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The Tale of Despereaux

Despereaux (voice of Matthew Broderick) may have been born a mouse, but that doesn't stop him from wanting to explore, read and make friends with a human princess (voice of Emma Watson). However, his unconventional behavior gets him banished to a dungeon where he meets Roscuro the Rat (voice of Dustin Hoffman). Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A
Violence: B
Sexual Content: A
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: A-
Run Time: 94
Theater Release: 18 Dec 2008
Video Release: 07 Apr 2009
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
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The Tale of Despereaux is rated Not Rated:

Cast: Matthew Broderick, Emma Watson, Dustin Hoffman
Studio: 2008 Universal Pictures
Website: Official site for The Tale of Despereaux.

Detailed Review

Like a square rodent in a round mouse hole, little Despereaux (voice of Matthew Broderick) just doesn't get what his destiny is supposed to be. Growing up in Mouseworld, located… 
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Why Is The Tale of Despereaux Rated Not Rated?

This animated children’s film offers a relatively insightful and complex plot, but may frighten young… 
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Talk It Over

Despereaux, Roscuro and Mig are challenged by the limitations of being, respectively, a mouse, a… 
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