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A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans a new venture, Dumbo and his friends discover dark secrets beneath its shiny veneer.Wikipedia

Dumbo Reviews

Overall, while adults will find this film tolerable, the kids are sure to lap it up with full gusto.

Shalini Langer
Indian Express


In a world full of wondrous things, wonder is the thing in shortest supply. Burton had a chance to make you believe that a pregnant caged elephant, who has spent her life in circuses, could look at soaring birds through a barred window in envy and what may result is an elephant with flapping ears for wings.He squanders it.

Soumya Srivastava
Hindustan Times


An elephant flies but no one cries in Tim Burton’s woke but boring remake of a Disney classic...Tim Burton’s remake of 1941 Disney classic fails to take off. It underuses important scenes and introduces needless others.

Ronak Kotecha
Times Of India


Film’s visual scale towers above many of its obvious flaws, but doesn’t quite lift it above Burton’s legacy of creating magical realism in the past. While there are problems such as predictability, caricature characters and a sluggish pace, 'Dumbo' has its moments. Overall, it’s a harmless family entertainer for children of all ages.

Cute and appealing but not Burton's style...Tim Burton's craft is more simplistic here - even though the film is a sort of circus fantasia with all the aspects of an imagination running wild.


Tim Burton's remake is let down by a complicated screenplay, lack of emotional heft

'Dumbo' gets by on the charm of its titular character...



This fantasy adventure film, with all the trappings of a typical Disney fare, is the story of a baby elephant, who uses his extra-large ears to fly.

Tim Burton’s magic can’t save it...Disney’s latest dip into its treasure of archives crashes before it can soar like its main character

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