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Rated PG · 94 minutes · 2009

Action, Animated, Science fiction
In this underwhelming animated movie, a little kid (the voice of Freddie Highmore, sans his British accent) gets killed by a rampaging robot and is resurrected as a super-robot boy. He must deal with the mixed feelings of his scientist dad (Nicolas Cage) and a group of plucky human children led by a girl (Kristen Bell) who doesn’t like robots. The premise is a little boring, and it’s not helped by the fact that the animation is lackluster. The plot involves some robot fights and political garbage surrounding a bland character voiced by Donald Sutherland. They got Sutherland’s big teeth right, but that’s about all they did correctly with this venture.
Official Site: www.astroboy-themovie.com
Director: David Bowers
Producer: Maryann Garger, Francis Kao, Yoshihiro Shimizu, Cecil Kramer, Ken Tsumura and Paul Wang
Cast: Freddie Highmore, Kristen Bell, Nathan Lane, Eugene Levy, Matt Lucas, Bill Nighy, Donald Sutherland, Charlize Theron, Samuel Jackson and Nicolas Cage

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Portland Mercury Astrology 101 Astro Boy Is Asimov for the K-6 set. by Erik Henriksen 10/22/2009
Colorado Springs Independent Opening this week Amelia, Astro Boy, Good Hair and more. 10/22/2009
Colorado Springs Independent Robo-flop It's creepy, and it's weird, particularly in how the film pretends to a "robots are people, too" theme yet itself fails to treat the robots as such. by MaryAnn Johanson 10/22/2009
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The Coast Halifax Astro Boy remake charming and thoughtful Vintage manga strip successfully reimagines robot boy vs giant evil robot storyline. by Hillary Titley 10/22/2009

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