The Secret of NIMH Reviews

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August 27, 2019
Don Bluth's debut film has mixed results. It is complex and surprising, but also boring. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 14, 2019
They're some of the most well-developed characters in all of animation.
October 17, 2018
Don Bluth, who led an exodus of animators from Walt Disney Productions three years ago, has produced a feature in the Disney tradition: Full animation, spectacular effects, rounded characters.
November 11, 2014
Aside from its title, there's no secret about it: The Secret of NIMH is exciting, engaging, and often magnificent to look at.
November 20, 2013
Bluth and his animators, bless them, chose to revive an endangered art form -- classically detailed animation. They drew their characters exquisitely and gave them individual personalities.
November 20, 2013
The animation is lovingly rendered and there's a pedigree cast (Dom DeLuise, Derek Jacobi, John Carradine) providing voices.
January 2, 2011
Fascinating. But sensitive animal-lovers beware.
November 22, 2009
The award-winning book had a pretty crackerjack story to begin with, but in some respects, I think Bluth and his co-writers have bettered it.
September 3, 2008
Not enthralling, but worth seeing for anyone interested in the mechanics of this arcane art.
August 31, 2008
Every character moves fluidly and imaginatively against an extravaganza of detailed background and dazzling effects, all emboldened by fascinating colored textures.
August 31, 2008
It is something gorgeous to look at.
August 31, 2008
A return to the lush, finely detailed animation seen in the best Disney features.
July 7, 2007
The animation was, as Bluth and company had promised, a spectacular return to old-school craftsmanship.
June 24, 2006
It's a spectacular return to the shimmering, mesmerising deep-focus animation associated with Disney's classic period...
January 19, 2006
Never mind the G rating, this is scary stuff which sent my little one fleeing to another room inside of 10 minutes.
October 3, 2005
January 6, 2005
It's no secret -- this is one mighty mouse movie!
October 23, 2004
It looks good, moves well, and delights our eyes.
August 30, 2004
The story manages to be sentimental without being especially moving.
July 7, 2003
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