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Thunderbirds Are Go (1966)

Thunderbirds Are Go




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Rating: Unrated
Genre: Television, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Gerry and Silvia Anderson
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 20, 2004
United Artists

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Critic Reviews for Thunderbirds Are Go

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Campy '60s live animation adventure has some smoking.

Full Review… | April 19, 2013
Common Sense Media

For fans of the show, it's OK.

August 4, 2004
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

...there's no denying that the film could've benefited from an introduction to the saga, as it's almost impossible for neophytes to penetrate...

Full Review… | July 24, 2004
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August 28, 2002
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Audience Reviews for Thunderbirds Are Go

Keep your Power Rangers and Ninja Turtles, I'll stay with Scott, Virgil, Allen, Gordon and John Tracy, plus Brains and Lady Penelope, of course. They help make up the International Rescue team, which uses state of the art (circa 2056) equipment to save people in danger. Hard to believe this film is over 40 years old.

Watching the 90-minute movie boggles my mind at the skill the creators had with not only marionettes (that even sweat), but also the storylines and fast-paced action. With humor, action, suspense and even a little hint of romance that would be spoofed years later in Team America by the South Park team. This one's definitely reserved for those who are looking for a cool movie shot in an alternative medium. So get off of your "I'm too cool" high horse and enjoy this fun film.

El Hombre Invisible

Super Reviewer

Such a long winded film. This film takes so much time showing you unnecessary things. With much tighter editing and a shift in the story it probably would have been enjoyable. There a neat cameo by Cliff Richard Jr. and the Shadows, with an interesting dream sequence, that's the highlight of this film.

Marion Ravenwood

Super Reviewer

As a kid the Thunderbird TV show was spectacular fun, between the odd looking marionettes, the flying crafts, and the fantastic rescues it gave us something we had never seen before. The movie promised to give us what the TV show did plus more, unfortunately it does not live up to that promise. Stories that worked in a short format do not translate to a longer one and there are many times when nothing goes on in this movie. The dream sequence that includes what can only be described as a puppet music video is just bizarre even by the drug culture of the late 60's and ultimately it is a useless addition that should have been cut out at the storyboard phase of development. The culmination of the movie is that the Thunderbirds must rescue the Zero X after it runs into trouble coming back from Mars, another sequence where we ask if the trip was really necessary considering they spent about 5 minutes on the Martian surface. The Thunderbirds have a deserved cult following but it should be restricted to the TV show as only the most hardcore fans will enjoy this misguided adventure story.

Mike L.
Mike L

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