Tales of the Night - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Tales of the Night Reviews

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
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
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
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
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Andy Webster
New York Times
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
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Chris Packham
Village Voice
September 25, 2012
Animated with fluidity and deliberateness that nearly excuses the film's slightness.
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
September 25, 2012
The film feels naive for an audience that's ready for some harder truths.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Cath Clarke
Time Out
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