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Based on 29 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 75
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    It's doubtful that audiences go to animated features to hear movie stars talk. They go because a film sounds like fun and something their kids and maybe they themselves might enjoy. Bolt is all that and more. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Bolt borrows amiably from a host of sources, including "The Incredible Journey," "Lilo and Stitch" and "Toy Story 2." show more

  • 60
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Taken on its own terms, Bolt the movie certainly makes the cut. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    While this charmer about a canine James Bond does not pack the emotional punch of "WALL-E," it's frisky fun to see the white shepherd get a new leash on life. show more

  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Though every frame is great to look at, Bolt's script - by the co-writers of "Mulan" and "Cars" - lacks the wit of its closest Pixar relative, "The Incredibles." Rhino and some goofy pigeons provide the few laughs once the tale goes cross-country. show more

  • 70
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    There's a terrific tenderness in Travolta's performance, while Cyrus and company are similarly effective. show more

  • 88
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    Bolt proves a refreshing throwback to the animated classics of yore. show more

  • 88
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    Bolt has the magical quality of great animation, the ability to touch us without the hint of preachiness or manipulation. show more

  • 75
    TV Guide

    This winning mix of exciting action, heart-tugging sentiment, and gentle character comedy makes Bolt yet another solid addition to Disney's history of family-friendly fare. show more

  • 75
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    This stuff is clever, in the reflexively satirical, self-aware way that many animated films are. It's not until the dog is accidentally shipped off to New York City that the movie lets you in on an altogether more interesting idea: It doesn't want to be that cool. show more

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