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Zoom (2006)



Average Rating: 3/10
Reviews Counted: 61
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 59

Lacking the punch and good cheer of The Incredibles and Sky High, Zoom is a dull and laugh-free affair.


Average Rating: 2.7/10
Critic Reviews: 16
Fresh: 0 | Rotten: 16

Lacking the punch and good cheer of The Incredibles and Sky High, Zoom is a dull and laugh-free affair.



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Former superhero Jack is called back to work to transform an unlikely group of ragtag kids into superheroes at a private Academy.


Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Comedy

Rif Coogan, David Berenbaum

Sep 2, 2007


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All Critics (61) | Top Critics (16) | Fresh (2) | Rotten (59) | DVD (7)

... this fizzled action flick lacks the wit, style and substance of so many better efforts ...

December 30, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
Time Out
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When it comes to action, comedy, and drama, three words apply: lamer, lamer, lamest.

August 19, 2006 Full Review Source: ReelViews
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In a feat of dullness quite powerful in its own way, this lifeless family comedy sucks the joy from every joke it touches; X-Men's Rogue would be envious.

August 18, 2006 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Comment (1)
Entertainment Weekly
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Zoom is another one of those endearingly cheap, twice-annual Tim Allen movies that seem to be forever playing on airplanes. (Next up is Santa Clause 3.)

August 16, 2006 Full Review Source: Toronto Star
Toronto Star
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Zoom is a movie that you've probably seen several times already.

August 16, 2006 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail
Globe and Mail
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Too infantile for tweens and too stagnant for tots, Zoom bleeds boredom from every frame.

August 14, 2006
New York Times
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A celluloid cliché from first frame to last, it doesn't deserve your hard-earned cash. Watch X-Men again instead. Or even Sky High.

June 17, 2013 Full Review Source: Total Film
Total Film

Dull comic-book fodder for kids.

January 1, 2011 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

Call this one Galaxy Quest -- another movie in which Tim Allen plays an arrogant jerk who learns lessons about teamwork and friendship -- without the humor, charm, or wit.

July 6, 2010 Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix
Boston Phoenix

The story is muddled and slovenly, and the execution is unbelievably cheap-looking, with special effects that are miles beyond cheesy.

August 7, 2008 Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review
Sacramento News & Review

[It] made me laugh. I don't know why.

March 10, 2007 Full Review Source: 3BlackChicks Review
3BlackChicks Review

The title describes the sound that you should make in your car, or on foot, or on mule, heading away from any cinema showing this film.

March 3, 2007 Full Review Source: Guardian [UK]
Guardian [UK]

Completely lacking the wit and charm that made superhero family flicks like The Incredibles and Sky High so entertaining, Zoom is an absolute mess of a movie.

February 25, 2007 Full Review Source:

...a light-hearted and mindlessly engaging time-waster.

February 15, 2007 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Comments (2)
Reel Film Reviews

you won't miss much if you give this one a pass

January 20, 2007 Full Review Source:

Santa trapped in a chimney and choking on his own beard would be funnier than this.

December 30, 2006 Full Review Source: Observer [UK]
Observer [UK]

Zoom is a shocking waste of a decent premise - it could have been the Galaxy Quest of superhero movies but instead it's a badly directed, poorly written and desperately unamusing mess.

December 30, 2006 Full Review Source: ViewLondon

... a copycat kids' flick that raises smiles but no laughs.

December 30, 2006 Full Review Source: BBC

This comedy drags its feet, while the sappy sweetness will make you wince.

August 26, 2006 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

Ever the foolish optimist, I actually expected to enjoy Zoom.

August 26, 2006 Full Review Source: Three Movie Buffs
Three Movie Buffs

Despite whatever connotations its title might suggest, Zoom is a movie marked by pure laziness, made by folks who either don't know or don't care what they're doing.

August 25, 2006 Full Review Source: Christianity Today
Christianity Today

Want to see child superheroes? See Sky High, Spy Kids or The Incredibles. And Tim Allen is better and more curmudgeonly in the Santa Clause films

August 23, 2006 Full Review Source:

Zoom fails because it's ultimately bland, cheesy, and never really challenges its own formula seeking to make it one of a kind; it just wants to cash-in on an already exhausting fad.

August 22, 2006 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

Infantile, unfocused and dreadfully inept, Zoom is badly conceived...a totally faceless fable that strains for enlightenment but merely ends up as disastrous diversion

August 22, 2006 Full Review Source: Movie Eye
Movie Eye

First the good news: This film isn't nearly as awful as some would have you believe. Now the bad: It still sucks.

August 21, 2006
Greenwich Village Gazette

Audience Reviews for Zoom

Zoom is a cross between X-Men, Sky High and The Incredibles but isn't anywhere near as good as either of them. The script is awful. The story had a lot going for it but it concentrates to much on less important aspects rather than what the film is all about. it's nice to see Chevy Chase again, shame it was in this though. Watch Tim Allen closely, you can just see him dying of shame in every scene.
August 2, 2012

Super Reviewer

OK there's not much to say here, this is yet ANOTHER superhero comic book adventure for the younger viewer. I'm getting sick of them simply because they are all the same, especially these kiddie entries which offer nothing new to the genre.
This is usual story line, usual kiddie cliches, unfunny aging actors, useless kiddie actors, cheesy cgi and crap superhero ideas all round. Joins the ranks of 'Sky High' and is in fact virtually the same movie.

This genre has been drained of all originality and basic concepts, lets put these family fun superhero's to rest please, for gods sake no more.
All these spoof superhero films are a rip off from an old mid eighties comic classic which still goes strong in the US by the name of 'The Tick', 'Mystery Men' took the original idea from 'The Tick' and from there it has exploded with so many superhero spoofs or parodies.

This is light and fluffy with absolutely zero to offer in terms of originality anywhere, kids will probably like but adults be warned.
May 13, 2012

Super Reviewer

This got 50+ ratings? Are you kidding me? This movie was such a crap.
August 4, 2011
Dead Angel

Super Reviewer

I laugh at myself for sort of enjoying it, I can't deny myself from it! I rips off of soo many movie, yet I still find myself attatched to it!
January 13, 2010
KJ Proulx

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