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Flushed Away Reviews

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Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders

A mixed bag that will leave you packing up your coat before the end credits roll.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Insiders | Original Score: 2/4

November 11, 2006
Pete Hammond
Maxim

This computer animated time-waster is a bit too frenetic for its own good.

| Original Score: 2.5/5

November 5, 2006
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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After the fourth electrocution gag, the 10th smack in the face and the 12th assault on a wee rodent crotch, we could all use something quiet.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

November 2, 2006
Fernando F. Croce
Slant Magazine

Digital animation has elbowed claymation out of the frame and a certain frenetic coarsening has settled over Aardman's latest.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

November 2, 2006
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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They try a little too hard. All this frantic action...

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

November 6, 2006
Todd Gilchrist
IGN Movies

Flushed Awayarrives at the wrong time with the wrong cast and unfortunately without the right sort of alchemy that won Aardman both audiences and critical adulation.

Full Review Source: IGN Movies | Original Score: 2/5

November 2, 2006
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

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

Full Review Source: Lessons of Darkness | Original Score: C+

December 15, 2006
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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Boasts undeniably smart and eye-catching qualities that are significantly diluted by the relentlessly frantic and overbearing behavior of most characters; someone is always loudly imposing himself upon another, to diminishing returns of enjoyment.

Full Review Source: Variety

October 16, 2006
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

...the story and characters remain unengaging.

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 2/5

November 13, 2006
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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Toilet humour and Aardman characters go together like tar and tea.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2/4

November 3, 2006
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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Flushed Away will probably make you want to revisit some old, classic Wallace & Gromit short. The Wrong Trousers, perhaps. That would be spot-on.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

November 1, 2006
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Each and every character gets one joke that's repeated into infinity.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 1.5/4

November 2, 2006
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

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

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed | Original Score: 2/4

September 11, 2007
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

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 Source: Eye for Film | Original Score: 2/5

June 13, 2008
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

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

Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses | Original Score: 2/5

December 9, 2006
Uri Lessing
eFilmCritic.com

...all of these pictures are starting to blend together to form one big, hypertensive splash of motion that threatens to over-stimulate us all!

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 3/5

November 2, 2006
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

So while Flushed Away is studded with little comic nuggets, it is its story that disappoints.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: B-

November 3, 2006
Jan Stuart
Newsday
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Despite the efforts of five writers and Aardman's trademark puppets, with their malleable eyebrows and cheeks bulging like those of a mumps sufferer, none of these characters are particularly endearing.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2/4

November 2, 2006
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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Deficient in the comedy of reticence discouragement that is Aardman's (or maybe just Nick Park's) unique strength. I don't want to say the Englishmen were corrupted, but I think they allowed their strongest, quirkiest instincts to be tethered.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

November 3, 2006
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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Kids will probably be in stinky-sewage heaven with the new computer-animated critter comedy Flushed Away, but even they may realize they're up the proverbial creek in a boat with a faulty motor.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 3, 2006
Brian Gibson
Film School Rejects
October 18, 2008
Derek Adams
Time Out
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November 11, 2006
Alicia Potter
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
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