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The Rescuers Down Under

A lawless poacher wants to capture a majestic and rare golden eagle, so he kidnaps the boy who knows where to find the bird. Not to worry -- the Rescue Aid Society's top agents, heroic mice Miss Bianca and Bernard, fly to Australia to save the day.
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Netflix Rating: 3.9
Rotten Tomatoes: Rotten 68%
Critics' score: 68   Audience score: 62   Rotten Tomatoes page
Top Rotten Tomatoes Critics

This sort-of sequel to the 1977 hit The Rescuers boasts reasonably solid production values and fine character voices. Too bad they're set against such a mediocre story that adults may duck. full review

Variety Staff, Variety

The film's direction, by Hendel Butoy and Mike Gabriel, is spectacularly inventive even when not fully appropriate to either the film's subject or the very young viewers it can be expected to attract. full review

Janet Maslin, New York Times

A gorgeously drawn myth made for plucky children and very brave mice. full review

Rita Kempley, Washington Post

The flight sequence and many of the other action scenes in this new Disney animated feature create an exhilaration and freedom that are liberating. And the rest of the story is fun, too. full review

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

Carries its ambitions with an easy grace, expanding the art of animation to fresh ground without losing sight of the silly fun we love cartoons for. full review

Entertainment Weekly, Entertainment Weekly
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  • Release Year: 1990
  • MPAA Rating: G
  • Runtime: 77 min
  • Available From: Dec 05, 2012
  • Queued by: 959 people
Directed By
Hendel Butoy
Cast
Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor, John Candy, Tristan Rogers, Adam Ryen, George C. Scott
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