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Stuart Little (1999)

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66

Average Rating: 6.3/10
Reviews Counted: 97
Fresh: 64 | Rotten: 33

Critics say Stuart Little is charming with kids and adults for its humor and visual effects.

57

Average Rating: 6/10
Critic Reviews: 30
Fresh: 17 | Rotten: 13

Critics say Stuart Little is charming with kids and adults for its humor and visual effects.

audience

41

liked it
Average Rating: 2.9/5
User Ratings: 494,014

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Movie Info

E.B. White's classic children's story is brought to the screen in this fantasy, which combines computer-animated characters with a cast of live actors. Mrs. Little (Geena Davis), Mr. Little (Hugh Laurie), and their son George (Jonathan Lipnicki) live in a brownstone near New York's Central Park. The Littles have decided to adopt a younger brother for George, and while they're meeting the children at an orphanage, they are greeted by a mouse named Stuart (voice of Michael J. Fox), who can talk,

Apr 18, 2000

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[Uses] class and ethnic stereotypes in support of the idea that it's best to be adopted by rich white people.

May 13, 2008 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader | Comments (2)
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The film is strangely uninvolving.

February 9, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
Time Out
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Stuart Little is top-notch.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Variety
Variety
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The movie casts off its charm for cheap laughs.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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The fact of its hero upstages anything the plot can possibly come up with.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: At the Movies
At the Movies
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Patronizing and predictable.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune
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A terrific family movie based on a terrific book.

December 28, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

A likeable, highly entertaining film that endears in spite of the odd spot of Disney-esque schmaltz.

May 13, 2008 Full Review Source: Film4
Film4

I found myself caring for the humble little mouse, and that's the whole point.

May 26, 2006 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

This simple story features amazing computer effects to render Stuart and a story that will bore anyone over the age of ten.

December 6, 2005 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

Now this is what I call holiday movie fare for the whole family.

April 9, 2005 Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews
Reeling Reviews

Little is big on heart.

January 12, 2005 Full Review Source: StaciWilson.com
StaciWilson.com

...never boring.

August 1, 2003 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

It is just as E.B. White envisioned it when he conceived of the children's story on a train to New York 50 years ago.

May 14, 2003
Palo Alto Weekly

Too bad director Minkoff couldn't inspire his actors to show a little more energy.

February 8, 2003 Full Review Source: Film Quips Online
Film Quips Online

Mouse tale with heartwarming emotion and eye-popping effects is anything but cheesy.

November 7, 2002 Full Review Source: Netflix
Netflix

Clever, cute but insipid.

October 30, 2002 Full Review Source: ViewLondon
ViewLondon

I would hate to know that this was any child's first encounter with Stuart.

October 21, 2002 Full Review Source: San Diego Metropolitan
San Diego Metropolitan

Stuart Little offers a neat package of warm-hearted charm and sly wit.

October 15, 2002 Full Review Source: Cincinnati Enquirer
Cincinnati Enquirer

A playful holiday diversion.

July 9, 2002 Full Review
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

O filme se torna entediante a partir do momento em que nossa admiração pela proeza tecnológica alcançada pela Imageworks, criadora do ratinho Stuart Little, chega ao fim.

May 31, 2002 Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena
Cinema em Cena

A fine and funny family film that adults will relish just as much as their children do.

March 4, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

This is that rare children's film that works perfectly for grown-ups as well with its witty story, sharp performances and astonishing special effects that never draw attention to themselves.

December 10, 2001 Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall
Shadows on the Wall

As kid's films go, this was not too bad. A little obvious here and there to crusty veterans, but a pleasant diversion for the shorter set without totally boring parents.

June 14, 2001 Full Review

Audience Reviews for Stuart Little

This movie for me as a kid, even as an adult now, down right creeps me out. I dont know why. Michael J Fox isn't the best voice actor ever, neither is he that charismatic about voicing the "adorable" titiluar character. The plot is flimsy and as for the laughs, some but very few work. There's barely any action for the kids either. It's not that bad but it's just a bit rubbish.
January 22, 2012
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Some parts are interesting, but surely, not fresh. Stuart Little, could be a good film to watch with our kids, without a doubt, but really the movie presents some boring scenes and plot, that go annoy the audience. Rotten.
June 25, 2011
Lucas Martins

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A childhood favourite and a classic!
June 24, 2011
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    1. Stuart Little: [from the TV series; teasing Falcon in a sing-song voice] You'll never get me! You'll never get me! [blows a raspberry]
    – Submitted by Anthony A (20 months ago)
    1. Snowbell: Go away! There's no food here!
    2. Monty: Please??
    3. Snowbell: Shoo!
    – Submitted by Anthony A (21 months ago)
    1. Stuart Little: I'm fine.
    – Submitted by Anthony A (21 months ago)
    1. Monty: Incomin'! Incomin'!
    – Submitted by Anthony A (21 months ago)
    1. Smokey: Not bad for a dead housecat.
    – Submitted by Anthony A (21 months ago)
    1. George Little: I have to go.
    – Submitted by Anthony A (21 months ago)
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