Flushed Away (2006) - Rotten Tomatoes

Flushed Away (2006)



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

Movie Info

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 decides to send the hapless mouse down the pipes and stealthily take his place in the lap of luxury. Though the bustling sewer city of Ratropolis isn't without its fair share of kind citizens, it is certainly no place for a pampered mouse with a taste for life's finer things. Upon making the acquaintance of scavenger rat Rita (Winslet), Roddy is certain that the pair can navigate their way back to the surface in Rita's trusty boat, the Jammy Dodger, but Rita's help doesn't come cheap, and the nefarious Toad (McKellen) is determined to rid Ratropolis of all things rodent. When Toad's hapless hench-rats Spike (Andy Serkis) and Whitey (Bill Nighy) fail to achieve acceptable results, the green meanie is forced to call in the cavalry in the form of legendary French mercenary Le Frog (Reno) to get the job done. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovimore
Rating: PG (for crude humor and some language)
Genre: Animation, Kids & Family, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Sam Fell, Peter Lord, Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais, Christopher Lloyd
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 20, 2007
Box Office: $64.5M
Paramount - Official Site


Jean Reno
as Le Frog
Bill Nighy
as Whitey
Kathy Burke
as Rita's Mum
David Suchet
as Rita's Dad
Miriam Margolyes
as Rita's Grandma
John Motson
as Football Commentator
Douglas Weston
as Newspaper Seller
Roger Blake
as Policeman
Christopher Fairbank
as Thimblenose Ted
Conrad Vemon
as Take Out
Jonathan Kydd
as Barnacle
Meredith Wells
as Rita's Little Sister
Ashleigh-Louis Ellio...
as Rita's Sister 2
Ashleigh Ludwig
as Rita's Sister 3
Emma Tate
as Passerby 2
Sam Fell
as Fanseller, Ladykille...
David Bowers
as Fly, Goldfish, Hench...
Meredith Wells
as Rita's Little Sister
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Critic Reviews for Flushed Away

All Critics (134) | Top Critics (42)

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

Full Review… | November 29, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | September 10, 2008

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.

Full Review… | June 13, 2008
Eye for Film

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

Full Review… | September 11, 2007
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.

Full Review… | July 6, 2007
Eye for Film

A witty combination of jokes for both adults and kids.

Full Review… | March 24, 2007

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.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

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.

Samuel Riley
Samuel Riley

Super Reviewer

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

michael e.
Michael Edwards

Super Reviewer

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