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The Secret of NIMH Reviews

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August 30, 2004
The story manages to be sentimental without being especially moving.
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.
Full Review | Original Score: A
October 23, 2004
It looks good, moves well, and delights our eyes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 20, 2013
The animation is lovingly rendered and there's a pedigree cast (Dom DeLuise, Derek Jacobi, John Carradine) providing voices.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 7, 2002
Too leaden for kids, too slight for grownups.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
August 1, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
August 31, 2008
Every character moves fluidly and imaginatively against an extravaganza of detailed background and dazzling effects, all emboldened by fascinating colored textures.
January 6, 2005
It's no secret -- this is one mighty mouse movie!
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.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
June 24, 2006
It's a spectacular return to the shimmering, mesmerising deep-focus animation associated with Disney's classic period...
July 26, 2002
It took years before Disney would match the quality of this first film from expatriate Don Bluth.
| Original Score: 4/5
August 31, 2008
It is something gorgeous to look at.
January 2, 2011
Fascinating. But sensitive animal-lovers beware.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 7, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
July 7, 2007
The animation was, as Bluth and company had promised, a spectacular return to old-school craftsmanship.
Read More | Original Score: B
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.
March 28, 2002
It remains the best entry in Bluth's hugely inconsistent filmography.
October 3, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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