75

Chicago Tribune

It's better than some James Bond movies--no matter what your age.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Despite a relatively paltry $40 million budget, Stormbreaker has the sheen and special effects of a Bond movie, and the ambition as well.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Taken for what it is - 'tweenage escapism - Stormbreaker is moderately fun.
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
For kids strung out on Anthony Horowitz's 007-lite adventure series, this maiden adaptation is a pleasant enough diversion from having to flip the pages.
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63

USA Today

By Staff [Not Credited]
Though the film is not terribly original (and features a jarringly miscast Alicia Silverstone as Alex's nanny), the action scenes are diverting, the veteran cast is amusing and the engaging Pettyfer makes a solid debut.
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50

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Sax keeps things moving, but the best thing about the film is the British cast.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker is "Agent Cody Banks" played British and kinda straight -- that is, as straight as you can when your villain, who dispatches foes with a giant jellyfish, is played by a toothpick-chomping Mickey Rourke in purple eye shadow.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Ray Bennett
A lame and disappointing affair.
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38

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
This lame teenage James Bond will leave audiences neither shaken nor stirred.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
While it's filled with quality actors, this James Bond tale for tweens feels like something you should be getting for free on television.
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42 out of 100
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