• Dan Bergstrom

    ★★★★★ Added by Dan Bergstrom

    First, there isn't much better than 80s Don Bluth films. The guy had a hell of a hot streak there for a while. Second, this is the best animated film of all time not featuring a talking Unicorn. I love this movie so much. Easily in my top 10 all time, even after all these years. Bluth does an amazing job of taking the source book and creating a wonderful world out of it. And honestly, this is still some…

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  • Ben Ace

    ★★★★ Watched by Ben Ace 20 Aug, 2014

    The Secret of NIMH is probably one of the darkest animated movies out there. It tells the story of a widowed mouse who goes on a journey to protect her children. This makes the film stand out above the simpler Disney movies and gives the film much more emotional as viewers know how dire the main character's situation is. The background designs of The Secret of NIMH are incredible and the whole film demonstrated the tremendous talent and creativity of…

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  • MatthewLB

    ★★★★½ Watched by MatthewLB 08 Aug, 2014

    There is something about Mrs. Frisby. Frustrated with the Walt Disney studio's reluctance to produce full-length animated films, Don Bluth and a number of animators left the studio in the early '80s with the intent of creating movies in the style of Disney's classics. The Secret of NIMH is the first film Bluth produced after leaving the studio. Adapted from Robert C. O'Brien's acclaimed children's book Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of N.I.M.H., the film is about a widowed mouse…

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  • Stephen Nelson

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Stephen Nelson 03 Aug, 2014

    It has a classic pacing. It's not ADD like most of the modern films, which is refreshing.

    The film invokes real fear and courage in the face of it. Love it.

    Great story of courage and selflessness.

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  • Oliver Graham-Grisard

    ★★★★★ Watched by Oliver Graham-Grisard 28 Jul, 2014

    Don Bluth never fails to amaze me and The Secret of NIMH is no exception. Mrs Brisby is probably the most loveliest character put to animation. A highly enjoyable film for the whole family.

    Its sad that all the main cast has passed away, the film is not really that old if you think that 30 years is not old for a film anyway.

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  • Dan Hassler-Forest

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Dan Hassler-Forest 26 Jul, 2014

    Some real problems of pacing, character, and story logic, but also plenty of great atmosphere, and some truly impressive effects work.

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  • Knox Gray

    ★★★★★ Added by Knox Gray

    Enchanted me as a child. A dark fairy tale that explains why rats are assholes.

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  • Phortuin

    ★★★ Added by Phortuin

    Prachtig gemaakt, maar niet meer van deze tijd

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  • Fredrik Fyhr

    ★★½ Watched by Fredrik Fyhr 07 Jun, 2014

    So, this is supposed to be Don Bluth's best film or is it just something I've read somewhere? I don't know, in any case. I think NIMH carries the same problems as most of his films - murky, unstimulating visuals and plot structures that are beyond generic and unpersonal. The Mrs. Brisby character is a good one to start off with but this story ends up nowhere, passing various pit-stops that are so been-there-done-that that they barely register.

    Just because…

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  • Josh Spiegel

    ★★½ Rewatched by Josh Spiegel 24 May, 2014 2

    On a whim, I rewatched this with my wife tonight; it's almost certainly the first time in 20 years that I've seen the film in full, and my memory of it hasn't changed radically. I'm mostly not a fan of Don Bluth's films or the general attitude represented in his work, primarily because I find it oppressively downbeat. On one hand, I understand his desire to break away from Walt Disney Feature Animation at its weakest period. But I'm not…

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  • TJ Duane

    ★★★ Watched by TJ Duane 27 Apr, 2014

    Beautiful painted backgrounds and interesting character parallelism between different characters are hindered a bit by tonal clashes and some strange, unexplained supernatural aspects of the plot. It undoes a lot of the science fiction that the film actually does a good job of setting up. Is it a fantasy film or a science fiction film? Is is a comedy or a drama? The film waffles a bit too much, and that partially has to due with the nonsensical and unexplained…

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  • Cody Lang

    ★★★★½ Added by Cody Lang 1

    One of my favorite animated movies. Watched this many times as a child.

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