Bolt Reviews

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February 12, 2009
The jokes aren't a match for Pixar's best, and there's too much sentimentality (as if Lasseter were determined to keep Disney's cartoons just that little bit less cool than Pixar's), but this is still an above-average children's film.
February 6, 2009
Tremendously lovable and funny stuff.
February 6, 2009
Bolt is a damn enjoyable and undeniably funny film.
February 5, 2009
Disney's first 3D animation, made under new head John Lasseter, is a likeable, dynamic and seductively characterised family entertainment.
February 5, 2009
The fact that the hamster steals the film speaks volumes about the lack of fresh ingredients.
February 5, 2009
Even if it's a bit too knowing in places for children and a bit lightweight in others for adults, as a whole it gives Pixar every chance to show that even with a moderate story line it can give us something to savour.
January 2, 2009
The perfect holiday movie follow-on for those kids and kidults still high on the comic buzz of Madagascar 2.
January 2, 2009
While it may lack a certain amount of bite, there's plenty of bark to recommend this winning animated adventure.
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
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
Belief may be in question for much of the movie -- only for the perturbed pooch -- but fortunately, enjoyment is never a problem.
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
Although it doesn't reach the heights of Finding Nemo or The Incredibles, it's a masterpiece compared with Disney's 2002 Treasure Island.
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.
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.
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.
November 21, 2008
Wall-E, it's not, but its target kiddie audience will have no problem whatsoever adopting Bolt.
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.
November 21, 2008
Bolt isn't a dazzler, but it's entertainment with heart.
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