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      Astro Boy

      PG Released Oct 23, 2009 1 hr. 34 min. Kids & Family Action Sci-Fi Animation List
      51% 140 Reviews Tomatometer 50% 100,000+ Ratings Audience Score In futuristic Metro City, a brilliant scientist named Tenma builds Astro Boy (Freddie Highmore), a robotic child with superstrength, X-ray vision and the ability to fly. Astro Boy sets out to explore the world and find acceptance, learning what being human is all about in the process. Finding that his friends and family in Metro City are in danger, he uses his incredible powers to save all that he loves. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Mar 13 Buy Now

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      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.

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      Amir A Suprisingly better than I thought it would be! I need to watch the manga cos this Character interests me! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 04/21/24 Full Review Anderson O Family Fun, but this updated version of Astro Boy was for kids and boring in most cases. Even for maybe a kindergarten or first grader it's a 7 out of 10. The animation style Imagi went with was right for the characters, not well for the plot. It's middle of the road for me even with a positive message. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/31/24 Full Review Idan Charles L Everything is great about this movie accept the villain Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/23/24 Full Review Lil W I absolutely loved this movie as a kid! (Still do) I don't get the hate tbh. This got me into Astro boy and started the animated series. It's such a shame to hear the animation studios "imagi" shut down due to the failure of Astro boy 🙁. They were a really outstanding production studio. I hope we get more Astro boy media in near time, I'm getting tired of generic tv and movies. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/14/24 Full Review Winter B i loved this movie shut up Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/24/23 Full Review Kieran Q This movie is not as great as the manga but it's still good. I think people are overreacting. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/26/24 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Nell Minow Movie Mom Rated: C- Feb 14, 2012 Full Review Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer Like its supersonic, jets-in-his-feet hero, the movie itself feels totally robotic. Rated: 2/4 Jul 6, 2010 Full Review Roger Moore Orlando Sentinel The animation bar has been raised, and not just by Pixar. Poor little Astro Boy hasn't a prayer of clearing it. Rated: 2/5 Jul 6, 2010 Full Review Jason Best Movie Talk The movie has its heart in the right place with its pro-eco, anti-war message, the action is energetic and it's fun trying to work out who in the eclectic cast provides which voice. Nov 27, 2020 Full Review Richard Propes TheIndependentCritic.com you will leave the movie theater absolutely craving a Frisch's Big Boy. Rated: 2.5/4.0 Sep 2, 2020 Full Review Debbie Lynn Elias Behind The Lens I think the lyrics to the original 1960's series theme song sum it all up "CROWDS WILL CHEER YOU, YOU'RE A HERO, AS YOU GO, GO, GO, ASTRO BOY!" Nov 6, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis In futuristic Metro City, a brilliant scientist named Tenma builds Astro Boy (Freddie Highmore), a robotic child with superstrength, X-ray vision and the ability to fly. Astro Boy sets out to explore the world and find acceptance, learning what being human is all about in the process. Finding that his friends and family in Metro City are in danger, he uses his incredible powers to save all that he loves.
      Director
      David Bowers
      Executive Producer
      Francis Kao, Yoshihiro Shimizu, Cecil Kramer, Ken Tsumura, Paul Wang
      Screenwriter
      Timothy Hyde Harris, David Bowers
      Distributor
      Summit Entertainment
      Production Co
      Imagi Animation Studios
      Rating
      PG (Some Action/Peril|Brief Mild Language)
      Genre
      Kids & Family, Action, Sci-Fi, Animation
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 23, 2009, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 2, 2014
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $19.5M
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