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7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 46 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 46
  2. Negative: 6 out of 46
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  1. DonaldG.
    Jul 30, 2004
    9
    I went with my seven year on daughter and five year old son, and they both loved it. I enjoyed it too, although I was prepared for the worst. My kids are both familiar with the TV show, through DVDs, and this movie did not disappoint, although after the slow and measured pace of the original shows, the continual action was a bit overwhelming, and I was left thinking the movie could have I went with my seven year on daughter and five year old son, and they both loved it. I enjoyed it too, although I was prepared for the worst. My kids are both familiar with the TV show, through DVDs, and this movie did not disappoint, although after the slow and measured pace of the original shows, the continual action was a bit overwhelming, and I was left thinking the movie could have been better paced - it needed a little breathing space. Roger Ebert, who I usually like his reviews, panned the movie, and this has me thinking the guy has finally become as jaded as he is starting to look - this movie was simply a hoot - and his comments about the bad retro fashion sense of the film has me thinking he is also completely oblivious to modern design trends - in fact the colorful updated 60's look the film features is right up to date with the latest looks coming out of Milan, London, New York and Paris. Despite really enjoying the movie, and wanting to see it again (!) my seven year old daughter clearly wanted something with more meat, like the TV episodes, and in a way, the movie was a tantalizing series of set pieces strung together, which more than satisfied my five year old son, but left my daughter and I wanting something more substantial. But the obvious flaws did not matter in the end though - as a whole, this movie is a piece of art that hams it up in a truly risky way - by playing cornball totally straight-faced, it really sets itself apart from the run of the mill edgy, black, two-faced anti-everything fare that make up the current pop genre. Expand
  2. Lou
    Aug 10, 2004
    9
    I emensly enjoyed this movie. The cast fitted the bill entirly. I went to see it with my friends and we now all swoon over Brady Corbet. The theme tune which was performed by BUSTED was FAB. A great family film. Everyone should see it. xx
  3. RobM.
    Aug 22, 2004
    10
    A wonderful movie for everyone of all ages. And Allen got to do a lot more in the movie than he did in the series.
  4. ZulumE.
    Aug 27, 2004
    10
    The best film this year.
  5. Maddie
    Sep 27, 2005
    10
    I thought this was a fantastic film. It was so cool. The theme tune by Busted (I have to admit, I'm a fan) was "F.A.B." and I've been trying to find it on C.D. for ages!
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36

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 29
  2. Negative: 12 out of 29
  1. Reviewed by: Ray Bennett
    70
    Smartly written by William Osborne and Michael McCullers, Thunderbirds expertly targets kids. Yet parents won't be entirely bored.
  2. Reviewed by: David Rooney
    50
    The story rarely gets fired up to "maximum thrust," to use the rocket-speed parlance of its heroes.
  3. 38
    Watching a misfire like Thunderbirds illustrates how impressive the "Spy Kids" movies are.