Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)

This $10 million production is taken from the only children's novel done by master spy author Ian Fleming. Caractacus Potts (Dick Van Dyke) is an eccentric inventor, widower and family man who invents a magical car that can float and… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: December 18, 1968
DVD Release Date: November 10, 1998
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Critic Score: 65% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tom Milne
Time Out

Ken Adam's sets are inventive, but the special effects are shoddy, the songs instantly forgettable, and the leisurely length an exquisite torture.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A too cutesy musical.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Ask yourself, would you rather show your kids Chitty Chitty Bang Bang or Marmaduke? I don't want to live in a world where the answer is the latter. [Blu-ray]

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Renata Adler
New York Times

A fast, dense, friendly children's musical, with something of the joys of singing together on a team bus on the way to a game.

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Emanuel Levy

Starring Dick Van Dyke, this pleasant family fable with music was nominated for the Best Song Oscar

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James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

ultimately all in good fun, although it's hard to shake entirely the sense that something is slightly askew, which is probably the point

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang contains about the best two-hour children's movie you could hope for, with a marvelous magical auto and lots of adventure and a nutty old grandpa and a mean Baron and some funny dances and a couple of [scary] moments.

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Common Sense Media Editors
Common Sense Media

A fantastical car story custom made for kids.

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Don Willmott

I'm old enough to have seen Chitty Chitty Bang Bang during its original theatrical run, and I've just about recovered.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
A family fun fest!!!
Lady D'arbanville
A childhood favourite and a Classic Musical with an adventurous journey. From the whacky inventions to the dreamlike journey, it's a film filled with… More
Mister Caple
FROM THE VAULTS OF CLASSIC CHILDREN'S MOVIES: Comes the 1968 comedy-adventure musical "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang". Dick Van Dyke(who was Oscar… More
Aj V
This is possibly the worst kids movie of the 60s. The story is stupid, there's only one good actor, and it's just too predictably stupid I… More
Directors Cat
Despite the fact it is excruciatingly long and the songs were so bad that it drags the film down. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a mostly entertaining family film.… More
erika bruhns
really fun and really funny