An adventurer (Bill Paxton) and his family battle a criminal mastermind after he attacks their base and plans to rob the world's largest banks.
" A rudimentary Spy Kids knockoff. "
" What impenetrable, overwrought codswallop this one's turned out to be. "
" A feeble Spy Kids imitation. "
" This is a movie made for an audience that does not exist, at least in the land of North American multiplexes. "
" The people who made Thunderbirds took a unique property and made it utterly commonplace. "
" Not only did the 7-year-old boy inside me have a high old time, so did the 7-year-old daughter sitting next to me. "
" Aside from possibly launching a Ben Kingsley line of cosmetics, Thunderbirds seems destined to leave no lasting mark. "
" A lackluster Spy Kids wannabe. "
" There's enough special effects razzle-dazzle to distract the average ten-year-old, but the script by William Osborne and Michael McCullers is stilted and humorless -- a little camp might have helped. "
" It's nothing terrible -- a typical kid's fantasy -- but it's nothing any sober person is going to want to sit through. "
" [The movie] dumps the puppets and replaces them with human actors only slightly less wooden. "
" Not intended for people old enough to pine for the puppets. It's for people who don't remember the first cast of Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers. "
" A new and rather breathtakingly misconceived attempt to revisit a vintage TV show that did not under any circumstances need to be revisited. "
" This Thunderbirds is too generic an action piece to be the defining experience Anderson's strange show once was. "
" This foolishly conceived movie version of the 1960s sci-fi TV show is not only achingly dull, it has no respect for its origins. "
" Fun at times and tedious at others, it's an action-adventure fantasy aimed particularly at gadget-loving boys. "
" This is like a C-movie version of Spy Kids. And I didn't even like Spy Kids. "
" Thunderbirds looks like something that began as a high-camp adventure for grownups and then got dumbed down for kids. "
" A fun afternoon for preteen moviegoers that has just enough charm, humor and game- for-anything actors to keep parents halfway interested as well. "
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