Mouse Hunt

Release Date: December 19th, 1997

DVD Release Date: December 8th, 1998

PG |1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary

When their string magnate father, Rudolf Smuntz, dies, brothers Ernie (Nathan Lane) and Lars (Lee Evans) move into his decrepit mansion. Struggling to keep a promise to never sell the now unprofitable string factory, the brothers decide that restoring the house, the last built by a famous architect, could bring them a great deal of money. But during their restoration attempts, Ernie and Lars are continually frustrated by a malicious mouse that keeps destroying their efforts.

Cast: Nathan Lane, Lee Evans, Vicki Lewis, Maury Chaykin, Eric Christmas, Michael Jeter, Debra Christofferson, Camilla Søeberg

Director: Gore Verbinski

Genres: Children , Comedy

Production Co: DreamWorks SKG

Distributors: DreamWorks SKG, Red Feather Photoplays

Keywords: Brother, Wife, 1990s, Father, Hilarious, Offbeat, Transformation, Pursuit, Family

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Roger EbertChicago 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. show more

  • 63
    Susan WloszczynaUSA Today

    Wacked-out and warped. [19 December 1997, p. 3D]

  • 63
    Mark CaroChicago 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. show more

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