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Time Out says

‘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
Written by Derek Adams

Release Details

  • Rated:PG
  • Release date:Friday 31 July 2009
  • Duration:88 mins

Cast and crew

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