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The Trumpet of the Swan Reviews

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 11, 2001
Wait for this one to come out on video.
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
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
The right messages about finding your own way and your real friends are gently offered, but The Trumpet of the Swan never really takes wing.
May 10, 2001
The only possible audience for this film are young children and their exceedingly bored parents.
May 10, 2001
Though colorful and well-meaning, Trumpet of the Swan collapses as an emotional experience, its restless script unable to build a resonance of feeling that can lift the audience collectively.
May 10, 2001
Well-meaning but wholly forgettable.
May 10, 2001
The music, an eclectic blend of jazz and contemporary music, is one of the film's strongest calling cards.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
May 10, 2001
The animation is unimaginative and uninspiring.
May 10, 2001
A lame duck.