Flushed Away Reviews

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November 10, 2006
Where the Aardman wit is retained -- and what significantly elevates the film's worth -- is in the small details, tossed-off asides and background imagery.
November 10, 2006
There are singing slugs, and I don't know what else you could want.
November 9, 2006
endearingly loony... nearly stolen by a chorus of hard-working slugs that slithers from scene to scene, often contributing exactly the right reaction - or song, as the case may be - at the right time.
November 9, 2006
The result of pairing Aardman and DreamWorks is not quite as good as the best work either studio has done independently.
November 9, 2006
The film's humor actually splits down the middle, with intelligent puns for parents and gratuitous pratfalls for kids.
November 8, 2006
easily one of the best animated films of the year
November 8, 2006
Well-placed pop-culture references, wry British humor%u2014and some singing slugs%u2014elevate Flushed Away from the typical animated fare, but only slightly.
November 8, 2006
Settles for a more modest level than Aardman's previous efforts. Strong on visual invention and wacky humor but light on story and characterization, it's about on the level of a Blue Sky feature, in particular recalling Robots.
November 6, 2006
It's infused with a freewheeling energy - helpful given the story's been-there-done-that vibe.
November 6, 2006
This melding of claymation and CGI is absolutely perfect, beautifully combining the wonderfully organic feel of Aardman's hand-built sets and lovingly breathed-into-life clay figures with DreamWorks' sleek computer cartoons.
November 6, 2006
Witty, if chaotic fun - not just for kids.
November 4, 2006
This is a stunning example of a dumb concept that an ingenuous team of screenwriters, animators and voice actors turned squarely on its head. And there's scarcely a potty joke to be found.
November 4, 2006
The creators could have filled this movie with lots of low-brow toilet humor, but they chose to rise above the muck and make this a movie that's jolly good fun for the whole family
November 4, 2006
Flushed Away has a pleasant moral about friendship, community and working together, and it's amusing as all get-out to children. Too bad the movie won't appeal as much to accompanying adults.
November 3, 2006
This is one of those movies that sends kids - and adults - out of the theater listing dozens of things that made them laugh.
November 3, 2006
Here's hoping that Flushed Away won't be the last gurgle from Aardman in feature-film form. Aardman shows us that animated humor, even in the toilet, can still be good clean fun.
November 3, 2006
Most of the fun is in the deft characterizations, the zippy banter, and the joyous sight gags
November 3, 2006
Though Flushed Away certainly aims to please viewers of all ages, it's the anglophiles of all ages who are going to get the most out of the film.
November 3, 2006
...It's rat-a-tat pop culture references, but consistently hilarious.
November 3, 2006
...This puckish charmer about a posh Kensington mouse flushed down the loo into London sewer country is to action-adventure what Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit was to Hammer Horror.
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