4+ | Not Worth Your Time

    More like "Rise of the Plot Holes."

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  • (Female)

    ages 8+ | Worth Your Time

    Wonderful movie. Great art, great characters. Love vs. fear. Great lessons for children and adults to learn. I found myself smiling through the whole movie. Very enjoyable.

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  • (Male)

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    Great moive for adults and children over the age of 5. A few time during the moive I thought to myself "is this part of the moive appropriate for really young children?". Parts of the moive could be scary for young children.

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  • No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    The movie is based upon a series of picture books and chapter books. It is a fun children's movie where the humor is clean and the movie is enjoyable for all ages. Good pacing, beautiful art, and a great moral. Highly enjoyed the movie.

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  • (Male)

    ages 5+ | Worth Your Time

    The perfect movie with kids on Christmas Eve. Clever, creative, and for this sentimental dad, touching. Hard not to want to be a guardian of innocent kids yourself after watching this one.

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  • (Male)

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    Surprisingly good movie. Kept the attention of all my kids from 12 to 5 years old. Would recommend to any family.

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  • (Female) USA TODAY

    No Maturity Rating | Not Worth Your Time

    Mashing up all these mythical heroes into one overstuffed tale offers some moments of enchantment... With its fanciful razzle-dazzle, Rise of the Guardians is appealing, if slightly hectic, family fare... Read full review here

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  • (Male) Arizona Republic

    No Maturity Rating | Not Worth Your Time

    There’s more “wow” factor involved than genuine charm... Read full review

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  • (Male)

    ages 8+ | Worth Your Time

    Boogy man gave my 5 year old nightmares, but I loved the animation and fun twist on these characters.

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  • (Male)

    ages 6+ | Worth Your Time

    A good clean movie that the entire family can enjoy. The only real objection I had was that Santa Claus' arms are tattooed. However, this is not emphasized. During the battle scenes "night mares", made from Sand Man's sand, are destroyed. Probably the most disturbing scene of violence is when the Sand Man is shot with a black arrow by the dark enemy, Pitch (a.k.a. The Boggy Man). Overall my family really enjoys this movie.

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  • clearplay.com

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    ClearPlay has little to do in this family friendly adventure besides some very minor language mutes. Parents may want to preview the film before letting younger children watch it as Pitch’s nightmare horses and other elements might turn the young one’s dreams into nightmares for real... See Full Review

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  • (Male) Deseret News Critic

    ages 7+ |

    Offers a fresh perspective on holiday folklore. Be careful, however. My almost 4-year-old was terrified.

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  • (Female)

    ages 8+ | Worth Your Time

    Rise of the Guardians is a story of the great protectors of childhood: The Easter Bunny, Santa Claus, The Sandman, and The Tooth Fairy. These protectors are under attack from Pitch, who makes nightmares. The Guardians require the help of Jack Frost, who is searching for his own purpose in the world. There are deep issues in the storyline. Some imagery is a little dark for the youngest audience members. Issues of self discovery, jealousy, and fighting back against a bully seems a little too much for an animation film made for children. It sort of brings back my disastrous childhood when my parents forced me to watch Watership Down year after year. But, Rise of the Guardians does have a lot of talent behind the characters. There is ample character development along with the lesson that no person is self sustaining. The animation itself is beautiful, and although some scenes are very dark and moody, it does have a positive ending.

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  • (Male)

    ages 7+ |

    I enjoyed this movie. It had a good mix of comedy and serious. The only thing I'd watch out for is the Boogeyman may be too scary for some kids to watch.

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  • (Female)

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    a very different but completely delightful movie, bringing our favourite childhood holidays into the superhero world lol

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  • (Male)

    ages 3+ |

    Great visuals to keep the younger kids interested, and great story about finding your center, and who you are. I would highly recommend this movie for the whole family.

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  • (Male)

    ages 6+ | Worth Your Time

    I wasn't expecting much from this movie, but I was pleasantly surprised. Clever storyline. If my 5 nephews are like most kids, this will suck children right in. It's currently their favorite show.

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  • (Male)

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    Very good movie with a very good morals, the only part I was not happy with is the fact that Santa has tattoos.

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  • (Female)

    ages 4+ | Worth Your Time

    Wonderful story. I was skeptical at first, but then I truly fell in love with the movie. Good message for children about believing in yourself and finding your purpose in helping others. Little to no foul language that I recall.

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  • (Female)

    ages 8+ | Worth Your Time

    This is a great family night movie! For kids,and adults! We loved it so much. It even brought a little tear to my eye!! So sweet!

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  • (Female)

    ages 5+ | Worth Your Time

    This was a very good story for younger kids.

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  • (Male)

    ages 5+ | Worth Your Time

    fun for the whole family

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  • (Female)

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    I have small kids and my sister has teenagers. We all watched this together and everyone LOVED it!! There wasn't a lot of adult humor that we've come to expect even from children's movies. Even the scary parts were lessened by humor and a seriously cute little bunny.

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  • (Male)

    ages 5+ | Worth Your Time

    loved it. Very original and fun

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  • (Male)

    ages 4+ | Worth Your Time

    The villain was a little scary at the beginning, but it all worked out in the end.

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  • (Male)

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    at first i thought this was just some dumb comic- converted-to-movie kinda thing- but I saw it with my family and loved it. highly recommended and kids love it!

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  • (Female)

    ages 6+ | Worth Your Time

    One of the best movies ever. Have never seen all the guardians all together.

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  • (Female)

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    I totally loved this show. It appealed to the my child side with the belief in magical and mythological guardians of the holidays banding together to save children's belief in them. I recommend taking a bit older kids to it though, I think the plot would be hard for younger kids to understand.

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  • (Female)

    ages 3+ |

    I LOVE THIS MOVIE I WOULD SEE IT AGAIN& AGAIN IKIDS LIKE THIS MOVIE LOTS &LOTS SO YOU GOT TO SEE IT

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  • (Female)

    ages 5+ |

    As a grandpa, it is a guilty pleasure to go with my grandkids to movies like this! I thought that it portrayed good moral lessons throughout - standing up for what is right - standing up against evil - being a true friend, etc. It was a very good movie!

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  • (Male)

    ages 6+ | Worth Your Time

    Great movie, clean in almost every aspect. Pitch, the villain, could be scary for children.

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  • (Male) Deseret News Critic

    ages 6+ | Worth Your Time

    There can be some scary moments for small children but a great film for families. Could become a classic.

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  • (Male)

    ages 5+ | Worth Your Time

    The themes/dialogue might go over the head of a kid much younger than 8, but the content is acceptable to 3-4 year olds. It's a pretty, entertaining film, but somehow seems more cheesy that holiday films usually do.

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  • (Male) Reel Views

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    This movie, which is targeted at older children (rather than pre-schoolers), explores the unconventional premise of establishing certain well-known mythical characters as superheroes...The movie unfolds at a brisk pace, with plenty of adventure, humor, and moments of surprising emotional depth.... not groundbreaking animation but a solidly entertaining 90 minutes for older children and adults... Read full review here

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  • (Male) Entertainment Weekly

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    This fractured 3-D fairy tale gathers up a hodgepodge of kiddie icons, turning them into a bedtime-story X-Men team... It's all more lightweight-likable than exciting... Read full review here

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  • (Male) Chicago Sun-Times Critic

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    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... Read full review here

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Okfor ages12+