From Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, the all-new grand live-action adventure “Dumbo” expands on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight. Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland. Dumbo soars to new heights alongside a charming and spectacular aerial artist, Colette Marchant (Eva Green), until Holt learns that beneath its shiny veneer, Dreamland is full of dark secrets.
Critics Reviews for Dumbo (2019):
- [It] has charms and melancholies of its own, starting, naturally, with the elephant in the room. Of all the CGI make-overs, this Dumbo is the most textured, sweetest and most soulful of creatures. – Jake Coyle, Associated Press
- Burton has merrily turned what could have been another remake into something genuinely different and surprising. – Manohla Dargis, New York Times
- To paraphrase Keaton's V.A. Vandevere, upon witnessing an elephant take flight, “Dumbo” will make you a child again. – Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
- The film is just different enough to stick out amid the studio's backwards-looking slate, and Burton, for the first time in years, shows he hasn't lost his love for the idiosyncratic. – David Sims, The Atlantic