Critic Reviews

27

Metascore

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50
Boston Globe
The film is gentle and carries a simple moral.
38
Chicago Sun-Times
An innocuous family feature that's too little/too late in the fast-moving world of feature animation.
38
New York Post
A brightly colored but terminally dull cartoon.
38
Chicago Tribune
A lame duck.
30
Variety
Bland animated musical offers little to charm adults with fond memories of the book, and even tykes are likely to become bored by the halfway point.
30
As with most non-Disney animated features, Trumpet of the Swan does make the Mouse look like a genius.
30
Los Angeles Times
Nothing quite works about The Trumpet of the Swan, one of those animated films that make you realize how hard it is to strike the right tone for a family film.
30
L.A. Weekly
At times, both swans and humans appear oddly out of sync with their flat backgrounds, while the film's few musical flights of fancy never achieve visual liftoff.
25
Entertainment Weekly
A pox on the man's (E.B. White) memory.
20
New Times (L.A.)
A shame, this frenetic mess, as there were loads of reasons to be hopeful.

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