Critic scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.
A sweet and endearing movie. Attention, kids: It's also packed with action! Read full review
It's zippy, and the movie version has both a computerized sheen and handcrafted detailing. Because the details are cribbed from classics, parents can enjoy this 'toon as much as their kids. Read full review
The movie contains less of its interesting story and more action and battle scenes than I would have preferred. Read full review
A marvelously designed piece of cartoon kinetics. Read full review
Astro Boy alternately soars and sputters through a story line that’s not quite sure who it’s aimed at. Read full review
Derivative bits aside, the pint-sized Japanese icon takes flight in vibrant CG animation -- no 3D glasses required. Read full review
Purists should have a field day enumerating the differences between the original "Astro Boy" and this high-gloss reimagining. Someone has to. Read full review
There are tiny glints of humor and intelligence at work, and the action and animation rockets along slickly and stylishly. But unlike the protagonists of almost any and all of the Pixar titles, Astro Boy's namesake lacks even an iota of soul. Read full review
Though some scenes may be too intense for children, the action is slick, with robot clashes and airborne chases leaving the strongest impression. Read full review
Looks so great, it may take a while to notice it's a clunky political parable wrapped in a tonally confused fairy tale. Read full review
Want to terrify your toddler?
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“Astro”-nomically scary for kids.
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