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Flushed Away Reviews

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Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
November 11, 2006
A mixed bag that will leave you packing up your coat before the end credits roll.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Pete Hammond
Maxim
November 5, 2006
This computer animated time-waster is a bit too frenetic for its own good.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
November 2, 2006
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.
| Original Score: 2/4
Fernando F. Croce
Slant Magazine
November 2, 2006
Digital animation has elbowed claymation out of the frame and a certain frenetic coarsening has settled over Aardman's latest.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
November 6, 2006
They try a little too hard. All this frantic action...
Todd Gilchrist
IGN Movies
November 2, 2006
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 | Original Score: 2/5
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
December 15, 2006
Like a mouse on a spinning wheel, it's a film that moves at a breakneck pace but ultimately goes nowhere.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
October 16, 2006
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.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
November 13, 2006
...the story and characters remain unengaging.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
November 3, 2006
Toilet humour and Aardman characters go together like tar and tea.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
November 1, 2006
Flushed Away will probably make you want to revisit some old, classic Wallace & Gromit short. The Wrong Trousers, perhaps. That would be spot-on.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
November 2, 2006
Each and every character gets one joke that's repeated into infinity.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
September 11, 2007
So confusing... so jarring... so utterly irritating, how I long for "Wallace and Gromit" at this moment...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
June 13, 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 | Original Score: 2/5
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
December 9, 2006
An animated film inferior to Aardman's tradition, but just about right for DreamWorks' recent mediocrity streak
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Uri Lessing
eFilmCritic.com
November 2, 2006
...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 | Original Score: 3/5
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
November 3, 2006
So while Flushed Away is studded with little comic nuggets, it is its story that disappoints.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
November 2, 2006
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.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
November 3, 2006
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.
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
November 3, 2006
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
Brian Gibson
Film School Rejects
October 18, 2008
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Derek Adams
Time Out
November 18, 2011
Ron Yamauchi
Georgia Straight
November 18, 2006
Leonard Maltin
Leonard Maltin's Picks
November 11, 2006
Alicia Potter
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
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