63

Chicago Tribune

By Mark Caro
The biggest factor working against Mouse Hunt may be its chilliness. Like some of the Coen brothers' work, it's so stylized that it often keeps you at an arm's length instead of sucking you into its whirlwind.
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63

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
Wacked-out and warped. [19 December 1997, p. 3D]
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The charms of Evans (from 1995's oddball Funny Bones) and Lane (who's at his best playing to the balcony) are lost in all the detailed hubbub.
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Unnecessary profanity for PG, a little slow for grown-ups, but good for laughs and promoting sibling peace.
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
If you're a five-year-old, or the mental equivalent thereof, and love Saturday morning cartoons, the more violent the better, then Mouse Hunt may just be the movie for you.
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50

San Francisco Examiner

By Walter Addiego
Lane, with his extensive stage experience, is acerbic, profoundly cynical and endlessly disgruntled. As the foil, Evans strike the right comic nice-guy note; he has fun with the character's sweetness and refuses to degrade him.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Aa bit too familiar an American tail. [19 December 1997, p. 82]
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Not very funny, and maybe couldn't have been very funny no matter what, because the pieces for comedy are not in place.
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50

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
MouseHunt is "'Home Alone" with a rodent in the place of Macaulay Culkin.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
Mouse Hunt is inane, antic cinema in the extreme. But even if half the gags don't quite work, the other half are inspired.
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54 out of 100
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