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Based on 29 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 31 )
  • 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

  • December 30, 2011 snazh
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    If, you\'re looking for a heart warming movie of a dog/girl relationship, it does\'t get better. Looking at the ratings, others have given ti, it makes you wonder if they\'re ears were disengaged or just their minds. The dilogue is clever and upbeat with humorous sprinkled throughout. This animation will grow in favvor as the years move on, it will be appreciated more and more.

  • November 20, 2009 cmdwasme
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    i like miley cyrus she is the voice of penny i like penny she said to bolt speek a bolt bark the thug were gone and penny bolt are safe the movie was overf penny took the picture of penny

  • November 05, 2009 ttmrktmnrfn0830
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    That movie was soooooo lol!!!!! Soooooo awesome!!!!! LUV IT!!!!! lol John Travolta and Myley Cyrus are a great acting team. p.s: August 30 is my birthday!!!!! lol RIP Flower Whiskers

  • August 30, 2009 OneWayOnlyJesus
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    Great movie. The whole family really enjoyed it. I'd like to see a sequel where they really do Spy Kid-type stuff, that would be cute.

  • June 05, 2009 Rean Rossier
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    I liked this movie, but I thought the hamster Rhino was stupid overall this movie was not that bad I still enjoyed so that's good.

  • April 20, 2009 MackyScooby
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    i love the movie it was great.

  • March 15, 2009 utahfinegirl
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    Very good family movie. The cat character makes the movie. All of my kids sat through it with out wiggling which is always good.

  • March 02, 2009 Amazingcrystal
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    this movie good with out the 3-D is much better i want see it with out 3-D at all

  • January 01, 2009 PurpleMovies27
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    Not a good movie, it's just not my type and it was boreing all the way through and the storyline is not that good.

  • December 30, 2008 hawaiimis4
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    My cousins saw it, and told me all about this movie. I think and thought about this movie. It's an amazing movie, and very funnyl. I suggest this movie to all kids it's a laugh-out-loud kid movie. Parents will love it too. It's cute, f unny, and just the right kind of movie. Go Bolt this deserves a Five Star Rating!


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