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Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Family, Fantasy  |  8 March 2013 (USA)
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A small-time magician is swept away to an enchanted land and is forced into a power struggle between three witches.



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Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz. At first he thinks he's hit the jackpot-fame and fortune are his for the taking. That all changes, however, when he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz), and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone's been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity-and even a bit of wizardry-Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful Wizard of Oz but into a better man as well. Written by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

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Find yourself in Oz. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for sequences of action and scary images, and brief mild language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

8 March 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Brick  »

Box Office


$215,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$79,110,453 (USA) (8 March 2013)


$234,903,076 (USA) (12 July 2013)

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Technical Specs


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Oz and Finley first meet, they are almost attacked by a lion. Oz manages to scare it away, hinting at the fact that it is a "cowardly lion", an essential staple of Wizard of Oz See more »


There's a string on Theodora's hat before and after she and Oz are at the waterfall, but it's missing while they're hiding inside the cave behind it. See more »


[first lines]
Front Gate Barker: Hurry, hurry, step this way. Get your tickets now. Don't be shut out, friend. Step this way. See the most wondrous sights imaginable. pulled from the four corners of the Earth. Acts to delight, to thrill and to mystify! Walk through these gates and into the world of wonder.
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits are seen behind a stage curtain (at first in different colors, then for the remainder it stays green). See more »


Referenced in Honest Trailers: The Spider-Man Trilogy (2014) See more »


Oz's Magic Show Piano
Written by David Reinstein
Performed by David Reinstein
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User Reviews

Not quite over the rainbow
7 March 2013 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Oz the Great and Powerful .. or maybe not so great, but still highly watchable.

Franco plays the little man behind the curtain, while Kunis, normally a favourite of mine, appears to be stuck in that tornado. Neither manage to defy gravity but the rest of the cast were pleasant, especially Weisz - even with her Emperor-like green force lightning.

It would have been a more visually stunning Oz had the effects been simplified. Conversely, the story lacked depth and with some rather clumsy dialogue (especially for Kunis), it was all perhaps a little too light and "Disney".

Doesn't quite get the ruby slipper, but maybe 3 out of 5 wands.

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