The Trumpet of the Swan Reviews

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November 4, 2005
August 11, 2005
June 15, 2002
July 30, 2001
This is one worth missing in the hopes that some day, someone will do it a whole lot better.
June 27, 2001
A rushed direct-to-video kiddie flick.
May 28, 2001
May 23, 2001
"Trumpet of the Swan" features flat background art, some poor sound syncing and insipid, sugary songs.
May 18, 2001
One of the weakest kids' films in recent memory.
May 17, 2001
Features charmless songs, junky animation, hambone voice talent.
May 14, 2001
Too bad the director didn't set his mind to making a film parents could enjoy, too.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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