(1997)

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Based on 21 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
80
Empire
Lane as the greedy schemer and the timid, gangly Evans make a good slapstick team, with great support from a cast of larger-than-life characters including Walken as the exterminator who approaches his task with military precision and outrageous hardware.
63
USA Today
Wacked-out and warped. [19 December 1997, p. 3D]
63
Chicago Tribune
The biggest factor working against Mouse Hunt may be its chilliness. Like some of the Coen brothers' work, it's so stylized that it often keeps you at an arm's length instead of sucking you into its whirlwind.
58
Entertainment Weekly
The charms of Evans (from 1995's oddball Funny Bones) and Lane (who's at his best playing to the balcony) are lost in all the detailed hubbub.
50
Chicago Sun-Times
Not very funny, and maybe couldn't have been very funny no matter what, because the pieces for comedy are not in place.
50
Mouse Hunt is inane, antic cinema in the extreme. But even if half the gags don't quite work, the other half are inspired.
50
New York Daily News
Aa bit too familiar an American tail. [19 December 1997, p. 82]
50
Christian Science Monitor
Unnecessary profanity for PG, a little slow for grown-ups, but good for laughs and promoting sibling peace.
50
Lane, with his extensive stage experience, is acerbic, profoundly cynical and endlessly disgruntled. As the foil, Evans strike the right comic nice-guy note; he has fun with the character's sweetness and refuses to degrade him.
50
ReelViews
MouseHunt is "'Home Alone" with a rodent in the place of Macaulay Culkin.
50
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
If you're a five-year-old, or the mental equivalent thereof, and love Saturday morning cartoons, the more violent the better, then Mouse Hunt may just be the movie for you.

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