Astro Boy (AstroBoy)
Astro Boy (AstroBoy) (2009)

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… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: October 23, 2009
DVD Release Date: March 16, 2010
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Critic Score: 49% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While it isn't terribly original, and it seems to have a political agenda that may rankle some viewers, Astro Boy boasts enough visual thrills to please its target demographic.

Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Like its supersonic, jets-in-his-feet hero, the movie itself feels totally robotic.

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A.O. Scott
At the Movies

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.

Neil Pond
American Profile

He may be a reconstituted robot, but this little cyber-kid's got some real heart.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

The animation bar has been raised, and not just by Pixar. Poor little Astro Boy hasn't a prayer of clearing it.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

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.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A charming and entertaining animated science fiction adventure that doesn't club us over the head with sensory overload...

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David Jenkins
Time Out

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.

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Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Times

There's very little that the filmmakers haven't borrowed here, making Astro Boy feel as copied as its title character.

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Joshua Starnes

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 50% Flixster User Reviews
Dead Angel
Gah the ending -_-
Michael Edwards
A very fun and entertaining, cg retelling of the classic anime and manga
Directors Cat
Like TMNT, Astro Boy lacks originality and falls short of it's source material. So fans of the anime may be dissapointed but for the rest of us it's… More
James Alvarez
An enjoyable kids movie.
Drake Tsui
Astro Boy is a suitable first-entry into the SciFi genre, with all the charm, thrills and fun that its demographic needs in a classic premise of political… More
Alexis Nomm
"..just okay" seems to be what i hear and it's how i feel about it too. it's not really for kids. death, evil dads, war.. it's not like… More