Colin Farrell, Nico Parker and Finley Hobbins in Dumbo, directed by Tim Burton and also starring Michael Keaton and Danny DeVito.

Dumbo film review: Tim Burton’s live-action take on 1941 Disney cartoon is a beautifully realised flight of fancy

  • The film’s visual effects team has done a wonderful job of realising the playful pachyderm, who captures the imagination from the moment he appears
  • Long-time Dumbo fans will get a kick out of the film, while a new generation of kids will surely fall for the elephant
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Colin Farrell, Nico Parker and Finley Hobbins in Dumbo, directed by Tim Burton and also starring Michael Keaton and Danny DeVito.
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Zachary Levi (left) and Mark Strong in a still from Shazam! (category TBC), directed by David F. Sandberg.

Shazam! film review: entertaining DC Comics superhero is a world away from Justice League

  • A teenage boy is given superpowers and an adult’s body in this fun, good-humoured story
  • The film is a little long, but enjoyable with Mark Strong putting in a good supporting role
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Zachary Levi (left) and Mark Strong in a still from Shazam! (category TBC), directed by David F. Sandberg.
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