The Mouse That Roared Reviews

  • Jul 20, 2020

    A funnier premise than the execution.

    A funnier premise than the execution.

  • Jul 12, 2020

    It's cute and funny in a kind of post-World War II 1950s kind of way. Peter Sellers tries his hand at three different parts and, as he will prove again and again, is very good at it. It's not a "must watch," but it is compulsory for Sellers fans.

    It's cute and funny in a kind of post-World War II 1950s kind of way. Peter Sellers tries his hand at three different parts and, as he will prove again and again, is very good at it. It's not a "must watch," but it is compulsory for Sellers fans.

  • Oct 30, 2019

    Despite being so short this mighty fine (and, at some points, really funny) moving picture manages to give at least partial justice to what has to be one of the greatest premises in the history of political fiction. If only its sound editing was not as messed up as its is...

    Despite being so short this mighty fine (and, at some points, really funny) moving picture manages to give at least partial justice to what has to be one of the greatest premises in the history of political fiction. If only its sound editing was not as messed up as its is...

  • Jul 20, 2016

    A hidden gem of a Peter Sellars comedy. The story is very clever and despite this being one of those films where they just can't get enough of their star so they make him play several roles, it's actually pretty funny.

    A hidden gem of a Peter Sellars comedy. The story is very clever and despite this being one of those films where they just can't get enough of their star so they make him play several roles, it's actually pretty funny.

  • Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
    Dec 06, 2015

    Peter Sellers plays multiple roles in this nearly infectious yarn about an imaginary tiny and bankrupt duchy in the Swiss Alps that declares war on the United States in order to remain solvent. It's more cute than actually good.

    Peter Sellers plays multiple roles in this nearly infectious yarn about an imaginary tiny and bankrupt duchy in the Swiss Alps that declares war on the United States in order to remain solvent. It's more cute than actually good.

  • Nov 09, 2015

    The Mouse that Roared is an agreeable little movie from the height of the Cold War, when the world stood tensely poised for the potential destruction of the Earth by any or all of the nuclear powers. It honestly doesn't hold up very well compared to some of the other movies on this theme, most notably, Dr. Strangelove. The plot is fairly implausible, the satire a little heavy-handed, the humor too quaint and not funny enough to overcome the shortcomings of the plot and satire. It was a breakout role for Peter Sellers, who specialized in exquisite, impeccably-textured character performances his entire career, first as a muse for Spike Milligan's Goon Show insanity, and then in many movies, both good and bad. If he had made no movies other than Dr. Strangelove, Being There and the Clouseau movies, his place in movie history would always be secure. In this movie, his performances are typically precise and spot on. It also features Jean Seberg, an actress whose later life engendered much turmoil and controversy. With respect to this movie, I can only report that despite her future notoriety, as of 1959, she wasn't a very good actress.

    The Mouse that Roared is an agreeable little movie from the height of the Cold War, when the world stood tensely poised for the potential destruction of the Earth by any or all of the nuclear powers. It honestly doesn't hold up very well compared to some of the other movies on this theme, most notably, Dr. Strangelove. The plot is fairly implausible, the satire a little heavy-handed, the humor too quaint and not funny enough to overcome the shortcomings of the plot and satire. It was a breakout role for Peter Sellers, who specialized in exquisite, impeccably-textured character performances his entire career, first as a muse for Spike Milligan's Goon Show insanity, and then in many movies, both good and bad. If he had made no movies other than Dr. Strangelove, Being There and the Clouseau movies, his place in movie history would always be secure. In this movie, his performances are typically precise and spot on. It also features Jean Seberg, an actress whose later life engendered much turmoil and controversy. With respect to this movie, I can only report that despite her future notoriety, as of 1959, she wasn't a very good actress.

  • Nov 09, 2015

    The Mouse that Roared is an agreeable little movie from the height of the Cold War, when the world stood tensely poised for the potential destruction of the Earth by any or all of the nuclear powers. It honestly doesn't hold up very well compared to some of the other movies on this theme, most notably, Dr. Strangelove. The plot is fairly implausible, the satire a little heavy-handed, the humor too quaint and not funny enough to overcome the shortcomings of the plot and satire. It was a breakout role for Peter Sellers, who specialized in exquisite, impeccably-textured character performances his entire career, first as a muse for Spike Milligan's Goon Show insanity, and then in many movies, both good and bad. If he had made no movies other than Dr. Strangelove, Being There and the Clouseau movies, his place in movie history would always be secure. In this movie, his performances are typically precise and spot on. It also features Jean Seberg, an actress whose later life engendered much turmoil and controversy. With respect to this movie, I can only report that despite her future notoriety, as of 1959, she wasn't a very good actress.

    The Mouse that Roared is an agreeable little movie from the height of the Cold War, when the world stood tensely poised for the potential destruction of the Earth by any or all of the nuclear powers. It honestly doesn't hold up very well compared to some of the other movies on this theme, most notably, Dr. Strangelove. The plot is fairly implausible, the satire a little heavy-handed, the humor too quaint and not funny enough to overcome the shortcomings of the plot and satire. It was a breakout role for Peter Sellers, who specialized in exquisite, impeccably-textured character performances his entire career, first as a muse for Spike Milligan's Goon Show insanity, and then in many movies, both good and bad. If he had made no movies other than Dr. Strangelove, Being There and the Clouseau movies, his place in movie history would always be secure. In this movie, his performances are typically precise and spot on. It also features Jean Seberg, an actress whose later life engendered much turmoil and controversy. With respect to this movie, I can only report that despite her future notoriety, as of 1959, she wasn't a very good actress.

  • Marcus W Super Reviewer
    Sep 23, 2015

    It's very silly, but not in a clever way.

    It's very silly, but not in a clever way.

  • Jul 31, 2015

    Ridiculous, but very enjoyable. Typical sellers.

    Ridiculous, but very enjoyable. Typical sellers.

  • Jan 20, 2015

    Una comedia a la gloria de Peter Sellers interpretando tres papeles , humor a veces tonto , pero muy divertido.

    Una comedia a la gloria de Peter Sellers interpretando tres papeles , humor a veces tonto , pero muy divertido.