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2.4
18 Ratings

Mr. Toad's Wild Ride

The Wind in the Willows

Directed by Terry Jones
United Kingdom, 1996
Fantasy, Comedy

Synopsis

The whimsical Mr. Toad runs afoul of a gang of weasels by driving too fast in his motorcar. This classic — and very loopy — children’s tale gets a new lease on life in this live-action treatment starring members of the Monty Python comedy troupe.

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Mr. Toad's Wild Ride Directed by Terry Jones

Critics reviews

Jones’s films are surprisingly sweet and humane, and enlivened by (huge surprise) a penchant for dress-up. . . . His rarely seen adaptation of The Wind in the Willows takes Kenneth Grahame’s anthropomorphic allegory and invests it with an uncommon communal spirit.
October 20, 2017
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…Each [musical] number stops the film cold, forcing it to slowly gather steam again. When it does, however, it’s that true rarity: the live-action kid-flick that doesn’t patently condescend to its presumed audience. And for anyone who misses seeing Jones, Idle, John Cleese, and Michael Palin together (the latter two in minor roles, please note), it’s likely your last nostalgia trip.
August 08, 2013
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