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Generally favorable reviews- based on 46 Ratings

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  • Summary: A live action film based on the British television series of the 1960's.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 29
  2. Negative: 12 out of 29
  1. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    75
    When all is said and done, the movie's a steaming plate of corn -- and, indeed, that's part of the pleasure. Myles, though, delivers a fine comic performance with no strings attached.
  2. 70
    This special-effects-crammed action blockbuster is not rocket science. It's more like rocket fun.
  3. Reviewed by: Gregory Kirschling
    58
    Without fail its upbeat cheesy wholesomeness is always good for a smile.
  4. 50
    The trouble is, the kids seem to be in one earnest "After School Special"-type of movie, while the adults occupy a retro-futuristic world more like the original TV show.
  5. 38
    Watching a misfire like Thunderbirds illustrates how impressive the "Spy Kids" movies are.
  6. Reviewed by: Ben Kenigsberg
    30
    As the dapper Lady Penelope, Sophia Myles tries to infuse the enterprise with some "Charlie's Angels" verve, but she's only one life vest, and the movie is a downed plane.
  7. Reviewed by: Alan Niester
    0
    Simply put, this is a bad, bad film, this summer's answer to last summer's "The League of Extraordinary Gentleman." A dog for the dog days of summer.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. 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 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! Expand
  2. May 8, 2015
    8
    I saw the original thunderbird puppets and this movie. I cannot call myself a hardcore fan, but that is not really required to comment on theI saw the original thunderbird puppets and this movie. I cannot call myself a hardcore fan, but that is not really required to comment on the movie.

    The movie is on itself nicely made. The special effects, the cars, etc are good. The acting is good, like Milady Penelope her acting. A English lady with style and can dish out a punch when required.
    The movie has tasteful jokes.

    If you like movies and do not require a huge dose of violence, but a movie that is enjoying and can be watched by the younger audience, have a look.
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