The Tale of Despereaux 2008


Action / Adventure / Animation / Comedy / Family / Fantasy

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 56%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 45%
IMDb Rating 6.1


The tale of three unlikely heroes - a misfit mouse who prefers reading books to eating them, an unhappy rat who schemes to leave the darkness of the dungeon, and a bumbling servant girl with cauliflower ears - whose fates are intertwined with that of the castle's princess.

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Emma Watson as Princess Pea
Stanley Tucci as Boldo
Sigourney Weaver as Narrator
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Python Hyena 9 / 10

One of the Better Mouse Tales.

The Tale of Despereaux (2008): Dir: Sam Fell, Rob Stevenhagen / Voices: Matthew Broderick, Emma Watson, Dustin Hoffman, Tracey Ullman, Robbie Coltrane: Exciting animation about bravery. Despereaux is a little mouse with big ears who knows no fear. Roscuro is a rat that accidentally caused the Queen a heart attack when he landed in her soup. Since then rats have been outlawed. Clever writing flawed only with a few silly elements including a ghostly character that the vegetables become. Directed by Sam Fell and Rob Stevenhagen with terrific colorful animation. Strong voice talents included Matthew Broderick as Despereaux, the brave mouse who dares to associate with humans. We know that he will save the day but it is great fun for its young audience. Dustin Hoffman voices Roscuro who causes tragedy with the Queen. He attempts to correct his mistake only to be at ends with greater conflict. Emma Watson voices Princess Pea, human Princess who freaks at the sight of Roscuro until she is kidnapped by her slave girl. It is obvious that she will learn a big lesson. Tracey Ullman voices the servant girl who desires to be a Princess and assists in the kidnapping of Pea. Robbie Coltrane voices her father who is a jailer. She will gain a void filled in the end. A terrific tale of bravery and adventure that should entice the imagination. Score: 9 / 10

Reviewed by therealmozzie 4 / 10

Just read the book, it is so much better

I am a huge fan of the book, it's actually one of my favorite books of all time. So when I heard that there was a movie being made about it, I was thrilled. The story in the book lends itself to film wonderfully, and I saw it opening weekend. 10 minutes in I regretted making my mom spend money on it. I was immediately put off by the visual style. I know many have praised the movie for its unique style, but it just did not work for me, specifically the faces of the princess and king. They seemed to elongated and unnatural, very different from the illustrations in the book, which were recreated beautifully elsewhere. Not horrible, but it was the first major departure from the book, and there are many still to come. I do realize that the movie is an adaptation and will differ in some aspects from the book, but there are good changes, like moving the death of Boromir to the end of the the Fellowship of the Ring and there are bad changes like adding Tauriel as a love interest for a dwarf that is going to die. Tale of Despereaux has a plethora of the latter. For starters the cook is now a man, there is a living representation of soup that has a major impact on the climax, Roscuro's story happens after Despereaux's, Despereaux and Roscuro are friends at first, the list goes on and on. These changes serve to move the story very far from the book. Roscuro is no longer the tragic figure who only wanted to live in the light but couldn't because society would never accept a rat, to a good guy who just made a mistake one time. Despereaux is no longer the mouse who dreams to be a knight solely because he wants to do the right thing, but has a double agenda of helping a friend. Not a bad moral, don't get me wrong, but that's not what made the book popular to begin with. While I'm not opposed to changing things from the source material, Ella Enchanted is both a favorite book and movie of mine, the changes have to make sense and remain true to the spirit of the original at least. Tale of Despereaux does not do that in the slightest. If you've never read the book and are under the age of 10, you'll probably like this movie. Anybody else will probably spend their time checking their watch or raging at how much was lost in translation to the screen.

Reviewed by divyanka 6 / 10

The Tale of Despereaux Review

Before watching the movie, I read the book. The book was awesome; very well-written, engaging, and fulfilling. The movie follows the book's plot, for the most part. However, the illustrations/animation of the movie are really bad. The mice are adorable; but the human faces are very ugly. I got an eerie feeling watching this movie, just due to the way the humans were animated. Their faces were way too elongated and they just scared me. An unfortunate situation where a great story is ruined by the ugly animations.

Aside from the animations, this movie did not turn out to be very engaging. It seems to be very dull and boring, for the most part. I did not mind the dark themes of the movie and violence, because that is just part of the story. These themes actually enhance the movie. The lessons learnt are very good, but it is not that fun to watch. Maybe little kids will like it more than older ones.

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akgroup August 13, 2016 at 10:57 pm

one of my favourite movie thank you yts

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tows October 14, 2018 at 09:01 am

apparently the people who made this movie never met mice... they are not cowards at all. they are inconsiderate, DIRTY little burglars. you can shout or swing anything at them and they just look at you and go on their merry way. cute movie tho :)