Thunderbirds (2004)



Critic Consensus: Live-action cartoon for kids.

Movie Info

In a family of heroes, Alan Tracy was always being left out. While his father, billionaire and former astronaut Jeff Tracy and his four elder brothers are busy saving the world, Alan's biggest challenge is saving his grade point average at boarding school. And what's worse, he can't even tell his schoolmates that his dad and brothers are better known as the fearless adventurers behind the top-secret organization International Rescue--called in to save those in need whenever disaster strikes. … More

Rating: PG (for intense action sequences and language)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: William Osborne, Michael McCullers
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 21, 2003
Box Office: $6.8M
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Critic Reviews for Thunderbirds

All Critics (107) | Top Critics (33)

There's enough special effects razzle-dazzle to distract the average ten-year-old, but the script by William Osborne and Michael McCullers is stilted and humorless -- a little camp might have helped.

Full Review… | May 18, 2008
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

What impenetrable, overwrought codswallop this one's turned out to be.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

A new and rather breathtakingly misconceived attempt to revisit a vintage TV show that did not under any circumstances need to be revisited.

Full Review… | July 21, 2005
Houston Chronicle
Top Critic

Fans of the Spy Kids series will enjoy it.

Full Review… | December 29, 2010
Common Sense Media

There's just nothing redeeming about this movie...

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

The plot abounds with holes, and the dialogue is often delivered in a bland, perfunctory manner.

November 2, 2006
Christianity Today

Audience Reviews for Thunderbirds

Thunderbirds could have been a good movie, all it needed was say something to do with the series or a good script without simplistic dialgoue.

Directors Cat
Directors Cat

Super Reviewer

When I was a kid, I used to watch the Thunderbirds, I thought the show was excellent, fun and Thrilling. I was a little skeptical about watching this film, as it looked like a kids film, and it also looked like the film makers didn't know what they were doing. Boy was I right. Ths film is Aan insult to the original series, and it's fans. They could've at least made a film that the whole family could love, but instead they made a crap film. With it's child oriented humour, the film is a faillure even by child oriented film standards. This film was amusing, but it wore off, and the fact that they 'reinvented' the look and style of the original series was just wrong. They could have at least try to make a film that the entire family could love, instead they simply made this film for kids, this was honestly a bad move. One of the reasons why is becase the original fans of the series were born in the 60's and grew up watching Thunderbirds, my dad grew up on it, and he made me watch it when I was a kid. Anyhow, the film is terrible because every actor here seems miscast for the part, the story is lame, and the actors are plainly silly. Ben Kingsly was a joke in this film, not even his talent could redeem such a horrid picture. I really was hoping for something terrific on screen. Instead we were given a total joke of a movie. The nostalgic feel of this film is absent. The only good thing that came out of this film is that it will reiinforce the status of the original series more. Watch the series instead instead of this filth. This is a film that should not have been made.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer

Really? This is like comparing Spy Kids to Battlefield earth!

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

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