The Mouse and his son are the two parts of a single small wind-up toy, which must be wound up by means of a key in the father's back. After having been unboxed, they discover themselves in a toy shop where they befriend a toy elephant and toy seal. The child mouse proposes staying at the shop to form a family, which the other toys ridicule. After falling from a counter and becoming broken, they are thrown in the trash. Outside, they become enslaved by Manny the Rat, who runs a casino in the city dump and uses broken wind-up toys as his slave labor force. With the aid of a psychic frog, the mice escape and meet various animal characters on a quest of becoming free and independent "self-winding" toys. They rediscover the elephant and seal, who are somewhat broken down, and manage to form a family and destroy the rat empire.
Paula R (nl) wrote: Simply excellent, a masterpiece
Jack K (ca) wrote: As much as I love the concert footage (After the Gold Rush is a particular favorite), I would have loved even more of Young's recollections of his youth and revisiting his childhood stomping grounds.
Shawn M (jp) wrote: I've seen much better documentaries on the subject...this one nearly put me to sleep
Luca B (nl) wrote: A Swedish comedy purportedly drawn in B-class American style with some funny moments and punch lines.
Caroline C (it) wrote: A totally non-sense movie... It was irritating me too much that I stopped it in its middle.
Robin v (ca) wrote: funny and deep when you don't really expect it, an interesting take on how any situation can be viewed in more than one light. still not sure if it's all about fear, though...
Iain O (ca) wrote: I love belushi, this film is a ridiculously cool and fun movie
Benjamin N (kr) wrote: One of the worst lead performances I have ever seen. Sister sequence was actually unsettling.
Christian C (gb) wrote: A beautiful film in every way. Well, almost every way -- Gerard Depardieu is not handsome even when caught on film when he was young and thin. Despite his aesthetic challenges, the story is marvelous and beautifully acted.
Giselle Wednesday C (fr) wrote: One of the worst films I have ever seen. I was forced to see it for a class. Fritz Lang's German expressionistic style is definitely interesting, yet his careful use of technical aspects within each frame is not enough to save the movie. The terrible acting (Anna Lee's character always makes the same wide-eyed gaping face when trouble is-a-coming and speaks! so! overly! dramatic!), the absurd plot written by Bertold Brecht (who, in my opinion, also writes terrible plays), and massive propaganda are just too painful watch.
Ravan Florentin P (ag) wrote: uninteresting, couldn't follow the ugliness