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Dumbo Reviews

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February 6, 2020
Burton hasn't lost his touch and Dumbo is an amiable family flick. Just be aware they both can do better.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 21, 2019
Dumbo is filled with whimsy, magic, and adventure. This film can introduce a whole new younger generation to Dumbo who haven't seen the 1941 original.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 23, 2019
I liked it quite a lot, but I liked it with allowances... It's a bit of a strange adaptation.
September 20, 2019
While the human characters get lost in the background say for a rare few, the character Dumbo is the main focus and is guaranteed to steal your heart and make you cry.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
August 6, 2019
'Dumbo' doesn't quite soar as it should, but it's still a decent attempt.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 23, 2019
It's just a shame these two halves of a film, each with their own potential, never fully meld into one entertaining story for kids or adults.
June 25, 2019
Dumbo may not always achieve its ambitions but you have to credit Tim Burton and screenwriter Ehren Kruger for attempting something drastically different.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 24, 2019
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 5, 2019
I enjoyed my time watching Dumbo in many ways, but next time I switch on Dumbo, it'll probably still be a culturally problematic feature from 1941.
June 5, 2019
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 28, 2019
Those after a fairly uncomplicated retelling of the Disney classic will likely be satisfied with what Dumbo has to offer. DeVito breathes humour and life into every scene he's in...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 18, 2019
Dumbo is a film that has a lot of compassion and captures the imaginative spirit along with the more creepier elements.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 17, 2019
Burton finds an old-fashioned spirit of kindness and generosity in a film that could have easily been another product in Disney's live action assembly line.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 1, 2019
[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.
April 21, 2019
Dumbo boasts a whole surfeit of compelling characters and contains a strong portrayal of the tight-knit community in which they reside...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 20, 2019
This Dumbo is certainly a visual spectacle, and it could've gone awry if not for the one key thing required to make this movie work: Dumbo is really, really cute.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 15, 2019
It doesn't focus on the charming pachyderm, but rather the people around him.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 12, 2019
The movie is visually spectacular and the computer generated beasts--particularly Dumbo--are unforgettably endearing. DUMBO is nearly 2 hours of surprisingly effective enchantment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 5, 2019
It is clear that Dumbo flies, but at a cruising height: away from the artistic peaks. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 5, 2019
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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