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Meet the Robinsons (2007)

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Average Rating: 6.3/10
Reviews Counted: 136
Fresh: 90 | Rotten: 46

Meet the Robinsons is a visually impressive children's animated film marked by a story of considerable depth.

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Average Rating: 6.2/10
Critic Reviews: 37
Fresh: 23 | Rotten: 14

Meet the Robinsons is a visually impressive children's animated film marked by a story of considerable depth.

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An orphan who dreams of someday finding a family to call his own finds his fate taking an unexpected turn when a mysterious stranger named Wilbur Robinson transports him into the future. Based on the book A Day With Wilbur Robinson by William Joyce, Meet the Robinsons tells the story of a boy with a lifelong wish to belong, and shows what happens when he meets an incredible collection of characters who just might have the power to make his wildest fantasies come true. The film's all-star cast of

Oct 23, 2007

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All Critics (136) | Top Critics (37) | Fresh (90) | Rotten (46) | DVD (28)

What might have been a bland Back to the Future rip-off suddenly hums with a screwball sensibility chockablock with singing gangster frogs and evil bowler hats.

April 7, 2007 Full Review Source: Time Out New York
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Whether you see this loony, feel-good comedy in 3-D or in regular vision, it's a lot of fun.

April 2, 2007 | Comments (2)
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The first 20 minutes of this competently animated kids' adventure are entertaining enough. But thereafter, the plot fractures, the pace goes into overdrive and the jokes wear thin.

March 31, 2007 Full Review Source: Time Out
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There's no doubt Disney will do it again, and perhaps better next time, but for now, it looks like technology could be its creative salvation.

March 31, 2007 Full Review Source: AV Club
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Meet the Robinsons is surely one of the worst theatrically released animated features issued under the Disney label in quite some time.

March 30, 2007 | Comments (14)
New York Times
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A fast paced, high energy offering; it passes by in a breeze and is enjoyable enough that I'm willing to forgive the two awful songs (one near the beginning, one near the end) and recommend it.

March 30, 2007 Full Review Source: ReelViews
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Meet the Robinson tasted like chicken - Chicken Little, that is.

May 5, 2014 Full Review Source: 7M Pictures
7M Pictures

Flashes of wit and whimsy notwithstanding, the future is just as sentimentalized as the past.

April 23, 2009 Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix
Boston Phoenix

A baby being left on the doorstep of an orphanage has been done many times, yet Meet the Robinsons makes it feel new again, and not just because of the fantastic 3-D technology.

March 3, 2008 Full Review Source: The Scorecard Review
The Scorecard Review

A hilarious and adorable science fiction film with great animation, top notch voice work, and sharp humor...

January 16, 2008 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

...the movie possesses an unusually bright and colorful sense of style that immediately sets it apart from its increasingly plentiful brethren.

November 23, 2007 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

Clever time-travel adventure for the whole clan.

October 31, 2007 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

Pleasant but insubstantial, and with characters whose eccentricities feel just a tad forced and artificial, this is a mild diversion of a film.

October 26, 2007 Full Review Source: Apollo Guide
Apollo Guide

Despite its obvious shortcomings, Meet the Robinsons left me wanting a little more. It's been a long, long time since a Disney film without a little lamp logo at the beginning has made me feel that way.

October 23, 2007 Full Review Source: Movie Views

...a movie with its heart in the right place and its computers heading off in all different directions.

October 18, 2007 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

A film of terribly alienating character design (so many pinchy faces and tiny eyes!) blended with very plastic-y backgrounds.

September 20, 2007 Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy
Antagony & Ecstasy

A sweetly-rendered story that also happens to look terrific.

June 25, 2007 Full Review Source: IGN Movies
IGN Movies

Typical Disney claptrap.

June 12, 2007 Full Review Source: Cinema Sight | Comment (1)
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May 3, 2007 Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses
Movies for the Masses

The film has a freewheeling, quick-hit absurdism closer to Airplane! than Aladdin.

May 2, 2007 Full Review
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

This shrine to Disney is really the world's most overstuffed Hanna-Barbera cartoon, right down to its Gargamel-patterned villain.

April 25, 2007 Full Review

Never convincing or compelling enough to stop us from keep moving forward past its ultimate position on the video store shelves

April 24, 2007 Full Review Source: Dark Horizons
Dark Horizons

Prone to migraine headaches, I wish the frenzied pace of 'Meet the Robinsons' had been toned down. Still, youngsters will probably love the ride.

April 19, 2007 Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

A breath of fresh air after 2006's The Wild and 2005's Chicken Little.

April 18, 2007 Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews
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Clever, fast-paced and kid-friendly, "Meet the Robinsons" if you want an enjoyable family outing.

April 17, 2007 Full Review
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

The animation strives for 1950s sci-fi retro, but the result is that everyone looks like a plastic animé doll.

April 14, 2007 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
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Audience Reviews for Meet the Robinsons

Considering it's a Disney movie that always have their bar set high the second you realise the animation in Meet the Robinsons is amazing you are at the same time realising that the stroy is boring. You are absolutely correct. A fantastic example of how modern disney films are destryoing the once legendary empire. Apart from the animation and a considerable amount of animation it is weird, forgettable and just plain bad.
December 1, 2011
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I quite liked 'Meet the Robinsons'. It wasn't a classic, memorable, or perfect film, but it was indeed a very good children's film. I will admit, there are times where it is a little too cute for itself, but it is made up by fine animation, as well as a witty script which all make this an acceptable yet forgettable film.
August 15, 2011
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OK
August 12, 2011
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    1. Grandpa Bud: Have ya seen my teeth? [opens mouth]
    2. Lewis: Uhhhh.
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    1. Lewis: This isn't a BADGE! This is a cupon for a TANNING SALON!
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