Extraordinary Tales Reviews

April 18, 2019
For me The Tell-Tale Heart was really the only short I loved. The rest had major flaws that took me away from the film.
January 8, 2016
Poe's creepy, unevenly adapted tales aren't for young kids.
December 9, 2015
Unsure of its targeted demographic, Tales straddles the tonal line, flip-flopping like a fish left on the dock.
October 25, 2015
Five stories by Edgar Allan Poe get varied treatment in this striking but inert animated compendium.
October 24, 2015
the definitive works of Edgar Allan Poe on the big screen
October 23, 2015
The fact that an author who died 166 years ago continues to be a draw for moviemakers says something about Edgar Allan Poe's imagination. And here's a feverish new animated Poe feature -- released just in time for Halloween.
October 23, 2015
Extraordinary Tales leaves us wishing for more: more running time, more of Poe's material, more of Garcia's macabre animated magic.
October 23, 2015
Garcia brings these classic Poe tales to life with the notable aid of atmospheric score by Sergio de la Puente.
October 23, 2015
Poe's storytelling gift is so timeless, and the voice actors assembled so captivating, that "Extraordinary Tales" can't help but work on some level. It just never quite rises above that faint praise.
October 23, 2015
With its weak framing story and hastily assembled formatting, Extraordinary Tales simply is the sum of parts--not a whole.
October 22, 2015
"Extraordinary Tales" reminds viewers that animation can enable an artist to realize an individual vision, even on a limited budget.
October 22, 2015
Just in time for Halloween comes this singular tribute to Edgar Allan Poe from veteran animator Raul Garcia.
October 22, 2015
The best sections reverberate with the power of Poe's words. As such, they serve as apt tributes to yarns that will always be more formidable on the page than on the screen.
October 22, 2015
The voices of the late Christopher Lee and Bela Lugosi reading from the text isn't quite the same. But Garcia compensates with a different animation style for each of the five stories.
October 22, 2015
Despite working from extraordinary subject matter-Edgar Allan Poe's various tales of the macabre-too many entries in this animated anthology are disappointingly ordinary.
October 22, 2015
It's no substitute for Poe's atmospheric writing, but it's a pretty good introduction to it.
October 22, 2015
In spite of the common source material and tone of oppressive psychological horror, these shorts feel like they could be the work of five different people.
October 21, 2015
[It] has its moments, and will be a welcome respite for any middle schooler sitting through a boring lecture. But if we were ever asked if we wanted a second viewing, we'd have to quoth the raven: nevermore.
October 18, 2015
It offers a CliffsNotes encapsulation of Edgar Allen Poe's most enduring works for viewers unacquainted with them.