Astro Boy

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Astro Boy
Astro Boy is a popular Japanese character who started life as a Manga cartoon before making it onto television. Now updated for the 21st century and western audiences, we find him living on an orbiting city above Earth. He is actually a robot, modelled after and complete with the memories of, a dead little boy. He leads the campaign against the baddie who naturally wants to take over everything.

93 minutes.
Mature Accompaniment under 10 (Violence).
Action, Animated, Family, Kids, Sci-Fi.

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Voices of Nicolas Cage, Kristen Bell, Charlize Theron, Samuel L. Jackson, Bill Nighy, Freddie Highmore, Donald Sutherland
Director
David Bowers
ScreenplayDavid Bowers, Timothy Harris, from the comics by Osamu Tezuka
MusicJohn Ottman
CinematographyPepe Valencia
EditingRobert Anich Cole
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2009
Produced byImagi Animation Studios, Imagi Crystal, Tezuka Production Company Ltd.

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreChildren's animated
LanguageNone
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceFairly frequent, fantastical, mild but has impact
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith quote iconFizzels when it should fly
10
Cape Times
10
Box Office
Tim Cogshell quote iconDark and compelling but also energetic and fun
10
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconThe movie contains less of its interesting story and more action and battle scenes than I would have preferred.
15
eye Weekly
Kieran Grant quote iconThey should’ve tried Astro Boy out as a live-action fantasy. It might’ve at least led to a more interesting — or funnier — failure.
5
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconWhile not up there in the same league of computer animated visuals as the Pixar films (or in terms of the story and characters for that matter), the visual design is strikingly handsome and pays some respectful homage to Tezuka's original artwork and design.
11
Metacritic.com
22 critics
11
Rottentomatoes critics
83 critics
11
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote icon While it isn't terribly original, and it seems to have a political agenda that may rankle some viewers, Astro Boy boasts enough visual thrills to please its target demographic.
10

What the People say

Internet
1259 Netizens quote iconWow! A Kitchen-Sink Action Movie (That Works!)
13

Average .. 53%

11

Trailer






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