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.

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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 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, Rovi
PG (for crude humor and some language)
Animation , Comedy , Kids & Family
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Jean Reno
as Le Frog
Bill Nighy
as Whitey
Andy Serkis
as Spike
Kathy Burke
as Rita's Mum
David Suchet
as Rita's Dad
Miriam Margolyes
as Rita's Grandma
Susan Duerden
as Mother
John Motson
as Football Commentator
Douglas Weston
as Newspaper Seller
Roger Blake
as Policeman
Christopher Fairbank
as Thimblenose Ted
Paul Shardlow
as Pegleg
Conrad Vemon
as Take Out
Jonathan Kydd
as Barnacle
Joshua Silk
as Fergus
Meredith Wells
as Rita's Little Sister
Ashleigh-Louis Elliot
as Rita's Sister 2
Ashleigh Ludwig
as Rita's Sister 3
Emma Tate
as Passerby 2
Sam Fell
as Fanseller, Ladykiller, Liam, Prophet
David Bowers
as Fly, Goldfish, Henchfrog, Shocky, Tadpole
Meredith Wells
as Rita's Little Sister
Tom McGrath
as Artist
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Critic Reviews for Flushed Away

All Critics (130) | Top Critics (41)

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Full Review… | November 17, 2011
Time Out
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Full Review… | November 16, 2011
Time Out
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Full Review… | February 26, 2007
Entertainment Weekly
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February 2, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | November 28, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

They try a little too hard. All this frantic action...

November 6, 2006
Ebert & Roeper
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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
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 Edwards
Michael Edwards

Super Reviewer

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