• Sean Sexton

    ★★½ Watched by Sean Sexton 29 Nov, 2014

    Field mouse asks colony of super intelligent rats to help her, to avoid her house being destroyed.

    Boring and overlong attempt to create a non-Disney family film. Technically interesting, but doesn't entertain.

    Good: Some beautiful visuals and strives to be something greater than standard boring Disney fare of the same time period.

    Bad: Plot is complex and doesn't make that much sense, even to an adult. Things move slowly. Ultimately just boring.

    Rating: 5.3 / 10 (Fair)

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  • rotch

    ★★★★½ Watched by rotch 27 Nov, 2014

    Lo que más me gusta de The Secret of NIMH es su (tal vez innecesaria) oscuridad. Todo ocurre de noche, o bajo tierra, o sí es de día se las ingenian para un claroscuro.

    También me gusta que la protagonista sea una madre, viuda. Y la música de Jerry Goldsmith. Y el duelo al final, calcado de Las aventuras de Robin Hood.

    Me gusta también su extrañísima mezcla de ciencia y magia. Y sus voces.

    Hermosísima película.

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  • Brandon Gray

    ★★★★½ Added by Brandon Gray

    I wish it was an hour longer and didn't have Jeremy.

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  • Jordan Smith

    Added by Jordan Smith

    Magic.

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  • Thirdmango

    ★★★★ Watched by Thirdmango 15 Oct, 2014

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

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  • Luke

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Luke 16 Oct, 2014

    This film is so amazing. A Childhood favorite and i'm still in love with it as an adult. One of my all time favorite animated films. My son watched it for his first time yesterday and i'm pretty sure it became an instant favorite of his too. I truly think this is one of the greatest animated films ever made. The story is fascinating, fantastic and fun. It's an odyssey into an enchanted creature world where intelligent mice and rats…

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  • Windyblue

    ★★★★ Added by Windyblue

    I love this story.

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  • Auteur

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Auteur 02 Oct, 2014

    One of my earliest memories of watching a film in the theatre, The Secret Of NIMH holds up surprisingly well over thirty years later, and looks fantastic in high definition. There are moments when the film trips over itself trying to cater to the House Of Mouse crowd (Jeremy the crow I'm looking at you), but this tale of rats (which are way cooler than mice btw) attempting a simple feat of relocating when their habitat on a farm becomes…

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  • 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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  • Matthew Brady

    ★★★★½ Watched by Matthew Brady 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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