Rise of the Guardians (PG)


Family films

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Time Out rating:

<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>4</span>/5

User ratings:

<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>4</span>/5
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Time Out says

Thu Jul 21 2011

This vibrant, entertaining Christmas-flavoured 3D cartoon brings together a quintet of benevolent kids’ characters – Santa, Jack Frost, the Tooth Fairy, the Sandman and the Easter Bunny – for a showdown against every child’s worst nightmare: the Bogeyman. Despite a hectic storyline, some hit-and-miss comedy and a hammer-it-home message that Santa et al do indeed exist (they do, kids, really they do), it’s still one of the most enjoyable festive family films of the past few years.First-time director Peter Ramsey’s sharp eye for detail is evident in the dazzling animation. The characters, too, are well rounded and mostly likeable, none more so than the mute, Yoda-like Sandman, who wields the film’s prettiest special effects. ‘Rise of the Guardians’ is an effervescent dose of fantasia that’s pretty hard to dislike. Unless, of course, you’re a cynical grump.


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Release details



UK release:

Fri Nov 30, 2012


97 mins

Cinemas showing Rise of the Guardians



Belfast Waterfront

2, Lanyon Place, Belfast, BT1 3WH Show map/details

  • Address:

    Belfast Waterfront Lanyon Place
    BT1 3WH

  • Tue Dec 23:

    • 15:00

Rio Cinema (Dalston)

107 Kingsland High St, London, E8 2PY Show map/details

  • Address:

    Rio Cinema (Dalston) 107 Kingsland High St
    E8 2PY

  • Sat Dec 27:

    • 11:00

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Brilliant film well worth watching ecspecially in 3d it was amazing well worth the money spent on this film my advice would be to go and watch it 3d


Brilliant film well worth watching ecspecially in 3d it was amazing well worth the money spent on this film my advice would be to go and watch it 3d


Our family loved it. the local cinema was only 2d but this didn't seem to detract at all. great story with a few scary bits for the young children and plenty of action. not quite sure who the sandman is but his character was great. well worth the ticket price.


Fab, sparkly film - gorgeous animation - good characters - lots of funny bits :) Probably not for the very young as quite a lot of story going on. All Christmassy films seem to be cliched in someway (earlier comment) - what's the problem with that...? My v old teenagers thought it was great. Yetis and Elves were well excellent designs. Loved it and am going back to see it in 3D :) :)


Agree with scrumpy the at times excellent 3D makes it worth, just a 3 star film. In 2D it would be a decidely average 2 star film. Throw in enough cliches to make the director of a regional panto blush and the obligatory British bad guy and we get a film that runs through the cliches of naff children's films in that as long as one child believes there is hope. Behind a colourful and pretty exterior lies an empty vacuum of a film. Five out of ten if generous and the 3D lifts it a point to a poor but just about 3 star flick. Throw in Alec Baldwin wth the worst accent ever in a film means more laughs at the film than with it.