Astro Boy (AstroBoy) Reviews

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Neil Pond
American Profile
September 30, 2011
He may be a reconstituted robot, but this little cyber-kid's got some real heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
February 7, 2011
A charming and entertaining animated science fiction adventure that doesn't club us over the head with sensory overload...
Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
December 28, 2010
There is quite a bit of solid craft at work in Astro Boy ... but it feels rushed, ill-prepared and derivative. And that's because it is rushed, ill-prepared and derivative.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy
July 6, 2010
A suitably fun and entertaining hero for a new generation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Philip French
Observer [UK]
July 6, 2010
He's a cross between Superman and Pinocchio, but carrying a whole movie on his back in the absence of serious graphic invention proves too big a task.
Jason Zingale
Bullz-Eye.com
July 6, 2010
While Astro Boy might not exude the kind of originality we're used to seeing in Pixar films, it makes up for it with plenty of humor and charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
July 6, 2010
Astro Boy is a fun sci-fi adventure that will resonate with older fans and win younger viewers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
July 6, 2010
Like its supersonic, jets-in-his-feet hero, the movie itself feels totally robotic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Thomas Leupp
Hollywood.com
July 6, 2010
This charming, futuristic family flick has enough firepower to overcome an awkward premise and Nicolas Cage's general creepiness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dave White
Movies.com
July 6, 2010
You need good villains in a movie. And if they're named "Ham Egg" then all the better.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Brian Orndorf
Dark Horizons
July 6, 2010
This update of a classic animated character lands with a thud.
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
July 6, 2010
The animation bar has been raised, and not just by Pixar. Poor little Astro Boy hasn't a prayer of clearing it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
June 2, 2010
By nudging the picture into primary colors, Astro Boy loses a shot at an intriguing personality. A little sustained darkness never hurt anyone.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
April 15, 2010
Astro Boy is one film unlikely to be given the sequels its good name previously deserved.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
March 18, 2010
It's all presented with a lack of real emotion and in a hail of noise and explosions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Luis Martinez
Cinenganos
March 11, 2010
Vean Astro Boy si se ven obligados por sus pequeños, seguro que ellos la disfrutarán y usted no sentirá que le robaron en la taquilla.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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David Jenkins
Time Out
February 5, 2010
Bowers's play-it-straight attitude towards the material combined with the crisp, if unspectacular, animation doesn't allow 'Astro Boy' a moment to bob its head above the ever-swelling digimation pack.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Wendy Ide
Times [UK]
February 5, 2010
What makes this peppy kids' film interesting is the human/robot apartheid system that has evolved in the futuristic world that Astro inhabits.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
February 5, 2010
It is a bold and even poignant idea and the movie certainly zips along. It's not in the Wall-E league, but it's well made and inventive.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Simon Reynolds
Digital Spy
February 5, 2010
Astro Boy grinds through its narrative gears predictably.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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