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Based on 27 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 100
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    Heart and tenderness are rare in cartoon movies. But in an age of frenetic children's fare, the new animated adventure The Iron Giant dares to show a lot of both, and it comes up a winner. show more

  • 75
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    We are happy to report there is intelligent life in feature animation beyond planet Disney and the gaseous ball of foul language known as South Park. show more

  • 100
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    It's an antidote to complacency. The question is, whom is it trying to wake up? show more

  • 93
    Cody Clark Mr. Showbiz

    Bird's movie neither panders to children nor sneers at them, and it beautifully, lucidly captures the giddy adventurousness of childhood. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Not just a cute romp but an involving story that has something to say. show more

  • 88
    Mark Caro Chicago Tribune

    An animated tale equipped with heart, humor, blazing action and not a sappy song in earshot. show more

  • 88
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    Keeps its sense of humor while dealing with serious issues. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    This remarkably clever, often hilarious animation derives much of its humor from its satirical view of the 1950s. show more

  • 75
    Howard Cohen Miami Herald

    The kind of uplifting film families can enjoy without any reservations. show more

  • 75
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    A solid, not to say ironclad, winner in the less than overcrowded family animation arena. show more

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