The Amazing Maurice (2022) Movie Review


The Amazing Maurice – Movie Review

Director: Toby Genkel, Florian Westermann

Writer: Terry Rossio (Screenplay)

Writer: Terry Pratchett (Book)

Cast (Voice Talents)

  • Hugh Laurie (101 Dalmatians)
  • Emilia Clarke (Terminator Genisys)
  • David Thewlis (Wonder Woman)
  • Himesh Patel (Yesterday)
  • Gemma Arterton (The Voices)

Plot: This story follows Maurice, a goofy streetwise cat, who has the perfect money-making scam. He finds a dumb-looking kid who plays a pipe and has his very own horde of rats, who are strangely literate.

Runtime: 1 Hour 33 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: The Amazing Maurice starts as a streetwise cat Maurice has teamed up with rats to swindle towns out of their money. He works with human Keith as they clear out rats that they placed in the town to start with.

One day the team stumble into a new town for their latest scam. However, another human Malicia knows of the plan and the town doesn’t have any rats in it. This leads to Maurice needing to face up against his biggest fear.

Verdict on The Amazing Maurice

The Amazing Maurice is an animated adventure blending together a host of tales into one bigger fantasy adventure. We see the pied piper mixed with two people trying to find their identities. Add in the few other fairy tales we have come to know growing up.

This does work for a fun family adventure, the animation looks great throughout the film too. The laughs come through well and the fantasy elements give the story a fresh lick of paint. However, things don’t get enough mystery about the bigger picture and end up unable to capture the bigger dread in the tale.

Final Thoughts The Amazing Maurice is a fun family adventure.

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