WALL-E - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

WALL-E Reviews

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Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
June 25, 2008
The film poses as thinking-fans animation, but there's little room for wonder or interpretation in the on-the-nose presentation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Christian Toto
Washington Times
June 27, 2008
WALL*E begins with all the comedic splendor of a Charlie Chaplin film, but quickly devolves into a rickety bore.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jason Di Rosso
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
September 19, 2008
Ultimately, the elevation of technology to center stage, and the relegation of humankind to supporting act, left me cold.
Brian Orndorf
June 26, 2008
While Wall-E dances whimsically, it's a plodding, frighteningly hypocritical, and forbidding film that trips over its fogged intentions at every dreary turn.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Kyle Smith
July 3, 2008
Too Gloom-E.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
July 18, 2008
It is delicious for 30 minutes. Then the plot starts.
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
June 30, 2008
Cutes-E, but not enough gravit-E.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Stephanie Zacharek
June 27, 2008
The picture feels weirdly, and disappointingly, disjointed, something that starts out as poetry and ends as product.
Louis Proyect
March 2, 2009
Vastly overrated movie with all the charm of two vacuum cleaners making love.
Chris Wisniewski
Stop Smiling
August 13, 2014
WALL-E dazzles, particularly in its magnificent first half-hour, a post-apocalyptic love-story in miniature that serves as a graceful introduction to the intergalactic journey that follows.
Lina Das
Daily Mail [UK]
July 18, 2008
It is indeed a hard movie to explain, but a good story told well transcends any age even without words.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Mike Edwards
What Culture
April 8, 2011
This film deserves the Oscar. It deserves every Oscar. And a Nobel Prize for brilliantness. And I bet it would win it too if I hadn't just made it up...
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Joshua Starnes
March 7, 2011
It's not often that you find 'post-apocalyptic' and 'delightful' going together in the same sentence, but they're essential to describe the deceptively artful Wall-E.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Simon Miraudo
October 21, 2014
The latest entry in the Pixar stable is a modern classic - both an animated thrill ride, and a chilling tale of lost humanity.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Adam Tobias
Watertown Daily Times
June 27, 2008
WALL-E may contain a simple love story about non-living robots that are full of wires and microchips, but it has more heart than any other movie you will see this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
October 18, 2008
WALL-E is something completely different for the kiddie crowd that will hold the attention of adults even with the 'G' rating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Gina Carbone
Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
June 29, 2008
The 2001 of animation. It's a sci-fi masterpiece. R2D2 hits The Road. But it's also no Finding Nemo ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
June 26, 2008
The idea that an ancient Hollywood musical, with its love duets and foot-tapping dance numbers, would be the thing that awakens emotions in both humans and robots, is pure genius.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
August 4, 2013
As a film critic who has spent too many summers viewing mediocre misfires and uninspired reinterpretations of TV shows, comic books and cult classics, it's immensely satisfying to recommend something as breathtakingly glorious as WALL-E.
June 27, 2008
Wall*E begins as a truly groundbreaking work and then turns into just another diverting cartoon with some wonderful themes.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
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