The Hunchback of Notre Dame - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Hunchback of Notre Dame Reviews

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Susan Stark
Detroit News
October 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
September 2, 2008
The result is a grand cartoon cathedral, teeming with gargoyles and treachery, hopeless love and tortured lust.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
September 2, 2008
Surely one of Disney's ugliest and least imaginative efforts.
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John F. Kelly
Washington Post
September 2, 2008
Disney has created a movie that, like Quasimodo himself, is half formed.
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Jeremy Gerard
Variety
July 22, 2008
There is much to admire in Hunchback, not least the risk of doing such a downer of a story at all.
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Though Alan Menken's music misses the big tune that would cap Stephen Schwartz's nimble lyrics, it's the thematic sophistication that brings the movie to life, making older children and adults its best audience.
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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
Gorgeous but dark -- not the usual Disney experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
Adding to the film's split personality is Demi Moore.
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
Like another famous tale set in Paris, Disney's animated version of Victor Hugo's venerable The Hunchback of Notre Dame is the best of times and, if not really the worst of times, something uncomfortably close to it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The Hunchback's message -- that beauty is only skin deep -- goes only so far.
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January 1, 2000
By sticking faithfully to the broader themes of Hugo's story -- those of desolation and desire, of trust and betrayals thereof -- the creators have fashioned the most poignant and deeply moral story to roll off the Disney storyboards in decades.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
This is the least-enjoyable animated feature to come from the studio since its 1989 rebirth.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
The latest and most uncertain of Disney's animated efforts, with its manic mood swings and cloying, none-too-cuddly hero.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
January 1, 2000
This is pretty sophisticated for so-called kid stuff.
| Original Score: 4/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
A high point in the renaissance of Disney animation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
June 21, 1996
It's an emotionally rounded fairy tale that balances darkness and sentimentality, pathos and triumph, with uncanny grace.
Full Review | Original Score: A