The Hunchback of Notre Dame Reviews

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August 7, 2019
It is a great paradox, a film denied commercial success because of its darker themes, but a film that succeeds artistically for those very reasons.
May 8, 2019
The messages in the movie are very muddled.
March 11, 2019
A better title for the film would have been Beauty and the Beast, but Disney's already done that -- which may be why Alan Menken's score sounds like warmed over off-cuts from its predecessor.
August 23, 2017
These ideas are presented with effective songs and, yes, tasteful bits of humor.
March 29, 2016
As my wife put it, The Hunchback of Notre Dame is "too dark and too dirty for kids."
January 1, 2016
One of the absolute best of Disney's animated legacy. It approaches the ideas of accepting others for who they are and not allowing antiquated notions of propriety destroy lives.
July 1, 2013
A shameful iteration of a literary masterpiece.
December 1, 2009
If not for some hopelessly incompetent and wasted attempts to lighten the mood... it might well be able to compete with Beauty and the Beast as the best film of the Disney Renaissance.
October 18, 2008
September 2, 2008
A solid, enjoyable, beautifully animated Disney movie, but one not quite out of the top drawer.
September 2, 2008
An improvement on 1995's Pocahontas, but not as good as the classics.
September 2, 2008
The result is a grand cartoon cathedral, teeming with gargoyles and treachery, hopeless love and tortured lust.
September 2, 2008
Considering that Disney couldn't help but trash Victor Hugo's novel in the process of reforming it for tender young sensibilities, this animated adaptation of his Notre Dame de Paris is pricklier and more disturbing than we had any right to expect.
September 2, 2008
Surely one of Disney's ugliest and least imaginative efforts.
September 2, 2008
Disney has created a movie that, like Quasimodo himself, is half formed.
July 22, 2008
There is much to admire in Hunchback, not least the risk of doing such a downer of a story at all.
September 24, 2007
Disney has rediscovered the dark magic of the psyche.
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.
February 5, 2006
A inevitvel infantilizao do clssico de Victor Hugo no compromete o ncleo dramtico da histria %u2013 e as belssimas canes e o visual espetacular mais do que compensam as falhas pontuais da adaptao.
July 1, 2005
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