Sight and Sound - 01/01/2000
"...Genuinely moving....One of the more emotionally satisfying films of the year..."
New York Times - 08/04/1999
"...THE IRON GIANT is a smooth, skilled example of animated filmmaking..."
Box Office - 09/01/1999
"...This family film is filled with humor, suspense and situations everyone can relate to....THE IRON GIANT, like its eponymous android, has a warm soul..." -- 4 out of 5 stars
USA Today - 08/04/1999
"...Well-crafted and distinctive....Cool....GIANT has the mettle to match its metal..."
Los Angeles Times - 08/04/1999
"...Straight-arrow and subversive, made with simplicity as well as sophistication, THE IRON GIANT remembers the wonders of being a child and understands how to convey that in a media-savvy age..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 08/06/1999
"...An enchanting animate feature....An involving story that has something to say..."
Entertainment Weekly - 11/19/2004
"[T]he heartfelt tale teems with baby-boomer touchstones..."
Based on poet Ted Hughes' 1968 children's book, former SIMPSONS producer Brad Bird's adaptation proves to be a work of art the family can enjoy together--simple and visually captivating enough for kids and sharp and touching enough for adults. Hogarth is a young boy in 1950s Maine. When he finds a kind and very large robot (of unknown origin), a strong bond of friendship is formed between the two. It isn't long, however, until a government agent is on their trail, wanting to destory the robot. A beautifully rendered fable.
Based On A Novel |
Family (General) |
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