The Tomatometer rating – based on the published opinions of hundreds of film and television critics – is a trusted measurement of movie and TV programming quality for millions of moviegoers. It represents the percentage of professional critic reviews that are positive for a given film or television show.
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The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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In many ways, by expecting Burton to hew closely to the source material, the audience jilted themselves out of a fine cinematic pleasure and, by shifting the focus away from Dumbo, Burton and company forgot what makes the original tale so enduring.
A slice of perfect Burtonian cake, with spectacular set pieces, a rich visual flair and some excellent performances. The finest family fun, but don't expect to come out wanting to run away and join the circus.
[Tim Burton] proves himself an inspired choice here by simultaneously grounding the film in a somber post-WWI setting whilst injecting his usual flare for theatrics; the visuals and a gloriously camp turn from Michael Keaton reminding us throughout.
This movie is entertaining enough, particularly for children and families, for me to recommend it, but the plot is pretty weak. Visually, it looks great (this is, after all, a Tim Burton film) and the baby elephant is very cute.