Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

ALSO SHOWING; Cinematic Classic: Bicycle Thieves

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

ALSO SHOWING; Cinematic Classic: Bicycle Thieves

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The Tale of Despereaux Cert U, 92 mins

ANOTHER Disney CG animated feature in which overpaid Hollywood stars voice characters no better than any self-respecting repertory actor. So we have Matthew Broderick as a mouse, Dustin Hoffman as a rat, Kevin Kline as a chef and Frank Langella as the mayor. Fortunately, this tale about a mouse who befriends a rat, falls in love with a human princess and rescues the kingdom from tyranny, is nicely animated. It will do the job for younger kids.

Opens tomorrow.

Bicycle Thieves Cert U, 89 mins

VITTORIO De Sica's 1948 neo-realist classic remains one of the finest and most influential films of all time. The marvellous Lamberto Maggiorani plays a poverty-stricken family man ...

whose son accompanies him around Rome looking for the stolen bicycle he needs to keep his bill-sticking job.

Opens tomorrow.

Far North Cert 15, 89 mins

LONDON director Asif Kapadia sets his third film in the Arctic. …

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