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The Trumpet of the Swan Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

A good family movie; much to enjoy and talk about.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

December 29, 2010
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide

This is one worth missing in the hopes that some day, someone will do it a whole lot better.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 61/100

July 30, 2001
Christopher Null

A rushed direct-to-video kiddie flick.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2.5/5

June 27, 2001
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

"Trumpet of the Swan" features flat background art, some poor sound syncing and insipid, sugary songs.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: C-

May 23, 2001
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

One of the weakest kids' films in recent memory.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City

May 18, 2001
Ty Burr
Entertainment Weekly
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Features charmless songs, junky animation, hambone voice talent.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: D

May 17, 2001
Jay Carr
Boston Globe
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Too bad the director didn't set his mind to making a film parents could enjoy, too.

| Original Score: 2/4

May 14, 2001
Luisa F. Ribeiro
Boxoffice Magazine

Shallowness of characterization and unmemorable songs.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine

May 14, 2001
Frank Lovece
TV Guide's Movie Guide

This adaptation of E.B. White's classic novel doesn't even live up to the Hanna-Barbera Charlotte's Web, let alone 1999's Stuart Little.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 1/5

May 11, 2001
Sherri Winston
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

While the message of the story sings loud and clear, the drama plays out at a whisper.

May 11, 2001
Pam Sitt
Seattle Times
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Wait for this one to come out on video.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times

May 11, 2001
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

May hold the attention of the very young, but despite marginal attempts at Disney-style cleverness, the simplistic writing, flat animation and sloppy direction will leave adults bored.

Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Original Score: D

May 11, 2001
Jan Stuart
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Passable animation for the younger members of the family, but the movie never finds its own voice.

Full Review Source: Newsday

May 11, 2001
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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One ugly duckling of a cartoon.

May 11, 2001
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies

There isn't much for children to see at the movies that doesn't fall into the usual dog-droppings-and-pratfall stuff of films like See Spot Run.

Full Review Source: Jam! Movies

May 11, 2001
Susan Stark
Detroit News
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A shallow, tacky, finally soupy revision of a wry, noticing, resonant, elegant, deeply romantic story.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: 1/4

May 11, 2001
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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The movie leeches from the book most of what makes the story wonderful: The sly humour and the occasional dark edge that keeps the inherent sweetness on the safe side of sentimentality.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

May 11, 2001
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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An innocuous family feature that's too little/too late in the fast-moving world of feature animation.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 1.5/4

May 11, 2001
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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A bland, well-meaning mishmash that never coheres into a dramatic whole.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

May 11, 2001
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Trumpet of the Swan is not just lackluster. It's also lackbeauty, lackhumor and lackquality.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press

May 10, 2001
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