Bolt
Bolt (2008)

From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes Bolt, the tale of a superstar TV pup (voiced by John Travolta) who gets plopped in the middle of America with seemingly no way back to the glam and glitz of Hollywood. Thanks to his starring role on… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: March 24, 2009
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Bolt is a pleasant animated comedy that overcomes the story's familiarity with strong visuals and likable characters.

Wally Hammond
Time Out

Disney's first 3D animation, made under new head John Lasseter, is a likeable, dynamic and seductively characterised family entertainment.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Belief may be in question for much of the movie -- only for the perturbed pooch -- but fortunately, enjoyment is never a problem.

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Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files

Restores some faith that there are some creative minds left in animated films that Pixar hasn't added to its talent pool.

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Dan Kois
Washington Post

That it falls short of Pixar's lofty heights doesn't mean the attempt isn't worthwhile; indeed, Bolt is the most entertaining and well-crafted Disney Animation movie in years.

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

In the pre-Thanksgiving lull, parents can take their young'uns to Bolt, drop their 10-to-14-year-olds off at Twilight, and the whole family will have survived the weekend.

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Neil Pond
American Profile

It's sophisticated look is rich with details that are easy to take for granted, but which add immeasurably to the texture and dimension of the scenes.

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

The 3-D process is an enhancement, even though it's used with little verve or ingenuity. But the movie's terms are severely limited too.

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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle

Although it doesn't reach the heights of Finding Nemo or The Incredibles, it's a masterpiece compared with Disney's 2002 Treasure Island.

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Mark Jenkins
NPR.org

The latest generation of animated flicks is a sort of latter-day vaudeville revue. Kiddies who take Bolt to heart may conclude not only that dogs really do have superpowers, but also that everybody's in showbiz.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
My daughter loved this movie. it was cute and fun. We had a blast cuddled up on the couch laughing and enjoying this one.
Albert Kim
A fun and cute movie. Although this movie follows a very familiar formula, it's a lot of fun and feels fresh because of the quirky and live characters. The… More
Anthony Lawrie
I absolutely adored Bolt. It's one of the few animated features I've seen lately that can actually boast the cliched line 'A film the whole… More
Directors Cat
It's pleasant enough to entertain kids but that is after all why the film was made.
Phil Hubbs
Well I'm still yet to see an animated film that can topple the mighty 'Toy Story', 'TS' still sits on its throne with the number one… More
Jens S.
Very lovable, charming and really nicely animated adventure about a canine film star who has to realize he can not rely on super powers in real life.… More

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