Roddy is a decidedly upper-crust “society rat” who makes his home in a posh Kensington flat, complete with two hamster butlers named Gilbert and Sullivan. When a common sewer rat named Syd comes spewing out of the sink and decides he’s hit the jackpot, Roddy schemes to rid himself of the pest by luring him into the “whirlpool.” Syd may be an ignorant slob, but he’s no fool, so it is Roddy who winds up being flushed away into the bustling sewer world of Ratropolis. There Roddy meets Rita, an enterprising scavenger who works the sewers in her faithful boat, the Jammy Dodger. Roddy immediately wants out, or rather, up; Rita wants to be paid for her trouble; and, speaking of trouble, the villainous Toad-who royally despises all rodents-wants them iced.literally. The Toad dispatches his two hapless hench-rats, Spike and Whitey, to get the job done. When they fail, the Toad has no choice but to send to France for his cousin-that dreaded mercenary, Le Frog.
This movie is funny and imaginative. In one scene the character of Roddy the rat gets a piece of popcorn in his eye and he uses a doll’s hand to whack himself on the back so the piece of popcorn pops out. Several kids and adults laughed at that scene and many others at the screening I attended. There is non-stop action in the movie from beginning to end and the young won’t get bored. In fact, many adults won’t either. The voice talent is great with such actors as Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Ian McKellen and Andy Serkis being involved in the project.
However, the film is rated PG and due to a lot of violence and mild language, we recommend the film for ages twelve and above. There is also some belching and flatulence and gross humor. Parents can consult our content chart below for guidance in whether to take their children or not to view this film.