The Mouse That Roared details
|Starring:||Peter Sellers, William Hartnell, David Kossoff, Jean Seberg|
|Studio:||SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
The Mouse That Roared
|Run time:||1 hour 20 minutes|
|Rental release:||05 Aug 2002|
|Dubbed:||German, French, Spanish, Italian|
|Subtitles:||Arabic, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish|
Most helpful review
Hidden Sellers GemBy a customer from Canterbury , 23 Feb 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]I had never heard of this film before finding it here. It was great Sellers; a little silly but sharp political satire in the vein of Dr. Strangelove. It is not quite at the level of the good Dr., but it does highlight the insanity and sometimes hilarious aspects of cold war culture, international relations and what a bunch of bumbling idiots our leaders really are.
Roaring MouseBy a customer , 15 Feb 2013It's amazing that this film was made in 1959.
Real genius of Peter Sellers on show. Satire marvellously concealed as comedy.
Avoid, unless you are truly desperate for sleep.By Filmjunkie1971 (2 reviews) , 28 May 2012I cannot recall another film that starts so brightly, but then goes so spectacularly downhill.
Peter Sellers is excellent in all three of his roles and the basic premise of the film is good.
Everything is fine, until the Army leave Grand Fenwick, by which time all the energy has been used up; from then on the film's one and only joke (the army is centuries out of date) is flogged to death.
Despite the absence of Sellers, I found the sequel a vast improvement (something I do not say very often) with enough ideas and plot to comfortably fill the running time. Ron Moody makes a fine replacement for Sellers in the role of the Prime Minister, while Margaret Rutherford plays Gloriana XII's successor (the barely-on-this-planet Gloriana XIII).
However, I digress.
To sum up, I have no idea how I stayed awake watching this.
Avoid, unless you are truly desperate for sleep.
Fun satireBy a customer from Sheffield , 05 Feb 2008A good fun satire much in the ilk of the Ealing Comedies.
The years do not detractBy a customer from Wales , 15 Jan 2007Here is a film where the supreme masters of comedy have gathered to make a wonderful movie with a great story line. It has a Hans Christian Anderson quality about the story but then, with Peter Sellers giving such magnificent performances, what else could be expected.
Good EntertainmentBy a customer from Perthshire, Scotland , 25 Oct 2005A great British classic if you love old films. I enjoyed it even though it is older than me.