Astro Boy Synopsis
Astro Boy follows the adventures of a young-yet-powerful robot who, in the hopes of winning his inventor-father’s heart, sets off on a quest to rid the world of evil.
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New York Post

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

By Owen Gleiberman
A marvelously designed piece of cartoon kinetics.
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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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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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San Francisco Chronicle

Purists should have a field day enumerating the differences between the original "Astro Boy" and this high-gloss reimagining. Someone has...
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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...
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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...
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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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ASTROBOY. Grade: B-minus. (Based on a advance VIP press preview on Sat. Oct. 17, 2009)

Directed by David Bowers(Flushed Away), ASTROBOY(voiced by Freddie Highmore) is a 94-min CGI-animated movie based on the manga character(Astroboy/Atom/Atomu) created by Dr. Osamu Tezuka. Although...

Little kids loved it

By BranFlakes1981
The laughter of children filled the auditorium during this movie. I thought it was pretty cute but nothing really spectacular. I heard adults laughing every once in a while but it's nothing like The...

Too sad for most children (and parents)

By radfrog
My 8 year old son said this movie was "too sad" for him. I totally agreed with him. Since when should the death of a child have a place in a kid's movie? My son thought up two or three different...

Astro Boy

By Raven-Maniac
Took my 3-1/2 year old son to see it. What an excellent movie. Good from start to finish. He loved it and sat and watched the entire movie. I asked him afterwards if he liked and he gave me the...

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Astro Boy = Great Acters

By Marland Heart
i like the acters in this movie but I'm not a fan of Animation I might give it a try evan thou I'm older I still see kids movies for fun!...

Reasonably Good. Not amazing.

By chris_l_miller
Good story for boys 5 and up. SPOILER ALERT: The boy dies and then the father just makes another boy from robot parts. The robot thinks he's a boy and then finds out he's not. I wouldn't recommend...

Five Word Review

By marinaccio
machine guns in my butt!...


By robot243
This movie was very great. The name is great to. Its cool and very funny. Hes ready for anything. The boy is a robot but he looks just like a boy. Like a part were he has muchine guns on his...

Decent movie but not for small children

By Tankman1812
Pace and story line of the movie were very good. However, the story begins with "Toby" actually dying. Not good for small kids. Dad struggles to recreate and bond with robot son. A true PG movie....

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Rated PG | For some action and peril, and brief mild language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Action-packed adventure a fun bet for young superhero fans.
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