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Generally favorable reviews- based on 45 Ratings

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  • Summary: A live action film based on the British television series of the 1960's.
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: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  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

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