Battle for Terra Synopsis
A peaceful alien planet faces annihilation, as the homeless remainder of the human race sets its eyes on Terra. Mala, a rebellious Terrian teenager, will do everything she can to stop it.
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San Francisco Chronicle

The plot is an obvious parable for modern dilemmas, yet in the hands of the film's creators, and with their graceful use of 3-D, viewers...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The animation is nicely stylized and the color palette well-chosen, although the humans are so square-jawed, they make Dick Tracy look like...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The animation is splendid on what must have been, since this is not a studio film, a modest budget.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Tentle, dreamy animated sci-fi tale.
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TV Guide

The good news is that Battle for Terra's moments of unbalance ultimately right themselves into a surprisingly earnest, engaging film.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
It's an unconventional premise: that aliens live in harmony and humans are the warmonger invaders. But it's not that simple.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
All in all? A curious preachment yarn for peace, one which makes you wonder if the filmmakers couldn't wait to get to the climactic aerial...
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Boston Globe

Please, moviegoers, time is running out for us. Our civilization (and bottom line) depend on fast-food kiddie meals stuffed with toys. In...
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Charlotte Observer

Naive but ambitious, it comes across as a "Battlestar Galactica" vetted by pacifists, "Clone Wars" neutered for Saturday morning kids' TV.
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Aggressively ugly and intergalactically boring, the dismal sci-fi kiddie cartoon Battle for Terra is too weak to be shown anywhere except...
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Peace-mongering at it's best. (if you can say that)

By Erudius
After pre-screening this movie, I would have to say it was a bitter dissapointment. The story is not about saving earth so if you're thinking the earth is being saved from an alien invasion, don't...

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By movie Fannatic
I saw a special preview screening yesterday and it was pretty good overall. It was actually pretty intense for an animated movie. Perfect for 8 yr. old boys. Go see it. Overall grade B-...

A better animated film.

By ~Robert~
This is one of the best animated films I have seen in a while. It is a refreshingly mature film that ignores the tired old formulas of mainstream animation. If you want the usual goofy characters...

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By universeeye
more copy cat crap butt you might like it if your an idiot...

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By tlfuller2nd
A simple, but novel story that presents a peaceful alien race that is threatened to extinction by an invading army of human beings. The engaging aspect of this movie brilliantly portrays war in...

Interesting twist on the usual alien invasion

By The_Tuna
nice job for a independent animated feature. character models were a little blockish but the sets and environments were amazing. plot was straightforward. my son 3.5 liked it also. probably will be...

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By whyRmovies2expensive
The husband and I enjoyed it more than the kids. Our 7 y/o son was into it but not the 4 y/o. Overall, a good family movie....go to the matinee show. Way better than Wall-E......

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By HeadoverHillCountry
This movie is not the normal animated film you see today. It did not have cute little cheap laugh skits in the movie that are there only for a laugh. This was a novel approach for a new...

This Movie Is A Winner!!

By mickey13282002
I really enjoyed Battle for Terra. The story is a fresh take on the classic Alien Invasion genre with an interesting twist. I found the narrative interesting and the characters well developed......

Not your typical Alien vs Humanity, Must see!

By Stenieone
I thought this was a fantastic show! It really made you think about what could happen if we were the aliens not the ones being invaded. Some of the younger kids in the audience were noticeably...

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Rated PG | For sequences of sci-fi action violence and some thematic elements
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Animated space adventure tackles war, complex themes.
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