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Bolt Reviews

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November 21, 2008
That it falls short of Pixar's lofty heights doesn't mean the attempt isn't worthwhile; indeed, Bolt is the most entertaining and well-crafted Disney Animation movie in years.
November 21, 2008
While it's not at the level of Pixar (and I ask you, what is?), Bolt is a solid animated film with plenty of action and plenty of heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 21, 2008
The 3-D process is an enhancement, even though it's used with little verve or ingenuity. But the movie's terms are severely limited too.
November 21, 2008
Sometimes a story is so beautifully simple that it's impossible to muck it up, and the animated 3-D Bolt is a perfect example.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 21, 2008
Belief may be in question for much of the movie -- only for the perturbed pooch -- but fortunately, enjoyment is never a problem.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 21, 2008
In the pre-Thanksgiving lull, parents can take their young'uns to Bolt, drop their 10-to-14-year-olds off at Twilight, and the whole family will have survived the weekend.
November 21, 2008
If only first-time directors Chris Williams and Byron Howard would have followed the advice in their own film, Bolt could have turned out to be incredibly extraordinary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 21, 2008
Bolt is packed with action sequences, but it finds room for humor and heart, too.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 21, 2008
Whenever a new kids' film comes out, there's always the hope that it'll work for adults, too. Alas, not this time. But the kids will probably like it.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 21, 2008
Sharply-drawn supporting characters, a solid narrative hook and slickly constructed action-adventure sequences help make for a vibrant, engaging, feel-good treat that will connect strongly with younger viewers.
November 21, 2008
Although it doesn't reach the heights of Finding Nemo or The Incredibles, it's a masterpiece compared with Disney's 2002 Treasure Island.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 21, 2008
Bolt, with its numerous winks and nudges, reminds us how attuned we are to the falseness of pop culture, which isn't the same thing as connecting us with its truths.
November 21, 2008
Disney animation takes a tentative step out of the shadows of Pixar with Bolt, a winning 3D-animated action-comedy that marries the best Disney traditions with Pixar polish.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 21, 2008
While Bolt isn't as funny, memorable or inspired as the animation classic from which it pilfers, it's still beautifully animated, cleanly told, professionally voiced and makes you smile without insulting your intelligence.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 21, 2008
Overall it's basically a crass marketing concept closer to Beverly Hills Chihuahua than a fully conceived work of art like Wall-E.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 21, 2008
Disney surely sees that inside the kinetic movement of Pixar films is a lot of restraint. Bolt is super-fast, yet not as super-sincere as it would like to believe.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 21, 2008
Wall-E, it's not, but its target kiddie audience will have no problem whatsoever adopting Bolt.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 21, 2008
At the end of the day, Bolt is a sweet Disney family film, but Lasseter's oversight has made it smarter than it otherwise would have been.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 21, 2008
You won't need to keep a pack of tissue at the ready here, but Bolt does have some lump-in-the-throat moments courtesy of a vividly drawn, huggable main character you grow to love.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 21, 2008
Bolt isn't a dazzler, but it's entertainment with heart.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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