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The Secret of NIMH Reviews

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Jeff Unger
Entertainment Weekly
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
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
September 3, 2008
Not enthralling, but worth seeing for anyone interested in the mechanics of this arcane art.
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Variety Staff
August 31, 2008
Every character moves fluidly and imaginatively against an extravaganza of detailed background and dazzling effects, all emboldened by fascinating colored textures.
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
August 31, 2008
It is something gorgeous to look at.
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Tasha Robinson
AV Club
July 7, 2007
The animation was, as Bluth and company had promised, a spectacular return to old-school craftsmanship.
| Original Score: B
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
It's a spectacular return to the shimmering, mesmerising deep-focus animation associated with Disney's classic period...
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
It looks good, moves well, and delights our eyes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
August 30, 2004
The story manages to be sentimental without being especially moving.