Mouse Hunt

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Released 1997

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Director:
Gore Verbinski
Released:
1997
Rating:
PG
Mouse Hunt is a fun and frantic battle of man versus mouse in a delightful 1997 action-packed comedy by director Gore Verbinski ("Pirates of the Caribbean"). Ernie Smuntz (Nathan Lane) and his brother Lars (Lee Evans) inherit a ramshackle house when their father, Rudolph (William Hickey) passes away. The brothers find out that the decrepit house actually has vast architectural value. With a few repairs, the house can be sold for millions of dollars. The brothers move in and begin the restoration work themselves and plan to auction the home. Unfortunately, there's also a pesky mouse that stands in the way of their grand plans. The brothers are terrified of the creature, and try the usual mouse traps, brooms and screams to scare away the tiny beast with no luck whatsoever. They hire an exterminator, Caesar (Christopher Walken), but he only seems to strengthen the mouse's resolve. The bumbling Smuntzes grow more desperate and their schemes more outlandish in the cartoon-like battle royal.moreless

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  • 80

    Variety Joe Leydon

    Mouse Hunt is the cat's meow. Blending the graceful slapstick of Laurel and Hardy with the mock-Gothic visuals of "The Adams Family," this often screamingly funny comedy about a re...

  • 70

    Los Angeles Times

    A virtual replay of the original "Home Alone." It's darker, meaner, sillier, more scatological, and, in rare moments, funnier.

  • 60

    The New York Times Elvis Mitchell

    As the family film least insulting to its audience's intelligence this season, Mouse Hunt has its share of grown-up appeal along with mouse mischief guaranteed to have children gig...

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