Film, Family and kids
2 out of 5 stars

Time Out says

2 out of 5 stars
‘Mission: Impossible’ and ‘Short Circuit’ meet ‘Babe’ in this passable CGI-enhanced live-action kiddie diversion which takes suspension of disbelief to new levels by way of an assemblage of talking, crime-fighting guinea pigs.The padded-out story essentially revolves around malevolent entrepreneur Bill Nighy’s clichéd plan to rule the world by having questionable military-grade microchips installed in his company’s widely-distributed domestic appliances. When Zach Galifianakis’s Dr Dolittle-like miltary boffin smells a rat, he sends in twitchy-nosed rodent Darwin and his cute, well-equipped brethren to carry out a spot of against-the-clock espionage. Hollywood’s current sheep-like insistence on releasing most kids’ films in 3D continues unabated with this sprog-friendly Jerry Bruckheimer chase-fest. Rugrats will probably think differently, but I for one have had enough of watching fuzzy footage through stupid glasses. Though the film as a whole delivers ample thrills, it does lag occasionally and is encumbered by bland voiceovers and a lack of laughs

By: Derek Adams



Release details

Release date:
Friday July 31 2009
88 mins

Cast and crew

Hoyt Yeatman
Cormac Wibberley, Marianne Wibberley, Ted Elliot, Terry Rossio, Tim Firth
Zach Galifianakis
Bill Nighy
Will Arnett
Kelli Garner
Loudon Wainright III
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