The Rescuers Down Under
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Bernard (voice of Bob Newhart) and Miss Bianca (voice of Eva Gabor), the intrepid mouse squad from the International Rescue Society of The Rescuers, return to help a little boy from the Australian outback named Cody (voice of Adam Ryen), who has been kidnapped by an evil poacher named McLeach (voice of George C. Scott). Enlisting the air services of Wilbur the Albatross (voice of John Candy), the two mice travel to the wasteland of Australia. McLeach is a dark complexioned exploiter who scours the Outback in a giant hovercraft, intent on capturing endangered species and selling them for a… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 68%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"A gorgeously drawn myth made for plucky children and very brave mice."
‑ Rita Kempley, Washington Post
"Better than its predecessor."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"There's only the one thing it does flat-out wrong: this otherwise delightful adventure-comedy has a completely meandering, aimless story."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"I had my first epileptic seizure while watching this film. It was more exciting than this tepid sequel."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"As for the animation, computer technology invests contemporary features with sometimes breathtaking dynamism, but outback flora being what it is, this isn't the most colourful Disney movie."
‑ , Time Out
"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."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Tweaks the formula with a brisker pace, and development of leading characters...and action sequences... [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"The villain is far too malignant, the young vigilante hero seems to be a kiddie Rambo, and some of the action is quite violent, if not tasteless."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Passable Disney sequel."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"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."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York 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."
‑ , Entertainment Weekly
"A rare sequel that improves on the original."
‑ Ellen MacKay, Common Sense Media
"The Rescuers' identification/memorableness factor remains second division."
‑ , Empire Magazine
"Watchable and family-friendly, but don't expect the moon."
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
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