Tales of the Night - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Tales of the Night Reviews

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February 6, 2013
Six stunningly animated fairy tales with a few mild scares
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 21, 2012
It is so gentle and whimsical that one wonders if American children, accustomed to the whiz-bang action of most animation, will accept it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 15, 2012
Six mostly engaging fairy tales are digitally rendered with silhouetted characters performing in front of vivid, colorful backgrounds.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 8, 2012
The kaleidoscopic backgrounds offer a colorful counterpoint to the simple silhouettes that form the people, animals, and mythical beasts populating the six fables, each of which end with a ironic twist.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 28, 2012
More likely to play well with older children, due to its split-up story line, Ocelot's creation is like nothing else they are likely to see animating the multiplex.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 26, 2012
The narratives - involving princesses, sorcerers, dragons, talking animals - are familiar. But Mr. Ocelot invigorates them with lyricism ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 23, 2012
The recent cartoons of Michel Ocelot cleverly advance Lotte Reiniger's prototypical stop-motion technique into the digital age.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 28, 2012
It should please sensitive, well-brought-up children and nostalgists.
May 25, 2012
It's sweet but earthbound.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 25, 2012
Tales Of The Night may be computer-animated, but its style is antique.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 25, 2012
It's charming enough and the soundtrack has obviously been put together with care.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 24, 2012
The pick-and-mix approach is limiting, but there's no denying these are gorgeous amuse-bouches, likely to be devoured by older, more discerning children and dyed-in-the-wool stoners alike.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 24, 2012
The six folk-like tales featuring dragons, witch doctors and a talking horse have a whimsical charm and are beautifully designed but - watched all at once - may leave younger children fidgeting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 24, 2012
A uniquely joyful experience from a true original.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 22, 2012
While some of them do drag, older kids could well fall for these magical, timeless tales.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 20, 2012
Michel Ocelot's ravishing animation and magical storytelling is a delight from start to finish.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 3, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 19, 2011
Shot through with romance and glimpses of the kind of silly humour that made A Town Called Panic (2009) so popular, children and adults should be kept quite happy by this solid, intelligent family film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 21, 2012
The movie never comes close to replicating the spell that Reiniger was able to cast using much more primitive techniques, which underlines a chronic problem of computer animation: its very precision squeezes all the magic from the magic lantern.
November 13, 2012
Has ... eye-bending backgrounds but a creatively monochromatic foreground that comes to feel like a limitation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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