Dir. Gore Verbinski. USA 1997. 1h 34m. Starring Nathan Lane, Lee Evans, Christopher Walken
Gore Verbinski’s (Pirates of the Caribbean) debut feature will go down in history as the first family film released by Steven Spielberg’s DreamWorks Pictures.
Two Laurel-and-Hardy-like brothers wage war on a mouse living in the antique house willed to them by their late father in this inventive slapstick comedy.
“Splendidly stylised with a ghoulish mix of Terry Gilliam and film noir.” ~ Giala Murray, Empire Magazine
“The two leads bring out the best, and the funniest, in each other.” ~ Joe Leydon, Variety
Tim Robey has written on film, and occasionally books, for the Daily Telegraph since 2000. He is co-editor of The DVD Stack (Canongate), a guide to the best versions of movies available globally, and turns up on Radio 4’s Front Row, the Film Programme, Monocle FM Radio and BBC Film 2016.