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The Trumpet of the Swan Reviews

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December 29, 2010
A good family movie; much to enjoy and talk about.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 30, 2001
This is one worth missing in the hopes that some day, someone will do it a whole lot better.
Read More | Original Score: 61/100
June 27, 2001
A rushed direct-to-video kiddie flick.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
May 23, 2001
"Trumpet of the Swan" features flat background art, some poor sound syncing and insipid, sugary songs.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
May 18, 2001
One of the weakest kids' films in recent memory.
May 17, 2001
Features charmless songs, junky animation, hambone voice talent.
Full Review | Original Score: D
May 14, 2001
Too bad the director didn't set his mind to making a film parents could enjoy, too.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
May 14, 2001
Shallowness of characterization and unmemorable songs.
May 11, 2001
This adaptation of E.B. White's classic novel doesn't even live up to the Hanna-Barbera Charlotte's Web, let alone 1999's Stuart Little.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
May 11, 2001
While the message of the story sings loud and clear, the drama plays out at a whisper.
May 11, 2001
Wait for this one to come out on video.
May 11, 2001
May hold the attention of the very young, but despite marginal attempts at Disney-style cleverness, the simplistic writing, flat animation and sloppy direction will leave adults bored.
Full Review | Original Score: D
May 11, 2001
Passable animation for the younger members of the family, but the movie never finds its own voice.
May 11, 2001
One ugly duckling of a cartoon.
May 11, 2001
There isn't much for children to see at the movies that doesn't fall into the usual dog-droppings-and-pratfall stuff of films like See Spot Run.
May 11, 2001
A shallow, tacky, finally soupy revision of a wry, noticing, resonant, elegant, deeply romantic story.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
May 11, 2001
The movie leeches from the book most of what makes the story wonderful: The sly humour and the occasional dark edge that keeps the inherent sweetness on the safe side of sentimentality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 11, 2001
An innocuous family feature that's too little/too late in the fast-moving world of feature animation.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 11, 2001
A bland, well-meaning mishmash that never coheres into a dramatic whole.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
May 10, 2001
Trumpet of the Swan is not just lackluster. It's also lackbeauty, lackhumor and lackquality.
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