Leap! Reviews

August 31, 2017
Leap! wants to be a grand jeté, but it's stuck in first position.
August 25, 2017
The anachronistic pop songs actually work quite nicely with the scenes of classical dancing, and will most likely help hold the attention of the little ones.
August 25, 2017
Though the mix of poppy power anthems and Tchaikovsky isn't seamless and the familiar plot points are less than transporting, there's a beating heart to this tween story to match its exuberant dance sequences.
August 25, 2017
An animated fairytale that adheres to formula, but manages to stick its landing.
August 24, 2017
Even the moments of grace are eventually stained by the bodily functions humor and flurry of pratfalls that are always around the corner.
August 24, 2017
So many haphazard elements to "Leap!" that it never comes together.
August 24, 2017
The script is brimming with half-baked ideas, drilling far too much fluffy nonsense about achieving one's dreams into our skulls before the film crosses the 10-minute mark.
August 24, 2017
The most entertaining and sensitively handled parts of Leap! are in the more human-sized feelings of nurtured passion and artistic bonding that any good tale of the fleet of foot requires.
August 24, 2017
Félicie deserves better. So does dance.
August 24, 2017
"Leap!" is a step up from Weinstein's "Shrek"-on-a-budget "Hoodwinked" films, and it makes the most of its distinctly Old World aesthetic and enticing character design.
August 24, 2017
The animated film requires some suspension of disbelief, but it mostly succeeds thanks to its Parisian setting and its heroine's charm.
August 24, 2017
Cliches, cheap laughs, narrative short cuts and budget animation undermine an otherwise sweet tale of self-empowerment that should have stuck the landing.
August 24, 2017
While the debut release from the Weinstein Company's new 'toon venture sets its dancing against some spectacular backdrops, there are nagging issues with spotty character animation and endlessly predictable storytelling.
August 24, 2017
It understandably wants to deliver the message that you can achieve anything if you just put your heart into it. That might hold true for boxing, karate and even Olympic bobsledding - but ballet? What's French for "get real"?
August 24, 2017
While the animation here is reasonably polished for a lower-tier cartoon, it struggles with how to best depict dancing, an action not always well-suited to this medium.
August 23, 2017
"LEAP!" is a fine-enough background movie and one young kids might very well take to, but it's just mystifying how lazily the story components seem to have been put together. . .
August 23, 2017
You've seen it all before, though it's pleasant enough to watch again.
August 23, 2017
For the cinematic dregs of late August, the earnest and quirky Leap! is charmingly en pointe.
August 21, 2017
The story is inherently heart-tugging. There are some cute and cheeky moments and the animated ballet scenes swirl and twirl. But this cartoon comes up short in the charm and consistency departments.
Top Critic
March 29, 2017
Even if it never quite takes the risks implied by its exclamatory title ... "Leap!" follows the established steps with general grace and good humor.