Tim Robey presents… Mousehunt

mousehunt
Dir. Gore Verbinski. USA 1997. 1h 34m. Starring Nathan Lane, Lee Evans, Christopher Walken

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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.

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“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

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robeyTim 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.