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Mouse Hunt (Mousehunt) (1997)

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13

Average Rating: 4.9/10
Critic Reviews: 8
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 7

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48

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Average Rating: 2.8/5
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Gore Verbinski, the TV-commercials director responsible for the Budweiser frogs, directed this Adam Rifkin screenplay about two brothers (Nathan Lane and Lee Evans) who inherit a string factory and a decaying country home after the death of their father (the late William Hickey, in his last role). After moving in, they learn that the house has historical architectural importance and is valued in the millions. However, they are constantly tormented by a mouse within the walls. They engage in

PG,

Comedy, Kids & Family

Rif Coogan

Dec 1, 1998

Dreamworks

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All Critics (52) | Top Critics (16) | Fresh (13) | Rotten (17) | DVD (9)

A vivacious, clever slapstick comedy.

January 2, 2011 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

Dickens meets Wile E. Coyote.

January 4, 2005 Full Review Source: StaciWilson.com
StaciWilson.com

Adam Rifkin's script sets things up brightly, with savvy detail and a wealth of amusingly mendacious, greedy characters.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

The climax is just what you'd expect...in a good way of course.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews
rec.arts.movies.reviews

This Home Alone clone is genetically spliced with childhood memories of Tom and Jerry.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Nitrate Online | Comments (2)
Nitrate Online

A slapstick comedy that will please the tykes but will leave the rest of the family less than satisfied.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

Audience Reviews for Mouse Hunt (Mousehunt)

Mediocre comedy that is slow with bad effects, Mouse Hunt simply doesn't have anything good going for it. The film was funny when first released, however it's not one of those films that has stood the test of time, and quite frankly got sillier with every viewing. I didn't enjoy the film, and I thought it was a poorly made comedy with little to no humor. One thing that made this film pretty boring was the fact that it took a while for anything funny to happen. The build up is slow, and you lose interest after a while. I found the cast to be tiresome and not too good in their performances. This is not Gore Verbinski's best film and he made better films than this. This is a comedy that simply doesn't stand out, and it's not one that delivers laughs time and time again. The film could have really great, but after seeing it once, it was enough. The problem with this film is that it's not a memorable comedy. There's nothing that stands out and like I said, it takes a while for the story to unfold. This could have been a great comedy, but it fails, and as far as family films are concerned, there are much better films out there to enjoy than this. I think this film had the potential in being a great film, but it simply doesn't deliver anything good for the entire family. If you're looking for a great family comedy watch Toy Story or The Sandlot instead, Mouse Hunt simply is an empty shell of a film, a film that leaves a lot to be desired. This is a mediocre film that has a few laughs here and there, but is never anything consistent to truly make it worth watching. The films biggest flaw is that it takes too long to get to the point and there's no real payoff. Not worth watching.
June 24, 2012
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Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski

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A always love this film when I was a child... now is just another silly, but some times clever movie that looks like a Bugs Bunny cartoon. Rotten.
March 17, 2012
Lucas Martins

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OK+
August 12, 2011
spielberg00

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This movie will please young kids with its stupid cat and mouse slapstick humor, but others will not find it funny.
August 11, 2011
ajv2688

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    1. Ernie Smuntz: I don't think we're dealing with an ordinary mouse...
    – Submitted by Laurie M (21 months ago)
    1. Caesar: What's tha-? Horse! Fiendish! I won't eat it!
    – Submitted by Bruce G (23 months ago)
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