Have a blast.
Voices of Nicolas Cage, Kristen Bell, Charlize Theron, Samuel L. Jackson, Bill Nighy, Freddie Highmore, Donald Sutherland
|Screenplay||David Bowers, Timothy Harris, from the comics by Osamu Tezuka|
|Editing||Robert Anich Cole|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|SA distributor||Nu Metro|
|Produced by||Imagi Animation Studios, Imagi Crystal, Tezuka Production Company Ltd.|
|Violence||Fairly frequent, fantastical, mild but has impact|
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What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Theresa Smith Fizzels when it should fly
Tim Cogshell Dark and compelling but also energetic and fun
|Chicago Sunday Times|
Roger Ebert The movie contains less of its interesting story and more action and battle scenes than I would have preferred.
Kieran Grant They should’ve tried Astro Boy out as a live-action fantasy. It might’ve at least led to a more interesting — or funnier — failure.
C. Fuchs While 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.
Tomatometer 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.
What the People say
1259 Netizens Wow! A Kitchen-Sink Action Movie (That Works!)
Average .. 53%