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Dumbo Reviews

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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
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 23, 2002
... thoroughly modest and, at times, nearly slapdash in execution, [Dumbo] retains its power to charm.
Full Review| Original Score: A
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 27, 2001
| Original Score: 4/5
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 22, 2010
Disney classic will still make you cry!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
You will believe an elephant can cry.
| Original Score: 5/5
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
Bob Grimm
Las Vegas Mercury
August 13, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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
Rob Humanick
Slant Magazine
September 21, 2011
Perfection, thy name is Dumbo.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Top Critic
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.
Staci Layne Wilson
December 31, 2004
Jon Fortgang
September 2, 2008
Touching, comic, visually inventive and emotionally convincing, this remains a jewel in the crown of Disney's golden age.
Christopher Null
October 29, 2001
It's very adult in nature, its themes of alienation being evergreen, just a bit wrongheaded in their delivery
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 30, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
December 11, 2001
Some folks consider it the best thing Disney ever did, a sweet story filled with rollicking gags, tuneful music, yet sadness and heartache, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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
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.
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
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
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