Flushed Away Reviews

  • Flushed Away lacks the action-contraption dottiness of a Wallace and Gromit adventure, but it hits its own sweet spot of demented delight.

    Owen Gleiberman — Entertainment Weekly

  • The first computer-animated feature to come from Aardman Animations is filled with exuberant and infectious silliness.

    A.O. Scott — New York Times

  • A disappointing CG-animated film.

    Philip French — Guardian [UK]

  • Flushed Away is this year's wittiest animated adventure saga.

    Claudia Puig — USA Today

  • Flushed Away, Aardman's first computer-generated cartoon, does away with the clay but leaves the craft and emotion intact, resulting in a film that earns its place among the Aardman classics.

    Ann Hornaday — Washington Post

  • Kids will probably be in stinky-sewage heaven with the new computer-animated critter comedy Flushed Away, but even they may realize they're up the proverbial creek in a boat with a faulty motor.

    Ty Burr — Boston Globe

  • Though Flushed Away duplicates the stop-motion, clay animation look of Aardman's earlier Chicken Run and Wallace & Gromit, it was made using computer software and its liberated action sequences are truly dazzling.

    Jack Mathews — New York Daily News

  • Actually, a lot about the film is certified cool, from its whirly animation to the hordes of crunchy pop songs on the soundtrack.

    Amy Biancolli — Houston Chronicle

  • The animation, computer-generated as opposed to Aardman's signature claymation style, pops with clever visual touches, and the voice cast, led by the omnipresent and ever likable Hugh Jackman as Roddy, is first-rate.

    Nancy Churnin — Dallas Morning News

  • The chatter is as zingy for the adults in the theater as the action is zippy for the kiddies.

    Lisa Kennedy — Denver Post

  • After the fourth electrocution gag, the 10th smack in the face and the 12th assault on a wee rodent crotch, we could all use something quiet.

    Michael Phillips — Chicago Tribune

  • This delightful computer animation is less twee than Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, with more action and a broader American sensibility.

    Andrea Gronvall — Chicago Reader

  • Little kids are sure to be bowled over by Roddy's reluctant heroism and Rita's resourcefulness, while the more grown up among us should appreciate the gleeful pokes at pop culture and Anglo-French relations.

    Steven Rea — Philadelphia Inquirer

  • This movie lacks the cleverness of the Aardman classics, but it more than makes up for that with its nonstop action.

    Jeff Strickler — Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • Flushed Away is more fun than a bushel of slugs in a sewer. And considering the slugs in this sewer, that's saying quite a bit.

    Tom Long — Detroit News

  • With Flushed Away, Aardman [Animations] has moved away from a guy and his dog to a girl and her mouse, but they're almost just as fun.

    Bill Muller — Arizona Republic

  • Boasts undeniably smart and eye-catching qualities that are significantly diluted by the relentlessly frantic and overbearing behavior of most characters; someone is always loudly imposing himself upon another, to diminishing returns of enjoyment.

    Todd McCarthy — Variety

  • How this thing got made in Hollywood is a mystery, but I laughed at most of it, especially the mean stereotypes about the French and the even meaner stereotype about England's soccer team.

    Kyle Smith — New York Post

  • Here's hoping that Flushed Away won't be the last gurgle from Aardman in feature-film form. Aardman shows us that animated humor, even in the toilet, can still be good clean fun.

    Roger Moore — Orlando Sentinel

  • Toilet humour and Aardman characters go together like tar and tea.

    Peter Howell — Toronto Star

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