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Flushed Away (2006)

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72

Average Rating: 6.7/10
Reviews Counted: 130
Fresh: 94 | Rotten: 36

Clever and appealing for both children and adults, Flushed Away marks a successful entry into digital animated features for Aardman Animations.

76

Average Rating: 6.7/10
Critic Reviews: 41
Fresh: 31 | Rotten: 10

Clever and appealing for both children and adults, Flushed Away marks a successful entry into digital animated features for Aardman Animations.

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Average Rating: 3.3/5
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A previously pampered society mouse must fight his way back to the comforts of Kensington after he is sent spiraling into an underground world filled with scavenger rats and villainous toads in a fun-filled family adventure produced by DreamWorks Animation and Aardman Features and featuring the voices of Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Ian McKellen, and Jean Reno. Roddy (Jackman) was living the high life when he first met Sid the sewer rat (Shane Richie), but that's all about to change when Sid

Feb 20, 2007

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All Critics (134) | Top Critics (42) | Fresh (94) | Rotten (36) | DVD (13)

The action sequences mostly uninspired and the characterisations and voice-overs underwhelming.

November 29, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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They try a little too hard. All this frantic action...

November 6, 2006 Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper
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Here's hoping that Flushed Away won't be the last gurgle from Aardman in feature-film form. Aardman shows us that animated humor, even in the toilet, can still be good clean fun.

November 3, 2006 Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel
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Most of the fun is in the deft characterizations, the zippy banter, and the joyous sight gags

November 3, 2006 Full Review Source: AV Club
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...It's rat-a-tat pop culture references, but consistently hilarious.

November 3, 2006 Full Review Source: Miami Herald
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...This puckish charmer about a posh Kensington mouse flushed down the loo into London sewer country is to action-adventure what Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit was to Hammer Horror.

November 3, 2006 Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly
L.A. Weekly
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It's an interesting approach to bridging two very different disciplines -- it's just a pity they didn't find a better script to try it out on.

September 10, 2008 Full Review Source: Film4

Despite the attempts to make this slick and bang up-to-date - plasma screens and pop culture references abound - it still feels curiously caught in aspic.

June 13, 2008 Full Review Source: Eye for Film
Eye for Film

So confusing... so jarring... so utterly irritating, how I long for "Wallace and Gromit" at this moment...

September 11, 2007 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed | Comment (1)
Cinema Crazed

Exciting, adventurous, and flush with visual and verbal gags, Aardman's latest stands out from the many other children's animations released this year because it seems a labour of love rather than a soulless commodity.

July 6, 2007 Full Review Source: Eye for Film
Eye for Film

A witty combination of jokes for both adults and kids.

March 24, 2007 Full Review Source: UGO

A disappointing CG-animated film.

December 30, 2006 Full Review Source: Guardian | Comment (1)
Guardian

The movie's gaggle of writers (seven different men have either screenplay or story credits) come up with enough clever visual references to ease the burden of familiarity.

December 30, 2006 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Daily News
Los Angeles Daily News

The dialogue is witty and the action exciting, but without the hands-on, homemade appeal of stop-motion, the Aardman magic is missing.

December 15, 2006
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Like a mouse on a spinning wheel, it's a film that moves at a breakneck pace but ultimately goes nowhere.

December 15, 2006 Full Review Source: Lessons of Darkness
Lessons of Darkness

Any movie designed for kids that wantonly throws around Kafka gags gets my vote.

December 15, 2006
SA Movie & DVD Magazine

Embora animados digitalmente, os personagens deste novo longa trazem, em seus designs e personalidades, as características que fizeram dos filmes da Aardman um repositório constante de histórias engraçadas e envolventes.

December 14, 2006
Cinema em Cena

An animated film inferior to Aardman's tradition, but just about right for DreamWorks' recent mediocrity streak

December 9, 2006 Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses
Movies for the Masses

Deliciously witty, funny and clever, endlessly inventive and filled with Aardman's trademark eye for detail, Flushed Away has more for grown ups than for kids, although no age group could complain of being under nourished with entertainment in this film.

December 8, 2006 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
Urban Cinefile

Although Flushed Away is on a much bigger scale than its homely predecessors, it's still comfortably offbeat and funny.

December 1, 2006 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

A treat for adults and children alike.

November 30, 2006 Full Review Source: ViewLondon
ViewLondon

The best animated movie of the year and only a whisker shy of the brilliance of Wallace and Gromit.

November 29, 2006 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Comment (1)
Empire Magazine

Achieves a controlled sense of arcane looseness on its way to becoming one of the year's better animated efforts.

November 20, 2006 Full Review Source: Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

If you love "Wallace and Gromit," you'll want to get "Flushed Away" with these new characters from Aardman.

November 14, 2006 Full Review
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

...the story and characters remain unengaging.

November 13, 2006 Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review
Sacramento News & Review

Audience Reviews for Flushed Away

Cute and silly fun under jolly ol' London Town when a fancy kept house mouse is thrust into the sewers and gets to hobnob with the regular ol' locals AND to meet the handy girl of his dreams (actually the reverse of how this formula usually plays = rich, spoiled girl meets jack of all trades regular bloke). The treat of this playground of the imagination is how you get from point A to point B, with more visual cheesy puns (including a French mime/ninja frog) than you can count, and is capably assisted by pretty prestigious voice casting. You might not laugh but I dare you not to smile throughout on this cheeky trip through London's Underground. No, not THAT one, but below that.
March 20, 2014
ApeneckFletcher

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Aardman have gone and made another smart and clever animation, that features humor for both adults and children. Primarily, the humor is created through the superb choice of voice actors. From Hugh Jackman and Kate Winslet, to Bill Nighy, Andy Serkis and even Ian McKellen. 'Flushed Away' does features very few but clever references to another Aardman masterpiece, 'Wallace & Gromit'.So those who love the cheese loving duo, do your best to seek them out.
October 28, 2012
Samuel Riley
Samuel Riley

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It wasn't good but it certainly wasn't terrible i just hate that it was made by aardman but its not done with stop motion instead its cg made to look like stop motion
April 16, 2012
michael e.
Michael Edwards

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It was enjoyable but lacked something.
February 3, 2012
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    1. The Toad: It's obvious I never should have sent rodents to do an amphibian's job.
    – Submitted by Frances H (47 days ago)
    1. Roddy: Who goes there?
    2. Roddy: Rest easy Surge.
    – Submitted by Adam P (13 months ago)
    1. Roddy: Amusing collection.
    – Submitted by Adam P (13 months ago)
    1. Spike: [to Whitey] Keep your legs straight when you hit the water!
    2. Whitey: I kept me legs straight, Spike. [Spike groans in pain]
    – Submitted by Jacob A (23 months ago)
    1. Rita: [blows a raspberry and smacks her butt at The Toad's henchrats]
    – Submitted by Anthony A (2 years ago)
    1. Spike: Danger is my middle name!
    2. Whitey: I thought it was Leslie.
    – Submitted by Tom R (2 years ago)
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