Thunderbirds (2004)

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… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: July 24, 2004
DVD Release Date: January 21, 2003
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Critic Score: 19% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Live-action cartoon for kids.

Joshua Katzman
Chicago Reader

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.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

This is like a C-movie version of Spy Kids. And I didn't even like Spy Kids.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Fans of the Spy Kids series will enjoy it.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

What impenetrable, overwrought codswallop this one's turned out to be.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

Fun at times and tedious at others, it's an action-adventure fantasy aimed particularly at gadget-loving boys.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

There's just nothing redeeming about this movie...

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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle

A new and rather breathtakingly misconceived attempt to revisit a vintage TV show that did not under any circumstances need to be revisited.

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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

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.

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Peter T. Chattaway
Christianity Today

The plot abounds with holes, and the dialogue is often delivered in a bland, perfunctory manner.

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Flixster Audience Score: 36% Flixster User Reviews
Directors Cat
Thunderbirds could have been a good movie, all it needed was say something to do with the series or a good script without simplistic dialgoue.
Cindy I
Not a terrible film (not good either)...what was the point of this? The reason the Thunderbirds TV show was so cool was the puppets. This film? No puppets. The… More
Alex roy
When I was a kid, I used to watch the Thunderbirds, I thought the show was excellent, fun and Thrilling. I was a little skeptical about watching this film, as… More
Jason Spencer
This is a good kids movie. It was well directed as well. I know some out there thought it was crap but the flick was made for kids. Get over it.
KJ Proulx
Really? This is like comparing Spy Kids to Battlefield earth!
Stephen M
Bearing in mind I couldn't stand the original puppet series, this needed to be bloody brilliant for me to even like it a little. It wasn't; I… More

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