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Astro Boy (2009)

Astro Boy

Overview


Genre

Animation, Sci-Fi, Action

Release Date

October 23, 2009

MPAA Rating

PG

Duration

94 min.

Production Budget

$40 millions

Studio

Summit Entertainment

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

David Bowers

Producer

Maryann Garger

Screenwriter

Timothy Harris

Starring

Story


A thrilling tale of a true hero, "Astro Boy" is an all-new, feature film full of action, adventure, humor and heart.

Set in futuristic Metro City, "Astro Boy" is about a young robot with incredible powers created by a brilliant scientist named Tenma (Nicolas Cage). Powered by positive "blue" energy, Astro Boy (Freddie Highmore) is endowed with super strength, x-ray vision, unbelievable speed and the ability to fly.

Embarking on a journey in search of acceptance, Astro Boy encounters many other colorful characters along the way. Through his adventures, he learns the joys and emotions of being human, and gains the strength to embrace his destiny. Ultimately learning his friends and family are in danger, Astro Boy marshals his awesome super powers and returns to Metro City in a valiant effort to save everything he cares about and to understand what it takes to be a hero.

Pictures (75 photos)


A scene from Summit Entertainment's Astro Boy (2009)
A scene from Summit Entertainment's Astro Boy (2009)

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"Astro Boy" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals
Oct 19, 2009
Grace Johnston
"Astro Boy" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals
Oct 19, 2009

REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..parents can enjoy this 'toon as much as their kids..”
by Joe Williams [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
“..moderately entertaining..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
“..doesn't have the depth to handle something as weighty as the death of a child..”
by Gary Thompson [Philadelphia Daily News]