• Dirk van Eck

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Dirk van Eck 11 Feb, 2016 3

    The maturest, and darkest, animated film aimed for children ever made. There are literally good guys dying in this. There is blood. Most of all, there is non-stop tension; in fact, the whole film consists of unnerving scenes that move the viewer to the edge of their seat more than most live-action films do. The Secret of NIMH tells a grownup story, with grownup themes and a grownup atmosphere, but in a way completely captivating for the younger public (I…

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  • Mer

    ★★★½ Watched by Mer 01 Feb, 2016

    I've always had a thing for tiny secret worlds (FernGully, Fievel, Rescuers, Borrowers...) but somehow I had missed this Don Bluth film. However, it felt very familiar, in all the good ways. Something I appreciated was hearing Dom DeLuise, whose voice I would not have known had I seen this ~25 years ago. The film is surprisingly smart, and still looks lovely.

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  • Adrian Zachow

    ★★½ Rewatched by Adrian Zachow 29 Jan, 2016 1

    Don Bluth tore away from a poorly managed Disney to form his own studio, and his first output shares the visual DNA of some of Walt’s earlier efforts the narrative is darker and better suited to a pre-teen audience. Jerry Goldsmith is also employed to provide a large score that would not be out of place in a huge blockbuster film, lending Secret of Nimh a modern cinematic sound that was, around that time, absent from Disney Studio’s antiquated output.…

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  • Adam8174

    ★★½ Watched by Adam8174 23 Jan, 2016

    A clear precursor to Secret World of Arrietty, even in the title perhaps. The premise is neat and unique and has some potential, with the single mom protagonist and the micro-scale farm eco-societies and the vaguely conspiratorial supernatural powers. But the execution is about as derivative and childish, in most aspects, as it could possibly be. Lame deus ex machinas, shitty villain and hero dynamics, and that god-awful crow. There's some cool imagery (the abandoned machinery where Mr. Ages lives…

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  • tjtheeditor

    ★★½ Watched by tjtheeditor 22 Jan, 2016

    Surprisingly dark for kids movie.

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  • MaryGeronimo

    ★★★★ Watched by MaryGeronimo 01 Apr, 2015

    I really enjoyed this, it looked lovely (good ol' Don Bluth), had great characters and an interesting story. Quite dark and serious for a kid's film too and lots of little adult jokes. Not rude, just not childish. It was good fun, a classic.

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  • Andrew R.

    Added by Andrew R.

    Great use of shadow and character animation, with Hartman's vocal performance and a strong source material rounding off the edges.

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  • Alejandro

    ★★★★½ Watched by Alejandro 19 Dec, 2015

    My review es ésta.

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  • The Movie King

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by The Movie King 06 Dec, 2015 2

    Animation Sunday 2015 #47- The Secret of NIMH


    From the Disney rebel that wanted to make his own animation fare and compete with the House of Mouse, The Secret of NIMH not only was an animated film that intended to be darker and edgier than the films Disney was making at the time, but actually was better than the animated fare from the 1980s (though to be fair, The Great Mouse Detective and The Black Cauldron were awesome). The set-up…

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  • Zach

    ★★★½ Watched by Zach 02 Dec, 2015

    dark and unique in it's tone and story. superb

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  • Johannes Kvam Rånes

    ★★★★ Watched by Johannes Kvam Rånes 15 Nov, 2015

    Overall enjoyment 8/10 (That was fun)

    Technical execution 9/10 (Impressive)

    Does it make sense? 7/10 (Most of the time, but not always)

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  • Therese

    ★★★★★ Added by Therese

    i want to bone jenner

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