Astro Boy (AstroBoy)
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A young robot with incredible powers, super strength, and the purest spirit on the planet discovers the joys of being human while embarking on a worldwide journey to discover his true potential in this animated update of Osamu Tezuka's classic anime story. Astro Boy (Freddie Highmore) is a young robot from futuristic Metro City. Created by a brilliant scientist named Tenma (Nicolas Cage), and powered by pure positive "blue" energy that gives him such abilities as x-ray vision, inhuman speed, and flight, the wide-eyed android longs to find his true place in the world. He sets out… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 49%

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"Like its supersonic, jets-in-his-feet hero, the movie itself feels totally robotic."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"I just felt like this was a mistranslation -- almost trying to combine the slightly sinister, cold world of Japanese anime with the warm, sentimental, fuzzy, bouncy world of Hollywood kid animation."
‑ A.O. Scott, At the Movies
"He may be a reconstituted robot, but this little cyber-kid's got some real heart."
‑ Neil Pond, American Profile
"A suitably fun and entertaining hero for a new generation."
‑ Thomas Caldwell, Cinema Autopsy
"Astro Boy is a fun sci-fi adventure that will resonate with older fans and win younger viewers."
‑ Matthew Pejkovic, Matt's Movie Reviews
"The animation bar has been raised, and not just by Pixar. Poor little Astro Boy hasn't a prayer of clearing it."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"David Bowers' retro-cool update on the titular icon looks so great, it may take a while to notice it's a clunky political parable wrapped in a tonally confused fairy tale."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"A charming and entertaining animated science fiction adventure that doesn't club us over the head with sensory overload..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"He's a cross between Superman and Pinocchio, but carrying a whole movie on his back in the absence of serious graphic invention proves too big a task."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"This charming, futuristic family flick has enough firepower to overcome an awkward premise and Nicolas Cage's general creepiness."
‑ Thomas Leupp, Hollywood.com
"Bowers's play-it-straight attitude towards the material combined with the crisp, if unspectacular, animation doesn't allow 'Astro Boy' a moment to bob its head above the ever-swelling digimation pack."
‑ David Jenkins, Time Out
"There's very little that the filmmakers haven't borrowed here, making Astro Boy feel as copied as its title character."
‑ Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Times
"There is quite a bit of solid craft at work in Astro Boy ... but it feels rushed, ill-prepared and derivative. And that's because it is rushed, ill-prepared and derivative."
‑ Joshua Starnes, ComingSoon.net
"While Astro Boy might not exude the kind of originality we're used to seeing in Pixar films, it makes up for it with plenty of humor and charm."
‑ Jason Zingale, Bullz-Eye.com
"You need good villains in a movie. And if they're named "Ham Egg" then all the better."
‑ Dave White, Movies.com
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