The Polar Express

The Polar Express

The Polar Express

Robert Zemeckis' motion-capture CGI animated adaptation of the Van Allsburg childrens novel, about a young boy in search of the true spirit of Christmas, who takes a train ride on the magical Polar Express to meet Santa at the North Pole.  The Polar Express is the first fully motion-capture animated film ever.

2006Rating: G99 minsUSA
AdventureAnimatedKids & FamilyFantasy

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Variety

Variety

press

This visually impressive yet emotional frigid fable could perhaps more accurately be tagged "The Bipolar Express"...

Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

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The result is a failed and lifeless experiment in which everything goes wrong...

1.0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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A movie for more than one season; it will become a perennial, shared by the generations. It has a haunting, magical quality because it has imagined its world freshly and played true to it...

4.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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A story that soars with breakneck pace but slows in all the tender moments. Visually, this train ride is both majestic and edge-of-your-seat...

Film Threat

Film Threat

press

Just like “It’s A Wonderful Life” is shown on TV every year, The Polar Express should appear in IMAX theaters that traditionally...

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

For all the fairy-lit wonder, some will rail at the idea of the director of Back To The Future dabbling with such a schmaltzy tale. Cynics will sneeze in shock; children, young and old, will cuddle up and dream along...

3.0
BBC

BBC

press

Besides its dead-eyed cast, this 'animated' escapade is thrown off the tracks by pointless detours seemingly intended just to stretch the journey time...

2.0
Variety

Variety

press

This visually impressive yet emotional frigid fable could perhaps more accurately be tagged "The Bipolar Express"...

Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

The result is a failed and lifeless experiment in which everything goes wrong...

1.0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

A movie for more than one season; it will become a perennial, shared by the generations. It has a haunting, magical quality because it has imagined its world freshly and played true to it...

4.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A story that soars with breakneck pace but slows in all the tender moments. Visually, this train ride is both majestic and edge-of-your-seat...

Film Threat

Film Threat

press

Just like “It’s A Wonderful Life” is shown on TV every year, The Polar Express should appear in IMAX theaters that traditionally...

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

For all the fairy-lit wonder, some will rail at the idea of the director of Back To The Future dabbling with such a schmaltzy tale. Cynics will sneeze in shock; children, young and old, will cuddle up and dream along...

3.0
BBC

BBC

press

Besides its dead-eyed cast, this 'animated' escapade is thrown off the tracks by pointless detours seemingly intended just to stretch the journey time...

2.0

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