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In a family of heroes, Alan Tracy was always being left out. While his father, billionaire and former astronaut Jeff Tracy and his four elder brothers are busy saving the world, Alan's biggest challenge is saving his grade point average at boarding school. And what's worse, he can't even tell his schoolmates that his dad and brothers are better known as the fearless adventurers behind the top-secret organization International Rescue--called in to save those in need whenever disaster strikes. Alan dreams of one day joining his close-knit family in their global vocation and even… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 19%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Joshua Katzman, Chicago Reader
"This is like a C-movie version of Spy Kids. And I didn't even like Spy Kids."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Fans of the Spy Kids series will enjoy it."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"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."
‑ Betsy Bozdech,
"Here the problem is compounded by the fact that few members of the target audience (kids) are even aware of the original series."
‑ Todd R. Ramlow, PopMatters
"What impenetrable, overwrought codswallop this one's turned out to be."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"Fun at times and tedious at others, it's an action-adventure fantasy aimed particularly at gadget-loving boys."
‑ Claudia Puig, USA Today
"There's just nothing redeeming about this movie..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Kids of all sizes and genders are going to be disappointed."
‑ Pete Vonder Haar, Film Threat
"The script exploits what's probably the ultimate male child fantasy: proving to Daddy that son is worthy of hero-size respect."
‑ Anthony Del Valle, Las Vegas Mercury
"A new and rather breathtakingly misconceived attempt to revisit a vintage TV show that did not under any circumstances need to be revisited."
‑ Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle
"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."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"The plot abounds with holes, and the dialogue is often delivered in a bland, perfunctory manner."
‑ Peter T. Chattaway, Christianity Today
"The acting is (pardon the pun) wooden."
‑ Uri Lessing,
"A glossy, live action adventure yarn based on the 1960's British puppet TV series."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
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