1997 Running time: 98 Certificate: pg Rating: 3

Synopsis

There's nothing cheesy about this cartoonish, mischievous tale of two brothers (Nathan Lane and Lee Evans) whose endeavours to do up an mansion are scuppered by a crafty rodent. Pirates Of The Caribbean director Gore Verbinski piles on the pain for his two stooges, but even the mouse starts to get twitchy with the arrival of unhinged vermin-ator Christopher Walken. Set your trap for it.

Director

  • Gore Verbinski

Cast

  • Lee Evans

  • Nathan Lane

  • Christopher Walken

  • Vicki Lewis

Review

A rib-tickling tale of mouse and men. Two brothers (Lane and Evans) inherit a decrepit mansion, which they find was designed by a famous architect and could be worth millions.

Then they discover the crumbling pile is occupied - by a particularly intelligent mouse. Things quickly develop into a Tom and Jerry-style battle between two grown men and one teeny weeny furry creature...

Both stars give highly skilled comedy turns that produce a lot of laughs, though they're upstaged by the wily rodent, by a ferocious feline and by Christopher Walken as a deranged exterminator.

Even if the humour is very dark and most of the big laughs are in the first half, the best bits of this one will bring the house down.

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