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Astro Boy

Overview


Genre :

Animation, Sci-Fi, Action

Release Date :

October 23, 2009

MPAA Rating :

PG

Director :

David Bowers

Starring :

Freddie Highmore, Nicolas Cage, Kristen Bell, Donald Sutherland, Nathan Lane, Bill Nighy, Eugene Levy, Madeline Carroll, Alan Tudyk, Charlize Theron, Sterling Beaumon, Matt Lucas, Samuel L. Jackson

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

2 of 4

“..There are tiny glints of humor and intelligence at work..”
by Steven Rea [Philadelphia Inquirer]
2.5 of 5

“..strays too far from the original to please hard-core fans..”
by Paul Byrnes [Sydney Morning Herald]
3 of 4

“..parents can enjoy this 'toon as much as their kids..”
by Joe Williams [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
2 of 4

“..moderately entertaining..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
Review rate : B

“..marvelously designed piece of cartoon kinetics, with the pleasing soft colors and rounded-metal tactility of an atomic- age daydream..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
Review rate : C-

“..make it achingly clear that different generations won't see the same film..”
by Tasha Robinson [Onion AV Club]
2 of 5

“..fails to satisfy on any emotional or intellectual level..”
by Bill Gibron [Filmcritic.com]
Review rate : B-

“..doesn't have the depth to handle something as weighty as the death of a child..”
by Gary Thompson [Philadelphia Daily News]
2.5 of 4

“..delivers enough of the action movie goods to make your inner 8-year-old say "wicked awesome" at least three or four times..”
by Ty Burr [Boston Globe]
2 of 4

“..brisk and fun..”
by Jennie Punter [Globe and Mail]
Review rate : B-
Reviewed by Marc Mohan [Portland Oregonian]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Mack Bates [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Adam Keleman [Slant Magazine]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Jeff Vice [Deseret News]
Reviewed by Manohla Dargis [NY Times]

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