Flushed Away
Year:
2006
Country:
USA, UK
Genre:
Adventure, Comedy, Family, Animation
IMDB rating:
6.8
Director:
David Bowers, Sam Fell
Hugh Jackman as Roddy
Kate Winslet as Rita
Ian McKellen as The Toad
Jean Reno as Le Frog
Bill Nighy as Whitey
Andy Serkis as Spike
Kathy Burke as Rita's Mum (voice)
David Suchet as Rita's Dad
Miriam Margolyes as Rita's Grandma
Rachel Rawlinson as Tabitha (voice)
Susan Duerden as Mother (voice)
Miles Richardson as Father (voice)
John Motson as Football Commentator (voice)
Storyline: Roddy is a decidedly upper-crust "society mouse" who lives the life of a beloved pet in a posh Kensington flat. When a sewer rat named Sid comes spewing out of the sink and decides he's hit the jackpot, Roddy schemes to rid himself of the pest by luring him into the "whirlpool." Sid may be an ignorant slob, but he's no fool, so it is Roddy who winds up being flushed away into the bustling sewer world of Ratropolis. There Roddy meets Rita, an enterprising scavenger who works the sewers in her faithful boat, the Jammy Dodger. Roddy immediately wants out, or rather, up; Rita wants to be paid for her trouble; and, speaking of trouble, the villainous Toad - who royally despises all rodents equally, making no distinction between mice and rats--wants them iced... literally. The Toad dispatches his two hapless hench-rats, Spike and Whitey, to get the job done. When they fail...
Type 720p
Resolution 1280x680 px
File Size 2237 Mb
Codec h264
Bitrate 3328 Kbps
Format mkv
Download
Type DVD-rip
Resolution 624x336 px
File Size 700 Mb
Codec mpeg4
Bitrate 969 Kbps
Format avi
Download
Type Resolution File Size Codec Bitrate Format
720p 1280x680 px 2237 Mb h264 3328 Kbps mkv Download
DVD-rip 624x336 px 700 Mb mpeg4 969 Kbps avi Download


Reviews
A pleasant surprise
Surprisingly good mix of action-packed slapstick and sharp-witted humour. I was somewhat less-than-enthralled with the trailer, which made this look like a toilet humour-heavy kid's flick, but the actual product was pretty funny, with lots of clever nods to other films and tons of dry British humour. The story was a nice twist on the old cliché, and the voice acting was pretty good all around. Bill Nighy's Whitey and Jean Reno's Le Frog were both hilarious, and everyone else was solid - save for Ian McKellan, who really went over-the-top in his evilness. The music was pretty effective, and the little asides with the slugs were another nice touch. Really a pleasant surprise.
2007-03-29
Good, clean fun
From the creators of "Wallace & Grommitt," this is a CGI masterpiece; from the goofy rodent and frog characters, to the wonderful storyline to the dozens of pop cultural references and throw-a-way gags, which remind one of the sharp writing in "Hoodwinked."

Roddy (voice of Hugh Jackman) is an uptown rat belonging to the little girl of upscale parents in Kensington, England. The family leaves on a trip one day, however, and he finds himself flushed into the sewers of London, where he must learn to exist in a subterranean world run by a ruthless Toad (Ian McKellan) and his hilarious rodent hencemen, Sid and Whitey (Shane Ritchie and Bill Nighy).

Wanting desperately to return to his life of comfort and ease, Roddy enlists the aid of a tugboat captain, Rita (Kate Winslet), to take him back to the surface.

But complications arise when Rita steals a "main cable" which controls the city's floodgate – a device the Toad will do anything to get back –including sending a group of French frogs (get it?), led by Jean Reno ("The Pink Panther").

Plenty of laughs, despite the Englocentric humour, this may actually give "Cars" a run for its money come Academy Award time. This toilet comedy is good clean fun for the whole family.
2006-10-31
Delightful entertainment for young and old
As opposed to some reviewers' claims, this movie is just as entertaining for adults as it is for kids. I went with my boyfriend (we're both 24), and we left smiling from ear to ear.

"Flushed Away" exceeded my expectations in every way: a well-developed plot, detailed, eye-popping graphics, clever British humor, a talented voice cast, and a feisty soundtrack often delivered by hilarious singing slugs. It was a fast-paced movie, too; there were never any lulls or dead time. I was entertained from the moment the movie began until the credits rolled.

I would recommend this movie to anyone who enjoys animated movies. It is truly exceptional.
2006-11-27
Well animated, nice plot, fun movie.
Stars: Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, Bill Nygh, Jean Reno.

Aardman animation has a reputation for making great movies and shorts (Wallace and Grommit, Chicken Run) and this movie was no exception. I found this to be a good movie, especially for children. It's about a pet rat Roddy getting flushed down the toilet while trying to rid the house of a sewer rat. When down in the sewer he finds a huge town and meets a girl and feels a bit less lonely. He gets caught trying to get back to his house, in a wild adventure with a mean toad and his henchmen. This movie didn't really have much of a plot, and many of the gags got annoying, but kids will enjoy it and adults will tolerate it. The kids will find the singing slugs funny, while the adults marvel over the excellently animated sewer mouse town.

My rating: *** out of ****. 81 mins. PG for crude humor.
2006-11-11
Another smash from Aardman!
Like a lot of film reviewers, I had a lot of reservations about this film when I first saw the trailer. At first I thought it was going to be just another hastily made CGI cartoon about edgy cartoon animals, filled with top 40 or dance songs and full of topical jokes. The fact that as I waited for the movie to start, half the trailers were for more CGI cartoons about edgy cartoon animals and the other half was for films about trash talking fairy tale characters.

Thankfully this movie was a blessed reprieve from all of that. In Flushed Away, Aardman studios has made yet another family classic that will still be as entertaining ten years from now as it is today. Granted, it's loaded with a lot of pop songs and oldies, but most of them are sung by a chorus of slugs (which makes for one of the best running gags I've seen in a while).

The story actually felt pretty fresh for a family movie, or any movie for that matter. While it's by no means unpredictable, it doesn't feel too much like it's treading over the same ground most family films seem to go over these days. The jokes were surprisingly clever too. While there's the usual slapstick humor, there's also plenty of highbrow jokes thrown in the mix. (How often do you find references to Kafka in an animated feature, after all?) What I liked best about this movie was that Aardman stayed true to its roots of making stop-motion films. My initial worry was that they had sold out and were going to just make CGI films from here on out like everybody else, but when you watch this film, you'll see that they do as much as possible to maintain the look of their other animated films like Chiken Run and Wallace & Gromit. Overall this is a great selection to take your family to see, and worth seeing even if you're a grown up too.
2006-11-04
A Nutshell Review: Flushed Away
Hugh Jackman is everywhere these days, from reprising his iconic Wolverine role in summer blockbuster X3, to starring twice alongside Scarlett Johansson in Woody Allen's Scoop and Christopher Nolan's The Prestige, and now, just lending his voice to a lead character in the animated film Flushed Away, co-starring his summer blockbuster star Sir Ian McKellen. Soon to come will be Darren Aronofsky's The Fountain. Whew! There seems to be no stopping this Hollywood flavour of the month!

Despite this animated movie being yet another one of many based on talking animals, Flushed Away doesn't try too hard to be funny by steamrolling pop culture into the story. It just is funny with its deft touches, be it dialogue, slapstick, or various sight gags. Although it's set primarily in the sewers, it's beautiful chaos, with loads of little details all over that you'll probably need to watch it twice over to appreciate all the effort put in to create the computerized graphical sets.

At first glance, you might think you're watching a Wallace and Gromit animated show. Yes, this is produced by the same studio, Aardman Animations, in association with Dreamworks, and it is no wonder that the animation, although computer generated, maintained a very clay like look and feel, as well as character designs bearing similar resemblance in style to W&G.

The story is simple enough, yet adequately satisfying by the time the end credits roll. As the trailer suggested, Aristocratic rat pet Roddy from Kensington (Hugh Jackman) thought he just had the whole classy apartment to himself, when an unexpected guest Sid (Shane Richie) from the sewers gatecrashes into his abode, and ejects him through the "jacuzzi". All these in less than 10 minutes. So begins a mad journey in an unknown sewer world which replicated the modern London City above it with junk, where he has to figure out friend from foe, and find his way back to where he belongs.

The themes of family and friends do not come on too strongly, instead the story preferred to let the character interactions bring forth the messages. Supporting or interfering in his quest are characters like Rita (Kate Winslet), The Toad (Ian McKellen), French Le Frog (Jean Reno), and rat minions Whitey (Bill Nighy) and Spike (Andy Serkis). It's quite commendable that in its less than 90 minutes runtime, it allowed for quite a bit of set action pieces to develop, along with almost laugh-a-minute lines of dialogue, a good mix of songs (Hugh sings!) and ooh, a diabolical plot.

But what perhaps is the show stealer, are the sewer slugs. Ever popping up and performing at the right time, I'm sure they are crowd favourites despite their less than pleasant looking exterior. I wonder if they do sell the soft toy version, as it should be quite hilarious.

If too many animated flicks left this year has left you jaded with the genre, Flushed Away just flushes away the competition. Worth checking out on the big screen!
2006-11-02
Probably the funniest, most complicated animated film I've seen
It is so "adult" in the sense of mature comedy, but you need to know what the references refer to. Those slugs are just adorable, but they're not like real slugs. It's so great, from the French frogs (don't miss the cellphone picture), to the tadpoles in jars who want everything, to the (Irish) siblings dancing on the boat, to all the inhabitants of the sewer city and all the inside jokes. When I first saw Roddy's closet, I knew this would be a spectacular movie. Maybe the best joke was "Millicent Bystander" -- I say it all the time! I wonder why there is no voice information on the DVD box. Were they all ashamed of the film? It's just one laugh after another and the drawings are wonderful! One of the best of all time.
2012-01-27
Terrible Title/Wonderful Movie
This is such a great movie!!! It's just a shame that it was titled the way it was, because I'm sure it will dissuade people from seeing it. I know when I saw the previews it looked very cute but the title was so...crude! I'm sure parents pass it by thinking it's all crude toilet humor (when the toilet only plays a small part in the story) but other than that, it has really witty dialog for adults and a message for the kiddies. It's one of those movies that is on several levels and is enjoyable no matter what your age. Loved the slugs especially and the mime frog! Hysterical!!! See this movie and bring the kids. Good Clean Fun
2007-05-24
A good mixture of two animation companies.
To make a fun, hilarious and entertaining animated film, Aardman and Dreamworks teamed up to make "Flushed Away." All the characters look like Aardman plasticine creations, but they are computer animated, which is a little unnerving for the first five minutes or so of this film, but then it becomes very good.

I like this film because of the sweet rats, the jokes, all the characters and the plot. The whole film has been done very well and it is very good for young children and old adults. As I have said before, the animation works very well for the film. Oh yes, the scenes of London are very good as well, a change from the settings of films in the U.S.A.

In this film, we are acquainted with a rat called Roddy, who lives in a huge house in London - in a huge golden cage. He claims to have a great deal of fun, but he has no other rats to live with. Then, one day, a sewer rat finds his way from up the pints into the house. Roddy, who finds this rat Sid very dirty and rude, decides to flush him down the loo. Unfortunately for Roddy, Sid flushes him down first and Roddy ends up in the adventure of a lifetime...

I recommend this to people who like Aardman, Dreamworks and funny films. Enjoy "Flushed Away"! P.S You have to at least bear seeing slugs to watch this film, as throughout singing slugs appear.
2008-06-29
Loads of fun, but less than the sum of its parts due to a charmless protagonist .
Beautiful animation. Loads of great secondary characters and engaging details. Non-stop visual humour of the highest order. I quite fell in love with Rita.

It's all spoiled a bit by the protagonist Roddy - who seems to be modelled on the jejune, generic, wise-ass protagonists in '80s American teen flicks and TV. If they'd pushed that angle, to the point of making his character an over the top parody of Michael J. Fox, at the nadir of his entire career singing rock and roll in Back to the Future, it would have added to the film. Rita would have been a far more engaging central character. Instead, they've bottled out - doubtless a decision made for commercial reasons, but a bit disappointing from Aardman.
2013-11-22
Download Flushed Away movie 2006 by David Bowers, Sam Fell Actors: Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Ian McKellen, Jean Reno, Bill Nighy, Andy Serkis, Shane Richie, Kathy Burke, David Suchet, Miriam Margolyes, Rachel Rawlinson, Susan Duerden, Miles Richardson, John Motson, Douglas Weston - loadedmovies.org, the lowest price, high speed.Flushed Away full movie online.Flushed Away HD movie are available too (720p and 1080p). Flushed Away Adventure, Comedy, Family, Animation download. download movies USA, UK
×