75

New York Post

A sweet and endearing movie. Attention, kids: It's also packed with action!
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75

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
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.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie contains less of its interesting story and more action and battle scenes than I would have preferred.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
A marvelously designed piece of cartoon kinetics.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Astro Boy alternately soars and sputters through a story line that’s not quite sure who it’s aimed at.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Derivative bits aside, the pint-sized Japanese icon takes flight in vibrant CG animation -- no 3D glasses required.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

Purists should have a field day enumerating the differences between the original "Astro Boy" and this high-gloss reimagining. Someone has to.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
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.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Though some scenes may be too intense for children, the action is slick, with robot clashes and airborne chases leaving the strongest impression.
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
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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53 out of 100
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