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Thunderbirds Reviews

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Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
July 30, 2004
Newcomer Corbet is forced to carry the film, a daunting prospect for even the most magnetic young performers.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
July 30, 2004
This is a movie made for an audience that does not exist, at least in the land of North American multiplexes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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James Berardinelli
July 27, 2004
This is another example of the idiocy that often results when Hollywood attempts to convert an animated TV show into a non-animated movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
July 28, 2004
Dreary sci-fi adventure.
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
July 30, 2004
The movie acts as a step-by-step guide on how to make for a life- force-draining experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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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.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
August 2, 2004
This is like a C-movie version of Spy Kids. And I didn't even like Spy Kids.
Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette
July 20, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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David Hiltbrand
San Jose Mercury News
July 29, 2004
Why an actor of Kingsley's stature would sign on for this hack work is a mystery.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
April 2, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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
Eric D. Snider
July 30, 2004
I never saw the original 'Thunderbirds' TV series, so I don't know: Was it boring and stupid? Because if it was, then the movie captures it perfectly!
Full Review | Original Score: D
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+
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
July 30, 2004
Fun at times and tedious at others, it's an action-adventure fantasy aimed particularly at gadget-loving boys.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
There's just nothing redeeming about this movie...
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
July 30, 2004
The people who made Thunderbirds took a unique property and made it utterly commonplace.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
What impenetrable, overwrought codswallop this one's turned out to be.
Joe Utichi
July 25, 2004
Largely a case of what could have been, rather than what was.
| Original Score: 55/100
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
May 27, 2004
Filmed in a zany, colourful style reminiscent of the Spy Kids movies, this is enjoyable fun until earnest lines of dialog bring everything to a shrieking stop.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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