Atom User Reviews for The Wizard of Oz 80th Anniversary (1939) presented by TCM

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Verified Review
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You see things you never saw better, when you see it on the big screen. So glad we went!

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Sharon J
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#epic

This has always been one of my favorite movies and to finally see it on the big screen in my fifties was very fantastic

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Tootie J
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So much better than watching it on your TV with distractions all around. At least once, you should watch this on the big screen. I've seen this movie a gazillion and a half times, but I've never noticed the Tin Man, Cowardly Lion's, and Scarecrow's facial expressions before. It's well worth it to go to one of these screenings and be in the dark theater, alone with the world of Oz.

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Mike W
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This movie will always be a favorite. It looked so good on the movie screen as well the sound was so amazing. I remembered seeing it with my family on TV when I was a young lad as this film gave me such joy of happiness. Always love the witches palace guards and the costumes. Judy Garland has such a beautiful voice and her performance was Outstanding as well the rest of the cast.

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Peter H
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I was so used to seeing this on tv; fantastic experience seeing it on a large screen!

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Mario L
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So awesome to see on the big screen! We watch every year on tv- it’s the first movie all my kids sat through from start to finish!

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Christina D
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Great movie, Even better on the big screen 😎

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Lee K
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Nothing like seeing it on big screen, loved it

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Lisa W
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Couldn’t miss the chance to see it on the big screen! Still remember what an event it was each year when it was on TV

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Tony N
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Still much better on the big screen than tv.

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Niki C
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Best film of all time.

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Kerry K
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May be scary for small children.

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Michael M
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So much better on the big screen.

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Matthew M
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Timeless movie. It was great to see it on the big screen with my kids. Y

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Dianne P
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It was wonderful! Seeing it on the big screen for the first time, rather than the many times we have seen it on TV, we saw things we had never seen before. The theater seats were comfortable, with leg rests that could be raised … almost as good as sitting in our own recliners at home! We are looking forward to going to some more of these old favorites during the coming year.

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Linda H
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#favoriteofalltime

my favorite movie since I was a child and I'm 60.

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Belinda S
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The overall experience was definitely worth the price. Had a great time.

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Michael B
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it was great seeing it on the big screen, love and always will love this movie. so many life lessons for kids and adults

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Tamm M
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Love seeing the older movies come back out . You see them as a kid on tv then turn around and get to experience the big screen love it and fun

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Wenayv Y
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Always a great movie to see

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Donna B
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This was amazing. It was my first Fathom Event, and having grown up seeing it first on a 13" screen even to modern televisions, it was amazing seeing it in it's full glory. The quiz before the showing was great, but a little repetitive, so I think a few more questions could have been included. I look forward to many more Fathom Events to come.

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Thomas N
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Great time for the whole family. They don't make them like that anymore. Nice theater, clean and comfortable

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michael S
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#amazing

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carol O
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Brings back my childhood memories. I loved it! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Helen B
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Would have given this 5 stars if Closed Captions were available. Luckily my wife knows the movie inside and out.

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Lorenzo F
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So amazing on the big screen!

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dawn C
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It was hilarious and magical

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cristian V
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While it's a great movie on TV, there is no substitute for seeing it in the theater the way it was originally shown. You see so much more that is easily missed on TV.

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Calvin B
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It was amazing to see it on the big screen!! Loved it!!

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Kirsten M
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Still great fun for kids young & old.

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Darlene D
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Have always been a fan, this was a great experience. Saw things that I have never seen before.

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Cathy Z
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clean and uplifting.

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Joyce B
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I never realized that Dorothy laughed during the Lion's complaint of her slapping him. The big screen made a BIG difference!! Thank you!!

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John H
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Great movie - I was so glad I got to see it on the big screen and take my daughters - thank you for doing this!

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Alison P
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I have seen many times on TV. But to see and hear in a theater is the best. I enjoyed watching every minute of the movie and hearing how others in the theater reacted to the movie. Many of us joined in singing with the actors. It was just a great experience and I'm glad I got to be a part of it. Thanks

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James M
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Of course a 5 star ⭐️ movie.

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Chris H
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the film is mater work … unfortunately, it went down sometime during Ding Dong the Witch is Dead and had to be rebooted, but worth the wait ...

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Robert H
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Great movie but the quality of the image was not what I expected. Poor focus and pale color.

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Gregory E
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Even better on the big screen!

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Kelly O
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Outstanding experience

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Scott K
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This is my favorite movie of all time.

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Donna H
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#epic

You MUST see this on the big screen at least once in your life!

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AMY D
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It’s great seeing it on the big screen after all these years!

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Kimberly H
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Amazing in the big screen. The theatre we saw it at though isn’t well managed. In a Sunday afternoon on 42nd Street (AMC empire) only 1 concession stand open with 2 people! Line was so long we had to leave it and walked in with the movie already started. Poor planning by the theatre management.

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Gloria S
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We sat waiting for 20 minutes, then when something fast on the screen it was halfway through the open in black and white sequins. We then watch for another 5 minutes as we saw at Dish TV images flying across the screen, what look like a DVD being rewound, and finally after five or six minutes the movie star, halfway through the opening titles. We missed the pre movie discussion, as well as half of the Overture.

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Todd N
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Great movie, so much better on the big screen.

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Michael C
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It was lovely. I didn't really remember it all that well from when I saw it as a kid and this was a nice way to see it, seemingly for the first time.

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Francisco Jose A
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Great movie. Awesome on the big screen! The color really pops!

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Karen Q
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It was great seeing the movie on the big screen.

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Ernest J
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A couple of hiccups in the theater did not take away from the magic.

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Judy M

Metacritic

100

This wonderful romp of a movie looks magical on the big screen: colors are a picnic for the eyes, details loom so clearly you can practically touch them and there's a sense of the larger-than-life with a film that's already larger than life.

Metacritic review by Peter Stack
Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
100

Not only is it wonderfully entertaining, but the issues it addresses, and the way it presents them, are both universal and deeply personal. And therein lies The Wizard of Oz's true magic.

Metacritic review by James Berardinelli
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
100

The Wizard of Oz remains the weirdest, scariest, kookiest, most haunting and indelible kid-flick-that's-really-for-adults ever made in Hollywood.

Metacritic review by Owen Gleiberman
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly