The Borrowers
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Mary Norton's children's books about a family of four-inch-tall people who share accommodations with giant "beans" (as in "human bein's") are brought to the screen in beautifully scaled detail, but neither the story nor the characters come alive.
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 73%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Charming screen adaptation of cute book."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"a touch of Dickens, a spritz of Rube Goldberg, and a dash of Monty Python"
‑ Elias Savada, Nitrate Online
"A cut above most family entertainment."
‑ Maria Garcia, Film Journal International
"Shows that courtesy not only keeps civilization humming but benefits all who practice it."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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