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Dumbo Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 31, 2013
A Disney animation classic for all ages and all times.
Full Review | Original Score: A
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
December 29, 2011
Dumbo was for Disney what The Old Man and the Sea was for Hemingway: a simple but powerful story that's brilliantly rendered and succeeds precisely because it is so simple, archetypal, and true.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Jolene Mendez
Entertainment Spectrum
September 23, 2011
Another magical experience that will have the mother's crying and the kids cheering!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Humanick
Slant Magazine
September 21, 2011
Perfection, thy name is Dumbo.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
September 21, 2011
A 1941 Disney animated feature about a harassed little elephant with big ears and his friendship with an imaginative mouse.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 22, 2010
Disney classic will still make you cry!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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TIME Magazine
November 3, 2009
Although Dumbo offers no startling innovations in animated cartooning, it is probably Disney's best all-round picture to date.
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
October 31, 2009
One of the most emotionally potent of all animated movies; I might be inclined to say, of all movies, period.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Jon Fortgang
September 2, 2008
Touching, comic, visually inventive and emotionally convincing, this remains a jewel in the crown of Disney's golden age.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
September 2, 2008
It's one of Disney's most charming and perfectly proportioned films, uninflated by the cultural pretensions Uncle Walt was fond of slipping in.
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Variety Staff
August 28, 2008
There's a pleasant little story, plenty of pathos mixed with the large doses of humor, a number of appealing new animal characters, lots of good music, and the usual Disney skillfulness in technique.
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
June 8, 2006
It just tells a great story and has beautiful moments of powerful emotion that can bring a tear to the eye even 65 years after it was made.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
June 7, 2006
Viewed in isolation, Dumbo feels like a practice feature film from animators whose only previous experience was short subjects.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine
June 6, 2006
In its scant 64-minute running time, the big top melodrama of Dumbo reduces me to a blubbering, mucus-drizzling wreck at least once with every viewing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
June 4, 2006
With its colorful circus setting and quirky characters, this short Disney movie is easy to like, but it's Dumbo himself who steals your heart.
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Stephen Garrett
Time Out
January 26, 2006
One of the best of Disney's animated features.
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
September 28, 2005
Small wonder Walt Disney often pointed to 'Dumbo' as his personal favorite in the Disney pantheon.
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
April 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Staci Layne Wilson
December 31, 2004
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
September 21, 2004
Alguns dos estereótipos raciais são desconcertantes, mas o carisma do personagem-título e sua luta contra a rejeição ainda são capazes de emocionar.
| Original Score: 4/5
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