The Hunchback of Notre Dame


Action / Animation / Drama / Family / Musical / Romance

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 73%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 69%
IMDb Rating 6.9 10 117225


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Demi Moore as Esmeralda
Kevin Kline as Phoebus
Jim Cummings as Guards / Gypsies
700.54 MB
23.976 fps
1hr 31 min
P/S 10 / 145

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by PubHound 8 / 10

One of the most enjoyable Disney toons for adults

8 +

Although silly comic reliefs are expected ( like the childish gargoyle and so on) this movie is perfectly able to please both youngsters and adults, mixing to a lively animation and some funny characters, also heavier themes like religious hypocrisy and emargination. Only complaint regards the use, even if little, of some CGI puppets ( for example during crowd scenes ) which can clash with the gorgeous, traditional animation.

Reviewed by loryanaviteamedici 7 / 10

Fantastic soundtrack, rough drawing style

I love the Hunchback of Notre Dame. At least I love it when I haven't seen it in a while. The soundtrack to this movie - composed by the brilliant Alan Menken - is magnificent. While I personally favour the "background" pieces over the solo-songs of the actual good guys ('Out There', 'God Help the Outcast' & 'A guy like you'), these songs nevertheless are musically great. So when listening to the score, first and foremost Minister Frollos song 'Hellfire' and the title song 'Bells of Notre Dame', I LOVE this movie.

Watching it sadly is almost always a slight disappointment to me, when I see how unfittingly rough the animation is drawn, compared to the epicene of the score. The background imagery is still beautiful, but the characters are drawn much simpler as in other Disney movies (for example compared to The Jungle Book) which I personally don't like as much.

The plot is good and sends a strong message, but only one scene - the Feast of Fools - really gets to me emotionally. The harshest realisation I came to as an adult is that Frollo, while being truly despicable, is actually telling Quasimodo the truth: He wouldn't be accepted in our world. Despite this cold and brutal truth, the movie doesn't get me involved as other Disney movies do (I still cry every time I watch 'Inside Out') and the animation isn't as breathtaking as usual.

Overall, the plot and animation would get this movie a 4-5 star rating, but the score (I really love Alan Menken for that) and this unveiled realistic statement of how cruel our world actually is against those, who are different, pull it up to 7 stars for me. I still enjoy watching it a lot, though I have to say that I prefer just having 'the Bells of Notre Dame' playing on repeat.

Reviewed by studioAT 5 / 10

A darker Disney film

While looking like a standard Disney film this is actually surprisingly dark (despite making many changes to the source material to make it suitable for kids), but that doesn't stop it from being a good film that fully deserves to be included in the list of 'Classics'.

With good songs, and a 'I know that voice' voice cast, this was an enjoyable film I hadn't seen as a kid. Seeing how dark it is I know why! It's well worth a look.

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