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Bolt Reviews

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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 18, 2008
[W]hen the canine protagonist of Bolt borrows a character arc from Buzz Lightyear, even youngsters will smell a rip-off.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 20, 2008
It's a seriously withholding action comedy, stingy on the wit, charm, jokes, narrative satisfactions and animals with personalities sharp enough for the big screen.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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 19, 2008
Bolt is perfectly amiable but rarely brisk, with neither its premise nor its execution quite inspired enough to elicit more than faint admiration.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 29, 2008
Disney Lite - thin and familiar but love that digital animation!
November 20, 2008
90 minutes of empty-headed family entertainment of the type that you have seen a hundred times before and while it is better than many films of its ilk, it never quite comes into its own as a worthwhile experience in its own right.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 22, 2009
Molonoti me ton Lasseter kapoy pano ap' tin paragogi, na tis dinei aroma Pixar, i prototypia tis tainias tis Disney eksantleitai se merika oraia panarismata kai haritomenes gonies tainias drasis sti skinothesia, i asfaleia tis sto problepsimo senario omos
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 20, 2008
Fun, four-legged scampering isn't enough when the characters are so unmemorable, the high concept is so wobbly and the journey doesn't have you rooting for a reunion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 21, 2008
The unappealing cross-country trip of a dog, a cat, and a hamster.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/5
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
It's not a 'gourmet' banquet on the order of Ratatouille or the first Shrek, but this peppy picture is certainly more than a cinematic 'snack,' and for its 96-minute running time will not bore kids, the parents or other adults joining them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 21, 2008
Not much here for grownups to enjoy ... apart from watching the kids get a kick out of the film. (And the pigeons.)
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 25, 2008
The 3-D glasses are a pain and the film is too long, but the hamster and cat run away with the show.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
November 21, 2008
Adults won't find much to enjoy here, though the dog's high-octane action series serves as a perverse parody of Jerry Bruckheimer-style summer blockbusters.
November 20, 2008
The digital comedy-adventure starts out pretty slow and never really finds its footing, especially in regards to its needed comic edge.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 21, 2008
To paraphrase a line often misattributed to Samuel Johnson, this Disney-aspires-to-Pixar combination is both original and good; the problem is the original parts aren't good and the good parts aren't original.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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.
January 24, 2009
There really isn't anything terribly fresh nor distinctive here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 6, 2010
The latest generation of animated flicks is a sort of latter-day vaudeville revue. Kiddies who take Bolt to heart may conclude not only that dogs really do have superpowers, but also that everybody's in showbiz.
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