WHAT'S HOT?

The Tale of Despereaux Reviews

The Tale of Despereaux

Overview


Genre :

Animation, Adventure

Release Date :

December 19, 2008

MPAA Rating :

G

Director :

Sam Fell, Rob Stevenhagen

Starring :

Matthew Broderick, Dustin Hoffman, Emma Watson, Tracey Ullman, Kevin Kline, William H. Macy, Stanley Tucci, Ciaran Hinds, Robbie Coltrane, Tony Hale, Frances Conroy, Frank Langella, Richard Jenkins, Christopher Lloyd, Sigourney Weaver

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

2.5 of 4

“..sweetly inspiring..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
3 of 4

“..somber, slow and elegant instead of frantic and dazzling..”
by Kyle Smith [New York Post]
“..pleasantly immersive, beautifully animated, occasionally sleepy..”
by Manohla Dargis [NY Times]
3 of 5

“..heartwarming..”
by [Empire Magazine]
3 of 4

“..completely enjoyable..”
by Wesley Morris [Boston Globe]
2 of 5

“..a pleasant-looking animation without much of a clue about how to make itself captivating or compelling..”
by David Mercier [FilmJudge]
Review rate : C+
Reviewed by Adam Markovitz [Entertainment Weekly]
Review rate : C
Reviewed by Paula Nechak [Seattle Post Intelligencer]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Steven Rea [Philadelphia Inquirer]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by James Berardinelli [Reelviews]
2.5 of 5
Reviewed by Jesse Hassenger [Filmcritic.com]

Reader's Reviews


Screen Name
Rate This Movie
Please Enter   
Comment
 
 
 
RSS
FB
Twitter

LATEST REVIEWS

TOMORROWLAND :

“..the movie can conjure up futuristic images, but the story is nothing we haven't seen before...”
by Stephanie Merry [Washington Post]

POLTERGEIST :

“..the spirits may have been willing with Poltergeist but the movie is weak..”
by Linda Barnard [Toronto Star]

WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE :

“..will make fans of the Japanese animation studio yearn for when Hayao Miyazaki was there. The now-retired maestro of the form had a sense of poetry and lyricism that's sadly missing here..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]

THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE III :

“..more depravity, more terrible acting..”
by Chris Nashawaty [Entertainment Weekly]

CHOCOLATE CITY :

“..a black riff on a certain stripper movie smash..”
by Roger Moore [Tribune News Service]

ALOFT :

“..the rest of it - the healer, the journalist, the falcons - is just a thick, tedious layer of frost on the window..”
by Katharine Pushkar [NY Daily News]

RETURN TO SENDER :

“..the camera prowls menacingly through the interiors, but the writers seem too content with their improbable conceit to bother with back story or character arcs..”
by David Parkinson [Radio Times]

ROOMMATE WANTED :

“..there's plenty of entertainment value to found. Just don't expect to leave the film with a smile on your face and joy in your heart..”
by Blair Hoyle [Cinema Slasher]

CAROL :

“..it is a creamily sensuous, richly observed piece of work, handsomely detailed and furnished..”
by Peter Bradshaw [The Guardian]

YOUTH :

“..Youth has a wan eloquence and elegance, though freighted with sentimentality and a strangely unearned and uninteresting macho-geriatric regret for lost time, lost film projects, lost love..”
by Peter Bradshaw [The Guardian]