Bolt Synopsis
A television superhero dog discovers he doesn’t need his make-believe powers.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Bolt breaks no great new stylistic ground -- and yet it's a sturdy beaut.
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88

Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
Bolt has the magical quality of great animation, the ability to touch us without the hint of preachiness or manipulation.
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88

Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
Bolt proves a refreshing throwback to the animated classics of yore.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
While this charmer about a canine James Bond does not pack the emotional punch of "WALL-E," it's frisky fun to see the white shepherd get a...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
It's doubtful that audiences go to animated features to hear movie stars talk. They go because a film sounds like fun and something their...
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
This stuff is clever, in the reflexively satirical, self-aware way that many animated films are. It's not until the dog is accidentally...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
There's a terrific tenderness in Travolta's performance, while Cyrus and company are similarly effective.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Bolt borrows amiably from a host of sources, including "The Incredible Journey," "Lilo and Stitch" and "Toy Story 2."
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Though every frame is great to look at, Bolt's script - by the co-writers of "Mulan" and "Cars" - lacks the wit of its closest Pixar...
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60

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Taken on its own terms, Bolt the movie certainly makes the cut.
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BOLT to the theater now! BOLT = so CUTE!!! Grade: A-solid

By MOVIES REVIEWER
NOV. 17TH. 2008 - I just saw the advance press screening of this WONDERFUL entertaining Disney animated movie. It is by far one of the BEST animated movie this year(that puts to shame the atrociously...

Bolt

By conradwsba1
This was a pretty exciting movie. I enjoyed it. The coolest part was when they were trapped in a fire....

surprised at how entertaining it was

By sugargookie
to be honest, i only went to see the movie because the hamster looked insanely hilarious. i definitely wasn't expecting to be pulled into the story and fall in love with all of the characters. i've...

early preview

By pjlacy2
Bolt is highly anticipated because of Miley Cyrus with the young crowd. THe movie has a lot going for the adults too. When Bolt talked, you could vision John Travolta, but I could not see Miley...

Good Kid Show.

By nanell
This was a cute film. We saw it in 3-d and the effect where great. Even when you took off the 3d glasses you could still watch the movie it was just a bit blurry. A good family film with...

A+ for family freindliness

By jbird610
Great story. Funny. Maybe a little predictable at times, but it was still good. When you consider all the trash that's out there, I'm glad Disney still produces family-friendly movies....

BOLT

By rnbuller
Great movie my kids loved it and want to see it again, it kept their attention. Would go see again....

Bolt

By Trillium
Delightful! There is enough action to engage the kids and intelligent humor for the adults. I especially liked the message the character Mittens gave about abandoned pets, well done! The animation...

GO BOLT GO!

By movie_see_em
This movie probably doesn't need another review. This animated film is so very entertaining.. The story line is something useable for the writers but it doesn't need to be complex anyway. I'm a kid...

Great movie

By Woofermouse
Non-stop laughs...

More Info

Rated PG | For some mild action and peril
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 5+ Super-dog adventure is fun, age-appropriate for kids.
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