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  • Summary: Big Hero 6 is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius—thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tamago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion - a robot named Baymax - and transforms the group into a band of high-tech heroes determined to solve the mystery. [Walt Disney Animation Studios] Expand
  • Director: Chris Williams
  • Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Comedy, Animation, Family
  • Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 102 min
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. Reviewed by: Bill Goodykoontz
    Nov 5, 2014
    90
    Take my word for it, or better yet go find out for yourself: Big Hero 6 is a treat.
  2. Reviewed by: Rene Rodriguez
    Nov 6, 2014
    88
    With a film this funny, exciting and visually stimulating, who cares if you know exactly what's going to happen next, and when.
  3. Reviewed by: Betsy Sharkey
    Nov 6, 2014
    80
    Amid all the nerd-inspired firepower that gives the movie much of its flash, the big boy's droning tone proves to be the film's stealth weapon, perfect for pulling off highly targeted comic strikes.
  4. Reviewed by: Michael Phillips
    Nov 6, 2014
    75
    Without making a big deal out of it, Big Hero 6 features a shrewdly balanced and engaging group of male and female characters of various ethnic backgrounds. It'd be nice to live in a world where this wasn't worth a mention, but it is. And yet the movie belongs to the big guy.
  5. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    Nov 6, 2014
    75
    The most endearing character in Disney's animated superhero animated movie is a one-man Affordable Care Act. (Make that a one-robot ACA.)
  6. Reviewed by: Amy Nicholson
    Nov 4, 2014
    70
    Big Hero 6 is easier to admire than to love. It veers from chipper to noisy to dark stretches where it grapples with adult-sized grief.
  7. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Nov 5, 2014
    50
    Big Hero 6 even has a title that sounds like a product ordered off the takeout menu of the type of restaurant that recombines a few elements in many ways. That could work fine, if any of the ingredients were particularly flavorful.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. Nov 8, 2014
    10
    Big Hero 6 really blew me away, I expected it to be good since Disney is having another animation renaissance but once the credits began to roll all I could do was wish it was longer. This movie has something for everyone, comedy, action, some despair. In fact, surprisingly the only thing missing was romance, which is fine with me. If you love superheroes, robots, and animated films, I think you've found your holy grail. Expand
  2. Nov 7, 2014
    10
    My family got tickets to an early showing. The movie was excellent. The atmosphere was refreshingly different, the characters fleshed out, the plot touching, and the humor was rich and consistent . I would recommend this one to anyone, and especially to couples and families with children. Expand
  3. Nov 7, 2014
    10
    Big Hero 6 is a gorgeously animated movie and a technical masterpiece. It is also full of emotion, funny moments, adorable characters and creative action scenes that blew me away. I will definitely be seeing this again. Expand
  4. Nov 20, 2014
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Wouldn't say it's on the top echelon of Disney movies, but it pretty damn good. It's pretty cliche, but it has it's moments of great creativity. The plot is a little comic book generic, but the movie shows that with some references and **spoiler** Stan Lee at the end. (Sadly he might not be around for the next one). So all in all that generic story line didn't affect the overall movie. Sadly the length is what hurt. It's rushed towards the end and the reveal of the villain comes too quick. The length is a little over 1 and a half hours, which is too damn short. The ending is where your really see the short length. It's rushed and the final boss seen is overwhelming. Overall I'm satisfied, but I would not say this is one of the better movies of the year or better than Gone Girl. 8.8 Expand
  5. Nov 8, 2014
    8
    Gorgeously animated as per Disney's excellent standard, but surprisingly sporting a predictable superhero origin plot. What makes it an 8 is simply the inclusion of Baxmax, one of the most endearing Disney creation in years. He provides both the comedy relief and the heart of the film. Kids will love this and another home run for Disney. Expand
  6. Nov 14, 2014
    8
    One of Disney's great animation traditions is to show a short before the feature. "Feast" is a delightful look at a hungry puppy. Then comes the main event, an energetic and non-stop action adventure that follows a young man (Hiro) and his large, soft robot Baymax. They team up with a group of inventor nerds to form a super group that tackles a villain with a cool weapon. The pace is lively and the characters are interesting, but only one (voiced by T.J. Miller) provides any comedy. Most of that is left to Baymax's sweet size and lovable attitude. The visuals are bright, beautiful and dazzling, as Disney does best. Fun for kids and adults. NOTE: Stay thru the credits for one of the best cameo gags ever! Expand
  7. Nov 9, 2014
    4
    Seems like every mark here is just so in love with animated movies they can't see how dull and boring they are becoming. This one is not particularly interesting, and it's hardly "gorgeous" unless you collect salt shakers. Expand

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