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      The Great Mouse Detective

      G Released Jul 2, 1986 1h 20m Kids & Family Adventure Animation List
      77% Tomatometer 26 Reviews 79% Audience Score 50,000+ Ratings Rodent supersleuth Basil and his bumbling partner must thwart evil Ratigan's plot to depose the Mouse Queen. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      The Great Mouse Detective may not rank with Disney's classics, but it's an amiable, entertaining picture with some stylishly dark visuals.

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      Jill Rachlin Entertainment Weekly Older kids may be less enthused by this mousy story, though parents, particularly Basil Rathbone fans, will marvel at the accuracy with which this sophisticated homage hits Holmes. Rated: A- Nov 12, 2019 Full Review Caren Weiner Campbell Entertainment Weekly There's no need for details - you know his methods, Watson - but suffice it to say that The Great Mouse Detective's few tunes are unmemorable and all the action (aside from the inventive chase sequences) is snooze-worthy. Nov 12, 2019 Full Review Charles Solomon Los Angeles Times "The Great Mouse Detective" reflects the energy and enthusiasm of a talented group of young artists stretching their wings for the first time. Nov 12, 2019 Full Review Eddie Harrison ... never less than enjoyable, but there’s a few narrative flourishes, like the wonderfully elaborate manner of execution prepared for Holmes, that look forwards to the best comic exaggerations of the later Disney style... Rated: 4/5 Jan 29, 2024 Full Review Carson Timar ButteredPopcorn The film is a technical marvel and there is no denying the strength of Vincent Price, but the mystery is mishandled and the protagonists are simply not fun to be around. Jan 14, 2023 Full Review Mike Massie Gone With The Twins The characters are all very well devised and the plot is enormously unique. Rated: 8/10 Sep 6, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Elvis D Basada en una serie de libros infantiles y ubicada en uno de los múltiples universos de Sherlock Holmes, Basil The Great Mouse Detective es una linda película que sirve para introducir a los más pequeños en el mundo del policial clásico. La historia es corta, pero mantiene los elementos característicos de una clásica historia inglesa de detectives. La trama claramente es una precuela de los libros porque comienza con el primer encuentro entre Basil y su futuro ayudante David Q. Dawson. Basil es un excéntrico y listo ratón que logra ser una digna representación de Sherlock Holmes. Ratigan es un villano que no ocupa un puesto muy alto junto a otros villanos de Disney, pero se vuelve otra gran estrella de la película. Eso es gracias a la voz de Vincent Prince, quien durante los años 50 y 60 ha hecho estupendos roles antagónicos y fue un memorable icono del cine de terror en aquel entonces. La voz de Vincent Price es algo inolvidable y en esta película se nota algo distinta por la edad del actor o por tratar de crear un personaje diferente a lo que él solía hacer, pero Ratigan refleja la elegante imagen de Price en muchos aspectos volviendo un estupendo villano. La animación es estupenda y la escena lucha entre Basil y Ratigan en el famoso reloj de Londres es lo más brutal de la película, siendo un estupendo trabajo. Hay bastante dinámica haciendo que sea difícil de crear que se haya hecho con animación tradicional. Basil The Great Mouse Detective es una buena película de la franquicia de clásicos animados de Disney que vale la pena ver una vez. Mi calificación final para esta película es un 9/10. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 04/23/24 Full Review Noe G The great mast detective is one of my favorite Disney films I give this movie a 10/10 Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/06/24 Full Review C Z In my opinion, one of the 2 best Disney animated films of all time. The other being "Rescuers Down Under". Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/06/24 Full Review Blu B It's Good! An underrated Disney Gem. Everything is solid about it. The animation is moody with the night setting but it's not breathtaking or super detailed save for the clock tower climax which is clearly where the budget went. The music isn't super catchy and there is only 2 musical numbers in this but both are good. The little girl and all the other characters are well voiced but they don't really get much backstory. This defintely could've used more backstory at times and been more of a cat and mouse game between Basil and the bad guy which it is for the most part but I feel you could get rid of the girl almost entirely. It defintely feels like a Saturday Morning cartoon type of vibe animated movie which isn't a bad thing but does lack a little of the big screen story. Besides that though its a fine little gem that is fun and memorable the entire way. Anyone who is a big fan of Animated movies and especially 80's ones will like this a lot. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/05/24 Full Review Matthew M I am so pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this movie. While the plot isn't the strongest it's full of lovable characters with great chemistry. The villain is delightfully campy and wicked and is definitely one of the more memorable Disney villains. The relationship between the father and daughter was so sweet and the chemistry between basil and doctor Dawson was so enjoyable. Another element I really liked is that this is definitely one of Disney's maturer animated movies and it doesn't rely on too silliness or too much singing. Definitely recommend this one if you haven't seen it. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 12/09/23 Full Review Tabitha B Such an underrated Disney movie, great story, great acting especially from Vincent Price. A fun movie for all ages. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 11/11/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis Rodent supersleuth Basil and his bumbling partner must thwart evil Ratigan's plot to depose the Mouse Queen.
      John Musker, Ron Clements, David Michener, Burny Mattinson
      Burny Mattinson
      Peter Young, Vance Gerry, Steve Hulett, Ron Clements, John Musker, Bruce Morris, Matthew O'Callaghan, Burny Mattinson, David Michener
      Production Co
      Walt Disney Pictures
      Kids & Family, Adventure, Animation
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jul 2, 1986, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 1, 2014
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      1h 20m
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