Astro Boy Reviews
Posted 10.22.09 by reelz
When we first saw the trailer for Astro Boy we wondered if he was Big Boy's little brother. Now he's in theaters and the consensus is "It ain't Pixar but it's still pretty good."
"...better than most of its recent competitors, such as Monsters vs. Aliens and Kung Fu Panda."
— Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"If you're pining for the richness of a Pixar film, or even for the crackerjack comedy of, say, Kung Fu Panda, look elsewhere. Yet the new Astro Boy is a marvelously designed piece of cartoon kinetics, with the pleasing soft colors and rounded-metal tactility of an atomic-age daydream."
— Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"...a well-oiled CG-animated superhero pic that makes up in competence and vitality what it lacks in originality."
— Andrew Barker, Variety
"Derivative bits aside, the pint-sized Japanese icon takes flight in vibrant CG animation — no 3D glasses required."
— Michael Rechtshaffen, Hollywood Reporter