Astro Boy

Astro Boy

Astro Boy

From the company that beautifully animated TMNT comes a tale of a young robot in search of acceptance. An anime icon for decades, this is Astro Boy's cinematic debut.

Dr Tenma (voiced by Nicolas Cage), a brilliant scientist, invents Astro Boy (voiced by Freddie Highmore) after the death of his son. Still grieving, he is disappointed when he realises the new android cannot replace his human boy. Astro, armed with an array of incredible powers, is sent out into a world of gladiator robots. The young boy embarks on a quest for redemption and friendship. He learns to use his strength to save others and later returns to the city he was created in to help defend it from destruction.

2009Rating: PG90 minsUSA
12%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Appropriately for a film about robots, efficiency is the primary virtue of Astro Boy, a well-oiled CG-animated superhero pic that makes up in competence and vitality what it lacks in originality.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

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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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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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

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Variety

Variety

press

Appropriately for a film about robots, efficiency is the primary virtue of Astro Boy, a well-oiled CG-animated superhero pic that makes up in competence and vitality what it lacks in originality.

0
San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

press

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

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

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

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

0

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