There are enough good things to warrant a look for those who may have dismissed the film in 1991 or who never saw it.
There’s something here for everyone, even if the overall package isn’t likely to go down as the next Disney/Pixar “classic.”
The timeless quality of the story and animation make it as much a pleasure to see on the second or third time as it is on the first.
Effective as both a drama and a cautionary tale and the lessons it teaches are possibly more relevant in today’s world than they were 15 years ago.
Instead of being a song to lift the heart, "Ode to Joy" is a discordant, off-key tune that lasts too long.
Made by a movie-lover for movie-lovers. And even those who don’t qualify may still enjoy the hell out of it.
There wasn’t much to Hamlet’s Ophelia and there’s not a lot more to this production’s version of her.
It’s cheesy in the way many older films are cheesy, but the strong sense of atmosphere helps to redeem some of the dated elements.
Although the film’s heart is in the right place, there are times when it misses the mark as a fully fleshed-out biography.