‘Rise of the Guardians:’ What the Critics Are Saying

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THR’s Todd McCarthy described the film as “an attractively designed but overly busy and derivative mishmash of kid-friendly elements.”

features a ragtag team of children’s stories staples including Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, the Sandman and Jack Frost, all of whom go on an adventure to keep children safe.

The DreamWorks Animation film features voice work from Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher and Chris Pine, and is expected to rake in $31 million or $32 million for its five-day Thanksgiving holiday opening, which would be a lower debut than recent films from the studio.

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From first-time director Peter Ramsey, the film is based on the book series by William Joyce, as well as his short film

holds a 73 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, and below are what some…

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