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The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Inspired by Victor Hugo's classic novel, this Disney film brings to life the adventures of Quasimodo, Notre Dame's gentle, crippled bell ringer. Rescued by fellow outcast Esmeralda, Quasi soon finds himself battling to save the city he loves.
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The result is a grand cartoon cathedral, teeming with gargoyles and treachery, hopeless love and tortured lust.
Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine  full review
 
Surely one of Disney's ugliest and least imaginative efforts.
Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader  full review
 
Disney has created a movie that, like Quasimodo himself, is half formed.
John F. Kelly, Washington Post  full review
 
There is much to admire in Hunchback, not least the risk of doing such a downer of a story at all.
Jeremy Gerard, Variety  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.
Trevor Johnston, Time Out  full review
 
Gorgeous but dark -- not the usual Disney experience.
Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle  full review
 
Adding to the film's split personality is Demi Moore.
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
 
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.
Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times  full review
 
The Hunchback's message -- that beauty is only skin deep -- goes only so far.
Rita Kempley, Washington Post  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.
 
This is the least-enjoyable animated feature to come from the studio since its 1989 rebirth.
James Berardinelli, ReelViews  full review
 
The latest and most uncertain of Disney's animated efforts, with its manic mood swings and cloying, none-too-cuddly hero.
Janet Maslin, New York Times  full review
 
This is pretty sophisticated for so-called kid stuff.
Susan Wloszczyna, USA Today
 
A high point in the renaissance of Disney animation.
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times  full review
 
It's an emotionally rounded fairy tale that balances darkness and sentimentality, pathos and triumph, with uncanny grace.
Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly  full review
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