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The Tale of Despereaux Reviews

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August 16, 2011
Certainly bears a superficial resemblance to Ratatouille, but it's a better film in several ways.
April 8, 2009
It amounts to less than the sum of its artfully conceived parts but remains a nice and visually interesting film.
Read More | Original Score: 73/100
March 22, 2009
To gegonos oti sto eikosalepto mporei na se riksei se bathy ypno, mporei na einai kai to kalytero kamoyflarisma aytoy toy anapanteha anepeisodiakoy ki anyperblita baretoy kinoymenoy ap' ta shediastika grafeia tis Universal Animation, poy den ehei kan to t
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
February 11, 2009
The film looks great and the story is interesting enough for adults. It may be a little too complex and intense for young children.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 31, 2009
Bland, over-stuffed, chaotic and ultimately underwhelming for both kids and adults.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/10
January 29, 2009
The cinematic equivalent of a cozy bedtime story, warmly told with loving care.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 9, 2009
Ego, fear and loathing will come between friends and drive family members apart in a surprisingly sophisticated journey for a kiddie flick.
January 9, 2009
Scratch a CGI fairytale and you'll find an allegory about class, particularly if rodents are involved.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
January 8, 2009
If you're an animation fan, don't wait for the DVD - The Tale Of Despereaux deserves to be seen on the big screen.
January 8, 2009
There are no cheesy pop-culture gags or similarly wacky wisecracks; the emphasis is purely on action and adventure, and it pays off wonderfully by the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 1, 2009
A thoroughly engaging, slightly offbeat adventure with solid themes running through it
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2009
For animation fans looking for a little more class and a lot less of the commonplace crass, this makes for a decent timepass.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 23, 2008
We may now never see the movie that captures the delicate grace of DiCamillo's story. ... [But it] is still a delightful, entertaining time at the movies.
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 23, 2008
There's nothing actually wrong with Despereaux, but there's nothing all that right with it either.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 22, 2008
A beautifully animated film with a gorgeous soundtrack.
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December 22, 2008
Better than this year's critical darling 'Wall-E'.
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December 22, 2008
It just tries to take a little bit from some of the things we've seen over the past few years that have worked to make this work and it's just desperate and it doesn't work.
December 22, 2008
It's like Ratatouille meets Upstairs Downstairs to go sort of cross-generational but it didn't work really on any level.
December 22, 2008
The animation quality is first rate.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 21, 2008
While the film's heart is certainly in the right place, and while certain moments exude honest warmth and refreshingly direct truth, on the whole there is nothing about this computer animated epic that remotely sets it apart from the crowd.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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