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Astro Boy (AstroBoy) Reviews

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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
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
February 5, 2010
It's ironic that Astro Boy's story is rooted in the concept of uniqueness and invention, as director David Bowers (Flushed Away) has failed to come up with a single original idea in his telling of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
October 22, 2009
If you think it's a good idea to begin a movie for children by killing off a young boy in an industrial accident as his father looks on, raise your hand. Anyone?
Full Review | Original Score: C-
February 14, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: C-
October 22, 2009
I wish the film version of Astro Boy provided a stronger antidote to mediocrity....the script takes its sweet time establishing its rules and locale, then rolls in one too many subplots.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
December 17, 2009
A feature-length adaptation of the classic Japanese manga, Astro Boy now comes equipped with a recycling message, both in its story and with its screenplay.
February 5, 2010
The visuals impress, the script does not and, bar one great chase sequence rammed full of visual gags, fails to make the most of its setting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 13, 2009
Like a pig-iron fisted metaphor, Astro Boy the film resembles the robot, in that it is cobbled together out of parts we recognise. And as much as they don't sound like they could all work in one film, they don't.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 22, 2009
Summit Entertainment has tried just a little too hard to broaden the appeal of its new computer-animated feature Astro Boy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 17, 2009
This slapdash animated adventure is a middling diversion at best.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 22, 2009
Any critic who complained about the lack of story in "Where the Wild Things Are" should be forced to watch the escapades and high jinks of "Astro Boy" on a loop until they realize that activity is not to be confused with actual storytelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 16, 2009
Almost 60 years after his comic-book inception, the iconic Japanese robot Astro Boy finally makes his cinematic debut in a feature that, unfortunately, feels as if it has been assembled from spare parts.
October 23, 2009
For at least half of its length, it's an Astro Bore.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
February 5, 2010
Astro Boy is no awards contender.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 23, 2009
Astro Boy ultimately fizzles when it should be flying.
October 23, 2009
The fun and merriment take a backseat to the sci-fi elements, which are probably not what the intended audience is looking for.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 14, 2009
What transpires is a tolerable knock-off of the boom-boom bits from The Incredibles, along with some so-so slapstick filler.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 22, 2009
fails to satisfy on any emotional or intellectual level.
| Original Score: 2/5
October 23, 2009
Like a lot of movies, Astro Boy has been designed to function on different levels and serve different audiences, but in this case these multiple meanings and points of address have created a confusion of tone.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
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