The Secret of NIMH 1982

Critics score:
96 / 100

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Vincent Canby, New York Times: The story manages to be sentimental without being especially moving. Read more

Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader: Not enthralling, but worth seeing for anyone interested in the mechanics of this arcane art. Read more

Tasha Robinson, AV Club: The animation was, as Bluth and company had promised, a spectacular return to old-school craftsmanship. Read more

Jeff Unger, Entertainment Weekly: Bluth and his animators, bless them, chose to revive an endangered art form -- classically detailed animation. They drew their characters exquisitely and gave them individual personalities. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: It looks good, moves well, and delights our eyes. Read more

Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine: It is something gorgeous to look at. Read more

Derek Adams, Time Out: It's a spectacular return to the shimmering, mesmerising deep-focus animation associated with Disney's classic period... Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: Every character moves fluidly and imaginatively against an extravaganza of detailed background and dazzling effects, all emboldened by fascinating colored textures. Read more