It's an emotionally rounded fairy tale that balances darkness and sentimentality, pathos and triumph, with uncanny grace. full review
The result is a grand cartoon cathedral, teeming with gargoyles and treachery, hopeless love and tortured lust. full review
Surely one of Disney's ugliest and least imaginative efforts. full review
Disney has created a movie that, like Quasimodo himself, is half formed. full review
There is much to admire in Hunchback, not least the risk of doing such a downer of a story at all. full review
Though Alan Menken's music misses the big tune that would cap Stephen Schwartz's nimble lyrics, it's the thematic sophistication that brings the movie to life, making older children and adults its best audience. full review
Gorgeous but dark -- not the usual Disney experience. full review
Adding to the film's split personality is Demi Moore.
The Hunchback's message -- that beauty is only skin deep -- goes only so far. full review
By sticking faithfully to the broader themes of Hugo's story -- those of desolation and desire, of trust and betrayals thereof -- the creators have fashioned the most poignant and deeply moral story to roll off the Disney storyboards in decades. full review
This is the least-enjoyable animated feature to come from the studio since its 1989 rebirth. full review
The latest and most uncertain of Disney's animated efforts, with its manic mood swings and cloying, none-too-cuddly hero. full review
This is pretty sophisticated for so-called kid stuff.
Like another famous tale set in Paris, Disney's animated version of Victor Hugo's venerable The Hunchback of Notre Dame is the best of times and, if not really the worst of times, something uncomfortably close to it. full review