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Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Texan Reviews
Emmanuel Báez @ Cinéfiloz [Spanish]
Excerpt: The CGI creation is extremely adorable the rest of the movie never gets off the ground.
Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
Excerpt: Dumbo is flat, even its airborne moments lacking magic.
Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
Excerpt: Dumbo is a major disappointment, lacking both the imagination of the original film and Tim Burton’s usual affection for misfits.
Bavner Donaldo @ Cinejour [Indonesian]
James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture
Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
Excerpt: How director Tim Burton was able to take a heartfelt animated treasure and pervert it into this soulless shell of a disgrace takes a special kind of talent.
Courtney Howard @ FreshFiction.tv
Excerpt: Some may show up because of the promise of Dumbo’s tug on their heartstrings. Others may avoid it, unwilling to have their heartstrings snapped. Both will be surprised.
MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
Excerpt: The most soulless of the live-action Disney remakes yet, weighted down by too many blah characters, too much convoluted plot, unconvincing CGI, and a message that doesn’t say what it thinks it does.
[New] | Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
Excerpt: Aside from a few moments that showcase his signature style and weird, whimsical sensibilities, “Dumbo” curiously comes off as one of Tim Burton’s most anonymous efforts. Where’s the joy and magic?
Dan Lybarger @ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Excerpt: Whenever I see a movie with bad computer generated images, I’m saddened to think Alan Turing died so that these abominations could happen.
Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat
Excerpt: Relentlessly bland and uninspired.
Simon Miraudo @ Student Edge
Excerpt: There’s not much here, but who needs more? Tim Burton’s remaking of Dumbo doesn’t overthink it.
Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com
Excerpt: It’s a whole lot of filler set to amaze audiences into thinking it has purpose beyond distraction. While pretty, that inherent hollowness still shines through.
Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment
Excerpt: As one who is happy to champion Burton (he has many more hits than misses), it’s disappointing not to see something more magical.
Eddie Pasa @ DC Filmdom
Ruben Rigaud @ Cc0calecas.net [Spanish]
Diego Salgado @ Guía del Ocio [Spanish]
Don Shanahan @ Every Movie Has a Lesson
Excerpt: Big or small, every fleck and flourish is distilled to a quainter potency fitting the subject matter.
[New] | Amir Siregar @ Amir at the Movies [Indonesian]
Excerpt: ‘Dumbo’ is the perfect fit for Tim Burton’s incredible visual style and tendency for gloomy outcast themes, but is let down by a screenplay that depends more on over plotting than emotional heft. A missed opportunity.
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