Metascore
61

Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 32
  2. Negative: 3 out of 32
  1. Parents, who are more apt to be bored by the simple story line, are going to be amazed nevertheless by the smooth, convincing animation that lends Stuart his lifelike physicality and expressive facial gestures.
  2. 88
    Such astounding computer-generated effects you'll suspend disbelief and root for the hero, a 3-inch talking mouse.
  3. Charming Stuart Little improves on original tale.
  4. A treat for the eyes and the heart.
  5. It's (Stuart's) utter believability that lets us follow him into the ecstasy of absurdity that is the rest of the film.
  6. Lacks the subtle sense of mystery that distinguished E.B. White's lovely novel, but nicely conveys its playful spirit and amiable tone.
  7. Reviewed by: Phoebe Flowers
    75
    Both a dazzling technological achievement and a really sweet movie.
  8. Enormously cute, but it doesn't allow us to ever completely suspend our disbelief.
  9. 70
    Highly amusing for grown-ups, too.
  10. Reviewed by: John Hartl
    70
    Warm and fuzzy and amusing enough to be slightly more than an innocuous baby-sitter for the kids.
  11. Reviewed by: Sean Means
    70
    The single best thing about Stuart Little is Nathan Lane.
  12. Sustains a lovely balance between enchantment and playfulness.
  13. Reviewed by: Richard Schickel
    70
    The blend of digital animation and live action is first rate.
  14. 70
    The tale is propelled by its characters and buoyed by the film's warm and loving spirit.
  15. Reviewed by: Bill McLochlin
    70
    Has world-class talent behind it, and it shows.
  16. 67
    A bright, lively picture.
  17. Doesn't have the exuberant inspiration or seamless, polished dazzle of "Toy Story 2," but if the latter is sold out at the multiplex this weekend, the mouse is a passable substitute.
  18. An enervated adaptation of E.B. White's Stuart Little escapades.
  19. 63
    At least a few good things are found in this small package.
  20. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    63
    The new Stuart Little is OK, but it's never so charming that you forget you're watching a manufactured object.
  21. 63
    This isn't your father's Stuart Little, but youngsters will be delighted. Mostly.
  22. Reviewed by: Steve Simels
    60
    A charming, technically sensational version of E.B. White's children's classic.
  23. Reviewed by: Lael Lowenstein
    60
    Given what a tricky proposition it is to adapt a classic children's book for the screen, this take on E.B. White's Stuart Little does a more-than-passable job of resurrecting the story for a new generation.
  24. 50
    Its hero upstages anything the plot can possibly come up with.
  25. Reviewed by: Marc Caro
    50
    Patronizing and predictable where E.B. White's episodic 1945 book...is odd and open-ended.
  26. Doesn't quite measure up to the extraordinary sweetness of the classic children's book by E.B. White on which it is based. But then again, how could it?
  27. The other, unintentional lesson taught here is that it's easier to make a mouse talk than to come up with something interesting for him to say.
  28. 40
    Retelling of White's classic children's book is a spun-sugar treacle-bomb, though a darn good-looking one.
  29. The story is little more than overdetermined trials and triumphs. Kids won't care, but they won't fall for it either; unsurprisingly, it doesn't stand a chance of providing them with the memories the book provided their parents.
  30. Forces its snuggly weirdo upon us and instructs us from the get-go to love him.
  31. 30
    Boring, irksome family movie.
User Score
6.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 41 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Aug 15, 2014
    6
    "Stuart Little" is well-balanced and amusing, mainly for younger audiences. Its motifs about human nature are a bit cliched but still looks fresh and entertaining. Full Review »
  2. Apr 23, 2014
    7
    Stuart Little is a movie that is made for kids, will be enjoyed by kids, and are for kids' eyes only. Parents will probably find in simple and boring, but might enjoy it anyway. Full Review »