• Astro Boy (2009)

Astro Boy

Release Date: October 23rd, 2009

DVD Release Date: March 16th, 2010

PG |1 hr 34 min

Plot Summary

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.

Cast: Freddie Highmore, Kristen Bell, Nathan Lane, Eugene Levy, Matt Lucas, Bill Nighy, Donald Sutherland, Charlize Theron

Director: David Bowers

Genres: Children , Science fiction , Animated , Action

Production Co: Imagi Animation Studios

Distributors: Summit Entertainment

Keywords: Friend , Rivalry , Quest , Lighthearted , Charming , Relationships , Son , Hilarious , Rescue

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    There are tiny glints of humor and intelligence at work, and the action and animation rockets along slickly and stylishly. But unlike the protagonists of almost any and all of the Pixar titles, Astro Boy's namesake lacks even an iota of soul. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The movie contains less of its interesting story and more action and battle scenes than I would have preferred. show more

  • 60
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    Derivative bits aside, the pint-sized Japanese icon takes flight in vibrant CG animation -- no 3D glasses required. show more

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