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Dumbo Reviews

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April 13, 2019
I enjoyed this movie! Dumbo was so cute.
April 13, 2019
Depressing atmosphere. Wooden acting. Grandkids were unimpressed. Could not wait for it to end.
April 13, 2019
Forgettable. More rewrite than remake. Dumbo's story was secondary, when it should have been the primary focus.
April 13, 2019
Loved Dumbo fun exciting movie.. Different from Burton's normal movies
½ April 13, 2019
nice film but it brings you nothing
½ April 13, 2019
I didn't like it at all my kids were scare I don't understand why Disney did this to a classic .
Shame wastet of money
April 12, 2019
Dumbo and it's director took risks by adding his own flair to the film, with beautiful effects, and a brilliant performance by Dumbo himself which allows the viewer to see circus life from an animals point of view.
April 12, 2019
.I loved "Dumbo". It was touching and fun and because I saw the 3D version visually dazzling. Yes, it has old fashioned values and not sophisticated, but I wasn't there to see a "modern" film. It makes you feel good, and don't we need more of that these days?
April 12, 2019
Just stop making live action stories from the cartoons....please.
April 12, 2019
To be rank, this movie is awful. But it's gloriously awful - I had so much fun watching it and found a lot of it to be extremely hilarious. It's awful because it wasn't supposed to be a comedy, but the amount of laughter I got from this movie made it worth seeing. It's fascinating how they took Disney's shortest 'full length' feature and turned it into their longest live action remake yet. The entire plot of the animated movie is done by the end of the first act and from there things go full Tim Burton. If you love Dumbo and are looking for a loyal adaptation, or even just a respectful adaptation, this probably won't sit well with you. But if you already have low to no expectations, I think you'll have a good time.
April 12, 2019
I love the changes they made to the story and characters! Colin Farrell is great and Dumbo is adorable! It is also nice to see a live action remake that doesn't just copy the original and/or bend over backwards to explain things no one cares about.
April 12, 2019
disney needs to stop with the live remakes they are not a patch on the original films
April 12, 2019
Loved it! Go see it!
½ April 12, 2019
Disney's pillaging of their back catalogue and in turn, our childhood, continues with this live action remake of the beloved 1941 classic about a young elephant with ears so big they allow him to fly. Drafting in Tim Burton as director, after his success with Alice in Wonderland, seems a logical choice as he brings his distinctive signature artistic flair and slightly offbeat sentiments to what is essentially a rather sentimental story. Considering the original animation is barely over 60 mins long, you would expect a lot of padding in the new version, if only to give the live cast time to strut their stuff whilst the CGI team takes care of the spectacle of a flying elephant. And there lies the problem. There is no doubt the production side of this film is excellent, if not awe-inspiring. The Medici Brothers Circus and Vandevere's Dreamland are both rendered perfectly in a colour saturated Art Deco style that is a feast for the eyes; while the CG animals, including Dumbo's flight, look real and believable enough. However, Ehren Kruger's script struggles in its shift of focus from Dumbo to the live actors. Colin Farrell's returning WWI soldier story is hokier than Dumbo's while Michael Keaton is left to ham it up as a pantomime villain. In what can only be described as a subversive move, the new story is framed in the context of Vandevere's big conglomerate Dreamland (which brings to mind a certain Magic Kingdom) trying to take advantage and usurp Danny DeVito's smaller independent Medici Brothers Circus, but the script, with its paper-thin and inconsistent characterizations, is light as a feather and disappointingly broad. So, a Batman Returns reunion notwithstanding, the only thing that flies here is the CGI elephant but the film stalls on takeoff.
April 12, 2019
I liked the elephant with the big ears. I wonder how much earwax you can extract from those #yummy!
½ April 12, 2019
A charming family that had absolutely no soul to it. I was ready to forgive the live action for taking over the magic of 2d but by removing many of the star animals from the original and entirely removing their voices, there was little left to love. The musical composition gave nods to the original score without properly embracing it. Like they were dancing around it but didn't want to commit to making the music a feature of the movie. All in all a movie that the kids will likely enjoy without realising the magic of the original that they're missing out on.
½ April 11, 2019
The storyline was so-so. Didn't have those "wow" scene. I wish the script could be more interesting. However, the creation of dumbo is excellent. It looks so real! The eyes are full of emotions. The acting part isn't that impressive.
April 11, 2019
I laughed, cried, was on the edge of my seat, filled with joy, fear, anger, hope, and most of all, empowered and uplifted to make my own dreams come true and not be blocked from success!
April 11, 2019
Tim Burton's visual flair and a group of Burton's usual collaborators like Danny DeVito and Michael Keaton... help keep this film watchable. Unlike the previous live action Disney remakes.. this one does not copy the original story.. which is a good thing.. with human characters taking the lead..and removing the talking animals and songs... but on the whole the story is pretty light and silly in any event.
April 11, 2019
Dumbo is just ok, there are things I would have done differently but its better than Mary Poppins Returns at least.
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