Small Hero. Big Heart.
Voices of Matthew Broderick, Dustin Hoffman, Emma Watson, Tracey Ullman, Kevin Kline, William H.Macey, Stanley Tucci
Sam Fell, Robert Stevenhagen
|Screenplay||Gary Ross, Will McRobb, Chris Viscardi, based on the booky by Kate DiCamillo|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|Produced by||Framestore Feature Animation, Larger Than Life Productions, Relativity Media, Universal Animation Studios, Universal Pictures|
|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
||Topics to talk about
What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Ivan Sadler This animated fairytale is a muddled and boring mix up of Shrek and Ratatouille that, while pretty, will put the little ones to sleep.
|Chicago Sunday Times|
Roger Ebert The Tale of Despereaux is one of the most beautifully drawn animated films I've seen, rendered in enchanting detail and painterly colors
Jason Anderson While The Tale of Despereaux has flickers of wit and a brand of visual splendour that’s lovely to behold and relatively rare for the genre, the lack of narrative momentum proves fatal to the enterprise. In other words, Bolt and Madagascar 2 may be nowhere near as classy but chances are they’re a lot more fun for kids who have yet to develop an interest in 16th-century Flemish masters.
Tomatometer Despite its striking visuals, The Tale of Despereaux as a story feels familiar and unimaginative.
What the People say
824 Netizens Like others, not what I expected, but not that bad, either.
Average .. 48%