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Rusty: The Great Rescue

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Enjoyable talking animal movie has some bathroom humor.

Movie G 2006 90 minutes
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The movie has a predictable-enough storyline and some questionable scatological humor. Despite that, RUSTY: THE GREAT RESCUE is -- for animal lovers especially -- an enjoyable movie filled with talking animals, and a bit of sweetness to go with all the slapstick comedy and wacky pratfalls. The silliness gets to be a bit much at times, but perhaps this is to be expected.

If this is an above-average animal movie, it's due in no small part to the cast. Hal Holbrook and Rue McClanahan bring their considerable talents to a middle-of-the-road script, and the animals are voiced by, among others, Rodney Dangerfield and Bobcat Goldthwait. While not the most original movie out there, for families who enjoy comedic romps, talking animals, and adventures in the wild, Rusty: The Great Rescue will prove entertaining.

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