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Thunderbirds Reviews

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.
February 9, 2006
What impenetrable, overwrought codswallop this one's turned out to be.
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.
August 2, 2004
This is like a C-movie version of Spy Kids. And I didn't even like Spy Kids.
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
July 30, 2004
Not intended for people old enough to pine for the puppets. It's for people who don't remember the first cast of Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 30, 2004
This Thunderbirds is too generic an action piece to be the defining experience Anderson's strange show once was.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 30, 2004
A fun afternoon for preteen moviegoers that has just enough charm, humor and game- for-anything actors to keep parents halfway interested as well.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 30, 2004
Aside from possibly launching a Ben Kingsley line of cosmetics, Thunderbirds seems destined to leave no lasting mark.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
July 30, 2004
Thunderbirds looks like something that began as a high-camp adventure for grownups and then got dumbed down for kids.
July 30, 2004
A lackluster Spy Kids wannabe.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 30, 2004
This foolishly conceived movie version of the 1960s sci-fi TV show is not only achingly dull, it has no respect for its origins.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
July 30, 2004
A rudimentary Spy Kids knockoff.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 30, 2004
A feeble Spy Kids imitation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 30, 2004
It's nothing terrible -- a typical kid's fantasy -- but it's nothing any sober person is going to want to sit through.
Read More | Original Score: C-
July 30, 2004
Not only did the 7-year-old boy inside me have a high old time, so did the 7-year-old daughter sitting next to me.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 30, 2004
[The movie] dumps the puppets and replaces them with human actors only slightly less wooden.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
July 30, 2004
Simply put, this is a bad, bad film, this summer's answer to last summer's The League of Extraordinary Gentleman.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
July 29, 2004
This movie is horrible to sit through, let alone talk about.
July 29, 2004
A visually impressive, but largely lifeless, limp noodle that strips the details that made the 1960s TV series work and features a bland coming-of-age story and a by-the-numbers revenge plot.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
July 29, 2004
A charmless, leaden tale that never gets off the ground, even when its characters soar through the air.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
July 29, 2004
Thunderbirds wants to be two things at once: a live-action gee-whiz kiddie flick and a nostalgic spoof of 60's England when it swung like a pendulum.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
July 29, 2004
A pretty entertaining, extremely good-looking cinematic blip.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 29, 2004
Thunderbirds is another movie that feeds the notion that Hollywood knows how to take the oddest and oldest of material and make it look spectacular -- even if the final product is as empty as a dummy's head.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
July 28, 2004
Dreary sci-fi adventure.
July 28, 2004
Long may 'F-A-B!' live on, even as this mild update slips into the movie-history remainder bin.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
July 27, 2004
It's just another entry in a seemingly endless line of Spy Kids knockoffs.
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
July 20, 2004
A piece of whiz-bang children's entertainment that could appeal to the family market far and wide.
July 7, 2004
Frakes, who reinvigorated the Star Trek franchise with First Contact, fails to pump the same energy into this tube-to-screen transfer.