The Great Mouse Detective - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Great Mouse Detective Reviews

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November 12, 2019
There's no need for details - you know his methods, Watson - but suffice it to say that The Great Mouse Detective's few tunes are unmemorable and all the action (aside from the inventive chase sequences) is snooze-worthy.
November 12, 2019
An attractive idea, but rather crudely done for Disney animation...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 28, 2002
A bit too stuffy
| Original Score: 3/5
March 27, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
January 21, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
November 12, 2019
Older kids may be less enthused by this mousy story, though parents, particularly Basil Rathbone fans, will marvel at the accuracy with which this sophisticated homage hits Holmes.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
February 14, 2019
Of all of [Disney's] properties this would be one that I would say do a sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
November 12, 2019
While it is clearly not the most ambitious or flamboyant, it is an engaging 72 minutes worth of fun for kids and easy to take for their chauffeurs.
January 1, 2000
What's fun is the carefree way the animators swing through their story, using the freedom of the cartoon form to blend 19th century realism with images that seem borrowed from more recent special-effects pictures
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 25, 2002
Certainly not up to snuff with the old-time Disney classics, but quite entertaining all the same.
| Original Score: 4/5
November 12, 2019
The Great Mouse Detective is Disney's definitive revitalization starting point. While incomplete, it was this vision that would make them viable again.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
November 23, 2009
If the film fails to click on all the emotional levels that Disney might have wanted, at least it's a brightly-paced bit of comedy and fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
December 31, 2010
Clever Sherlock Holmes tribute mixes wit, peril.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2005
The game is a-paw!
August 15, 2002
...intended mainly for kids, most audiences, young and old, will get a kick out of it. ...the film is entertaining in its own low-key manner.
Read More | Original Score: 7/10
March 22, 2008
Pedestrian Disney cartoon w/nice Vincent Price voice-over.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 30, 2004
Small children may be afraid of some of the bad characters -- the Disney Studio's gift for creating really nasty bad guys means that they are scary -- but they will love the cute, brave mice and cheer their triumphs. Adults will enjoy the wit and style.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 10, 2005
Not classic, but the start of something good.
| Original Score: 3/5
June 8, 2003
The next best Holmes to Jeremy Brett.
| Original Score: 4/5
July 11, 2005
An amiable little trifle that entertains during its scant running time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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