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Big Hero 6 Reviews

January 5, 2015
On the high-quality scale set by the Disney animated features in their latest Renaissance, this one doesn't quite measure up. But Big Hero 6 is sure to entertain millions of smart kids and their escort parents.
January 5, 2015
Kids will leave the theater wanting their own Baymax, and who can blame them? It's the rest of the "Heroes" that don't measure up; the robot full of air is the most real thing in the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 5, 2015
It's easier to like this movie because of the casual, low stakes of the enterprise.
January 5, 2015
Big Hero 6, the first Marvel comic book to get a Walt Disney makeover, is a beguiling kids movie. It is also a beauty to behold for its skillful digital animation in 3D.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 14, 2014
A big, gorgeous, consistently funny and touching animated adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 7, 2014
Big Hero 6 offers something for everyone: action, camaraderie, superheroes and villains. But mostly, Baymax offers a compassionate and healing voice for those suffering, and a hug that can be felt through the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 7, 2014
Big Hero 6 celebrates nerd culture. And not merely the pop-culture- obsessed version (comic books) but the let's-invent-something-cool kind. Hey, kids, this PG flick asserts, it's good be taken with technology, crushed out on code, wowed by chemistry.
November 7, 2014
The breakthrough star of the season is here. His name is Baymax and he's impossible not to love. The 3-D animated Big Hero 6 would be a ton less fun without this irresistible blob of roly-poly, robot charisma.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 7, 2014
Big Hero 6's considerable graces as an animated film-its fantastical layouts and bouncy sense of figure and motion-are offset by its deficiencies as a second-rate superhero flick.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 7, 2014
At times, Big Hero 6 gets a little too noisy for its own good, but that never manages to drown out its many quieter charms.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 7, 2014
Big Hero 6 qualifies as a better-than-average kids' movie with enough cross-generational appeal to make it a fine choice for a family weekend matinee.
November 7, 2014
It's more emotionally sophisticated, dealing with themes of grief and finding your place in the world that are more grounded than the high-flying adventures they're surrounded by would have you expect.
November 7, 2014
Consider it a more family-friendly Guardians of the Galaxy, with the added kiddie appeal of a big, inflatable windbag to laugh at and love.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 7, 2014
Gorgeous and disturbing, Big Hero 6 is a departure for Disney: a film targeted at older kids, and the studio's first venture into straight-up comic book culture.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 7, 2014
It's fun, action-packed, and adorable.
November 6, 2014
Pow, pow, kaboom, cuddle. ...
November 6, 2014
The screenplay is smart enough to be considered adult-friendly. This isn't "classic Disney" but it's an experience parents and children can enjoy together in the dark, and sometimes that's all one can ask of a big-budget animated film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 6, 2014
What Big Hero 6 lacks in originality, it makes up for in charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 6, 2014
An exciting and sometimes funny commercial for what will surely be a delightful action figure, available in three iterations: original plushie, Samurai battle mode, and full robot warrior.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
November 6, 2014
The convoluted story gives the villain a motive that doesn't really make sense and is patched in too late in the narrative. Still, the 3-D animation is incredible.
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 6, 2014
A rousing movie that's satisfyingly infused with traditional Disney sentiment, however calculated its aims might sound.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 6, 2014
With its appealing array of nerdy characters, inventive architecture and striking cross-cultural production design, Hero is a vibrant romp.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 6, 2014
A bright, visually sumptuous 3-D computer-animated feature that gives you a bit of an emotional workout.
November 6, 2014
The real appeal of "Big Hero 6" isn't its action. It's the central character's heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 6, 2014
The central appeal of the movie is its masterful visuals. It presents every image as a vibrant, complex, gorgeously lit phenomenon, handsomer than anything seen in daily life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 6, 2014
The visuals are splendid. Even close-ups of face and hair are something to marvel at.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 6, 2014
Gets glitchy. To make engineers more awesome, the movie upgrades the gang into superheroes, which scrambles the message.
Full Review | Original Score: C
November 6, 2014
Unlike most Disney fables, there aren't any real morals or lessons to be learned here. This one is just pure, sheer fun.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 6, 2014
There's enough tried-and-true Disney sentiment here to counter the rampant antihumanism, and the futuristic settings look spectacular, but this left me feeling gross.
November 6, 2014
The storytelling is solid, propelled by characters that you come to care about. And that should make "Big Hero 6" a big hit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 6, 2014
Disney plus Marvel plus Pixar's John Lasseter equals an enjoyable jumble of kid-approved action.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 6, 2014
An action adventure that puts brain ahead of brawn as a valued commodity is always reason to celebrate. Add in the considerable heart that Baymax contributes (with elements borrowed from both "WALL-E" and "Up"), and you have a winner.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 6, 2014
There's enough visual invention afoot, and enough spirited interplay among the human characters, to keep things bobbing along.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 6, 2014
"Big Hero 6" is a fine blend of sweetness and spectacle, East and West. The meeting of Disney and Marvel sensibilities, though, is a more mixed union.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 6, 2014
Clever, colorful, fast on its feet, frequently very funny and sweet (but not excessively so), "Big Hero 6" mixes its myriad influences into a final product that, while in no way original, is immensely entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 6, 2014
In a film world that's quickly becoming oversaturated by superhero franchises, here's hoping we haven't seen the last of the characters from "Big Hero 6."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 5, 2014
Take my word for it, or better yet go find out for yourself: "Big Hero 6" is a treat.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
November 5, 2014
Hall and Williams have given us one of the rare family films that can fairly boast of having it all: humor, heart and huggability.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 5, 2014
'Big Hero 6" is one of those Disney movies in which you can practically see the hot breath of the marketing guy condensed on the neck of the screenwriter.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 5, 2014
It's well-realized visually, of course - we even see the shadows that rain-streaked windows throw on walls - but everything and everyone feels dully mechanical.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 4, 2014
Despite the Marvel-style origin story, it's derivative of better Brad Bird cartoons like The Iron Giant and The Incredibles.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 23, 2014
Sweet and sharp and exciting and hilarious, Big Hero 6 comes to the rescue of what's become a dreaded movie trope - the origin story - and launches the superhero tale to pleasurable new heights.
October 23, 2014
East meets West to immensely satisfying effect in the vibrant mash-up of an animated romp, Big Hero 6.
October 23, 2014
There's enough that's new and different about "Big Hero 6" to get excited about, especially for those still too young for Marvel's more intense live-action fare.