Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker (2006)



Critic Consensus: Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker is strictly children's fare, as it lacks originality, excitement, and believabiltity.

Movie Info

An outwardly ordinary teenager finds himself suddenly thrust into extraordinary circumstances upon discovering that his entire youth was part of an elaborate plan to create the perfect super spy in director Geoffrey Sax's action-packed adaptation of author Anthony Horowitz's best-selling series of novels featuring an adolescent secret agent. Alex Rider (Alex Pettyfer) always though that his kindly uncle Ian (Ewan McGregor) was your average, everyday nondescript bank manager, but when Ian was … More

Rating: PG (for sequences of action violence and some peril)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Anthony Horowitz
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 22, 2007
Box Office: $0.6M
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as Alex Rider

as Ian Rider

as Darrious Sayle

as Alan Blunt

as Mrs. Jones

as Jack Starbright

as Nadia Vole

as Sabina Pleasure

as Yassen Gregorovich

as Prime Minister

as Smithers

as Mr. Grin

as John Crawford

as Teacher

as Special Forces Serge...

as Soldier

as Soldier No. 1

as Soldier No. 2

as Army Major

as Boy in Hamleys

as News Reporter

as News Reader

as Sayle Scientist

as Clumsy Guard

as Sayle Security Guard

as Riding Instructress

as PE Teacher
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Critic Reviews for Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker

All Critics (75) | Top Critics (29)

Nobody wants to see a violent James Bond send-up, with a British teen risking life and limb for Jolly Olde England, matched against a toothpick chomping 'computer genius' villain played by Mickey Rourke.

Full Review… | November 10, 2006
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

I forgot most of it about 20 seconds after it was over.

Full Review… | October 17, 2006
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

Yes, we've got brand new blond junior and grown-up Bonds this season, but the toughest task for Baby Bond could be finding an audience.

Full Review… | October 14, 2006
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

Bond-for-kids done with some obvious budget restrictions...

Full Review… | October 13, 2006
AV Club
Top Critic

A pointless junior version of James Bond minus the budget (and the suaveness).

Full Review… | October 13, 2006
Seattle Times
Top Critic

With so much talent involved with this film, the finished product seems like a waste.

Full Review… | October 13, 2006
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker

It's sometimes hard to review a film that is meant for a much younger age group so I can only try to think like the 12 year old me. Yup, I still hate it. When I was younger, I'd watch the James Bond films, I may not have understood all of them but I still enjoyed them. I would never have liked this due to the unlikelihood of a child becoming a spy, James Bond going into space was fine though. Seriously though, I disliked this film immensely.

Anthony Lawrie

Super Reviewer


Fun enough but nothing amazing. Full review later.

Thomas Bowler

Super Reviewer

It was very disappointing!

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

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