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on August 25, 2002
THIS MOVIE IS LIKE HOME ALONE WITH A MOUSE INSTEAD OF A CHILD.
NATHAN LANE(ERNIE SMUTZ)AND LEE(LARS SMUTZ)INHERIT A HOUSE
AND FIND OUT IT IS WORTH A LOT AND TRY TO FIX IT UP AND AUCTION
IT. ...
A MATCH.THERE'S A LOT OF OTHER FUNNY SCENES IN THIS MOVIE.
THE DVD HAS A COOL MENU.THIS MENU FEATURES NATHAN LANES EYEBALLS
MOVING AS THE MOUSE RUNS BACK IN FORTH WITH THE CHEESE.WHEN YOU
GO INTO ONE OF THE FEATURES THE MOUSE SUDDENLY RUNS TOWARD THE
TV SCREEN.THE SCENE INDEX HAS DIFFERENT MUSIC ON EACH SCREEN.
THEIRS 4 IN ALL.THERE'S 10 DELETED SCENES AND 2 TRAILERS.
THE PICTURE ON THIS DISC LOOKS IMPRESSIVELY SHARP.THIS DISC
HAS THE WIDESCREEN VERSION ON ONE SIDE AND THE PAN AND SCAN
ON THE OTHER ONE.THIS IS THE DOLBY DIGITAL VERSION.THE DTS
VERSION IS BAREBONED AND ONLY FEATURES THE MOVIE BUT FROM
WHAT I'VE READ ON THE INTERNET THE DTS SUPPOSELY HAS A SLIGHTLEY
BETTER PICTURE.IF YOU LIKE HOME ALONE THAN BUY THIS VERY FUNNY
MOVIE.
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on March 15, 2003
This movie is a laughfest. The first time I saw it, I couldn't control my funny bone, and its comic brilliance continues from start to finish. Its stars are totally believable as two men who are trying to "outdo" a mouse who lives in a house they move into. The slapstick is original and the premise is also original, and what the cast does to the house in order to route out a mouse is outrageous fun.
The only downside to this film is the little side trips into sexual innuendo, which I thought spoiled the movie in spots, but overall....This is a classic movie, and you won't go wrong with viewing it. Some parental guidance is necessary if the kids are watching, but it's something out of Laurel and Hardy movie or Keystone Cops caper.
The ending surely sets a new standard, too, for redeeming what appeared to be a totally helpless situation. Watch it and roar, and keep the kleenex around, for the tears of laughter!!!
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on November 22, 2002
Mouse Hunt is definitely a comedy to watch and while the concept about two men trying to rid their house of a pesky mouse might seem silly, after watching it you will find yourself laughing. Ernie Schmuntz played by Nathan Lane and Lars Schmuntz played by Lee Evans are brothers who after the death of their father inherit an ancient house from him. After finding out from the historical society that the house is an ancient goldmine they start to renovate the house in order for it to be ready for the auction to be sold. In the process Ernie and Lars and trying everything in their power to get rid of this pest from adopting a ferocious cat named Katzilla to hunt down and eat the mouse, to hiring a very eccentric exterminator named Caeser wonderfully played by Christopher Walken. This movie has a lot of slapstick comedy, great acting, and a mouse that just steals the show.
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on February 22, 2000
Sweet natured and irresistibly cute, MouseHunt pairs two brothers against the likes of a small mouse that has taken up its abode in a musty, damp old house the two brothers have just inherited from their father. What seems, ever so like a simple plan of releasing the house from one small mouse, escalates into a full scale war where the deductions of logical thinking are completley tossed to the wind. Fun for a while, the film soon sinks into one labouriously hatched plan to the next, plans that never seem to get rid of the mouse. Echoing films of the late Laurel and Hardy, the slapstick comedy somehow all seems to have been done before in other countless films. Lane and Evans however work together wonderfully diverting attention away form the mediocraties that exist. Cute and fun loving, the kids should find it a blast to see a mouse outwitt two grownup men.
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on March 25, 1999
Mousehunt is an absolutely fantastic movie. The best part about it is that the adults will love just as much as the kids, if not a little bit more (it's ok, you don't have to admit it). Lee Evans' physical comedy is classic and he has it down to a science. He was even better in "Funnybones". The best part of the entire movie, however, is the exterminator, "Caesar",played by my favorite actor, Christopher Walken. That segment was so hilarious, I laughed to the point where my cheek muscles cramped. The rest is just as good, I just am biased in Walken's contribution for obvious reasons. A classic addition to any home theater colletion! I give it two thumbs up while pointing both big toes skyward as well.
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on April 16, 2001
The settings and the directory is exeptionally well made and draws you into the plot of the movie from the very start.
While the comedy itself is of a smaller scale you have to be amuzed if you just stop to read between the lines and have a little imagination about what these two guys are going trough to demolish this mouse, ending up demolishing a 4 stories Mansion out somewhere in nowhere... Im laughing just thinking about it.
The comedy is much like Home Alone in the sense of "territory", where in this case a mouse outsmarts the intruders with rather painfull solutions to the them. They are all over but the mouse escapes with even a little bit of luck.
Not a must own but definetly worth a watch.
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TOP 50 REVIEWERon August 17, 2000
The reviews for this movie are polarized. It is not that the color, sound, display, and actors are being evaluated. It is the genre and the content. For someone who thinks this is to risqué and just want Tom and Jerry then watch (Tom and Jerry's Greatest Chases ASIN: B00003JRAJ.) If you are into Laurel and Hardy then watch (Lost Films of Laurel & Hardy Vol 01 ASIN: B00000FE36) the rest of us can enjoy this simple formula movie. Sorry but no recommendations for those that do not like formula movies. The three stars are because there are better formula movies. It was four stars but many people did not agree with me so I re-evaluated.
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on August 6, 2000
All that stands between two unsuccessful brothers and their fortune is a little mouse -- the rodent seems to delight in spoiling every great idea the two men are planning out. They inherit a priceless old mansion which is to be auctioned off for an unspeakable sum of money, only to be reduced to a pile of rubbish by that darn mouse! They can't kill it, they can't catch it, but in the end all three become best of friends. -- This is family fare all the way. 5 year olds will love this film, but for some adults (and even older children) this is "totally kiddie". You make the call!
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on March 31, 1999
Mousehunt is the kind of children's movie adults can watch with the youngsters. It actually works on two different levels. The slapstick and the cute mouse will thrill the young, while the old can enjoy the amazing and slightly dark art direction (Tim Burton flashback!) and some hilarious performances (Christopher Walken is unreal!). The movie does lose it in the end, but by then, the viewer has had so much to laugh about already, that it can be forgiven. Also, the DVD is of exceptional quality, with nice menus and decent extras. Way to go Dreamworks, keep up the good work.
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon December 25, 2014
I first saw this film in theatre when it came out. I loved it. It's Cute & Hilarious.
Two brothers inherit an abandoned house.
Abandoned with the exception of a mouse. So they decided that the mouse must go. But this is no ordinary mouse, highly intelligent, strategic genius & formidable. The hunt is on.
The brothers soon realized that they are being outwitted at every turn, so they become more determined & keep upping the ante with hilarious results.
It's like a brilliant live action version of the Looney Tunes.
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