Rat (2000)

In this Irish fable, a man named Hubert Flynn (Pete Postlethwaite) lives in Dublin and takes pride in his indulgence in beer, gambling, and ignoring his patient wife Conchita (Imelda Staunton). One night, after having a few at the local… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: October 6, 2000
DVD Release Date: October 16, 2001
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David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf

"Rat" is an absurdist yarn that eventually outstays its welcome despite magnificent work by Imelda Staunton (vile Professor Umbridge in the Harry Potter films).

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Christopher Null

Aims a little too high to be kid-friendly and far too low to be of interest to many grown-ups.

Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

While "Rat" offers some boisterous fun, in the end it doesn't add up to much more than paean to family values.

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Jesse Ortega
I doubt I'd have much to say about this film other than it was fairly innocent and inoffensive. It's certainly not perfect and the humor is certainly… More
Marion Ravenwood
Ran a bit long. Was interesting up to a point which I no longer cared.