The Film File
For a lover of musical theater, "Sing" ought be a toe-tapping home run. Sampling upwards of 85 song cuts, the film is never without a melody in its step. Something feels oddly missing, though. It's not as fun as it should be. Its characters aren't as engaging or well-rounded as one wishes. And its undernourished screenplay, from writer-director Garth Jennings (2008's "Son of Rambow"), isn't nearly imaginative, warm or clever enough to stand next to the likes of Disney and Pixar's finest.