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Thunderbirds Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 29, 2010
Fans of the Spy Kids series will enjoy it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
There's just nothing redeeming about this movie...
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Joshua Katzman
Chicago Reader
May 18, 2008
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.
Peter T. Chattaway
Christianity Today
November 2, 2006
The plot abounds with holes, and the dialogue is often delivered in a bland, perfunctory manner.
| Original Score: 1/4
Betsy Bozdech
September 1, 2006
Ultra-campy marionettes come to blah life in director Jonathan Frakes' souped-up but poorly written adaptation of the cult English sci-fi kids' show.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
What impenetrable, overwrought codswallop this one's turned out to be.
Pete Vonder Haar
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Kids of all sizes and genders are going to be disappointed.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Uri Lessing
July 25, 2005
The acting is (pardon the pun) wooden.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
A new and rather breathtakingly misconceived attempt to revisit a vintage TV show that did not under any circumstances need to be revisited.
Todd R. Ramlow
November 19, 2004
Here the problem is compounded by the fact that few members of the target audience (kids) are even aware of the original series.
Anthony Del Valle
Las Vegas Mercury
November 2, 2004
The script exploits what's probably the ultimate male child fantasy: proving to Daddy that son is worthy of hero-size respect.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 24, 2004
A glossy, live action adventure yarn based on the 1960's British puppet TV series.
| Original Score: C
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
October 19, 2004
An adequately entertaining flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf
August 18, 2004
The filmmakers, clearly never having seen the original TV series, sideline the spacecraft and reduce this debacle to what essentially amounts to boys 'n' The Hood.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Brian Orndorf
August 16, 2004
What's here is promising, but if the Thunderbirds decide to 'go' again, the filmmakers should involve the whole family, the way this story was intended to be.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
August 13, 2004
Contains the depth of a petri dish that's already filled to the rim.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Shane Burridge
August 10, 2004
The premise of the TV series has been abandoned just as effectively as the Tracy boys have been marooned in space for nearly the entire story
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Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
August 10, 2004
There's no variation in tone during the gee-whiz cornball spectacle, causing the movie to meld together into an interminable and substandard action sequence.
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Ethan Alter
Film Journal International
August 8, 2004
Director Jonathan Frakes throws lots of bright colors and weird gadgets at the audience, but none of this hides the lack of imagination at the movie's center.
Tony Toscano
Talking Pictures (U.S.)
August 7, 2004
Thunderbirds is just plain bad.
Full Review| Original Score: 1.5/4
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