• Flick Fanatics (m@)

    ★★★★ Watched by Flick Fanatics (m@) 18 Oct, 2016

    This is a good one. It's dark, beautifully composed, and tells a pretty nice story.


  • catpeople22

    ★★★ Watched by catpeople22 08 Oct, 2016

    Holds up and one of the best animated films of its era. Commentary on the dangers of animal testing, wish the movie was not exploitative to crows/magpies but thats kid friendly animated for you, strong female lead! Beautiful animation and creature design


  • Jen

    ★★★ Watched by Jen 08 Oct, 2016

    I've known men with the exact personality of the tag-along bozo bird.


  • mattheweg

    ★★★ Rewatched by mattheweg 04 Oct, 2016

    I wanted to like this much more than I did, but it's just not as good as more kid-friendly stuff like Totoro or more adult-oriented similar movies like Watership Down. The hand-drawn animation is beautiful and I love the character design. But the plot has been overly simplified and the humor from the bird is pretty painful. It's admittedly better than what Disney, going through a rough patch, was putting out, but it doesn't really go beyond its status as a nice little quirky kids' movie when that label meant something a little more raggedy and dangerous than it does today.


  • sgrade

    ★★★ Rewatched by sgrade 25 Sep, 2016

    This was the first time I have watched The Secret of NIMH in probably decades and there were a couple of aspects that held me back from enjoying it as much as I remembered:

    1) It has been so long since I've seen it that I conflated events that occur in the movie with events that only occur in the book. I kept waiting for certain scenes, like the harrowing escape from the rosebush when NIHM shows up to exterminate…


  • Serafina

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Serafina 23 Sep, 2016 1

    An early animated film that actually celebrates the power and courage of moms!!!!? And satirizes society!!!!!?? And is humorous, heartbreaking, magical all at once!!!!!??? This really does exist. And I've loved it ever since I can remember. Thank you, Mr. Bluth. You the real MVP.


  • Aaron Hubbard

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Aaron Hubbard 23 Sep, 2016

    I'm not a huge proponent of Don Bluth's work, but this adaptation of the children's novel is certainly excellent. The film's atmosphere is truly impressive, Mrs. Brisby is an excellent heroine, and the story is engaging and thought provoking. I love the ideas about knowledge and morality, and how they decide how we use technology and decide where to go with society.


  • Kourtney Nieblas

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Kourtney Nieblas 21 Sep, 2016

    Childhood favorite! Creepier than I remember!


  • kay

    ★★★★ Rewatched by kay 16 Sep, 2016 1

    after reading the book i realise... Nicodemous is even cheesier than he needed to be


  • Geoff T

    ★★★★ Watched by Geoff T 18 Sep, 2016

    Another Don Bluth animation I missed out on. Watching The Secret of NIMH was a surreal and almost hypnotic experience. Compared to alot of animated fare, it's pretty dark-natured and deals with several mature themes. Here, we are told the story of a windowed mother mouse named Mrs. Brisby, who is struggling to care for her severely ill son suffering from pneumonia. She lives under a farm, and as tractor is starting up early which could destroy her home, she…


  • Billy Cahill

    ★★★ Watched by Billy Cahill 13 Sep, 2016

    Gorgeously animated, but at once too simple and too over stuffed


  • aNegativeEffort

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by aNegativeEffort 05 Sep, 2016

    One of my childhood- wait, why lie? One of my Adulthood, favorites.