Mixed or average reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 30
  2. Negative: 5 out of 30
  1. It is impossible to take your eyes off the screen.
  2. 88
    Pure slam-bam space opera.
  3. A modern digitized lollapalooza concocted out of old-fashioned slam-bang space opera elements.
  4. 75
    An impressive array of themes, stories and sequences.
  5. It moves so fast you almost forget it leaves the characters in its wake.
  6. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    Despite occasional awkwardness in character motion, viewers will be swept away by the luxuriant creation of alternate universes.
  7. 65
    What ultimately keeps Titan A.E. from taking off is an ordinary script.
  8. The glory of the picture is the eye-popping, surreal backgrounds that blast the conventional characters off the screen.
  9. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    Visually impressive but woefully dumbed-down.
  10. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    A space shot worth taking.
  11. Reviewed by: Steve Simels
    Not only one of the most spectacular cartoons ever made, but also a reasonably adult piece of sci-fi.
  12. Is it worth the goofy characters and weak story for the effects and action sequences? Absolutely.
  13. 50
    Never feels like anything more than a Saturday morning cartoon pumped up to big-screen dimensions.
  14. The real star of the movie is the background work.
  15. Like watching a 90-minute game of the video game Asteroids - all bang and no buck.
  16. Titan A.E. is ''Star Wars'' pulped and mashed into flavorless kiddie corn.
  17. It's not the story that's the story here, it' the film' bravura visual look.
  18. Despite some gorgeous sequences. . . Titan A.E. is bland.
  19. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    When it shifts into action mode, the movie can be a spectacular rush.
  20. The modeling of human figures and the sense of depth are both impressive; the characters themselves are mainly idiotic.
  21. Reviewed by: Pauline Adamek
    Redeems itself with a bold and grungy action-adventure flavor.
  22. 40
    Feels like a been-here-done-that dud.
  23. Reviewed by: Chuck Stephens
    An overproduced cartoon without a freeze-dried ounce of wit.
  24. Reviewed by: Ernest Hardy
    We should expect more of summer fare than that it merely be a visual junk-food snack as we cool off in the chill of a darkened theater.
  25. Plunges into a void created by a stale and incredibly derivative plot.
  26. Visually compelling, relentlessly loud and so shallow you need just a fragment of your brain to follow it.
  27. It continually crashes and burns on its own banality.
  28. In the end, it is inadequate, juiceless storytelling that deprives Titan A.E. of any dramatic force.
  29. 20
    Suggestive of nothing so much as Saturday-morning TV.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 50 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
  1. Dec 22, 2012
    Everybody looked at this movie thinking this is going to be one of the best animated films ever. But in reality your trying to say slow down and explain your reasoning for this movie. The events happened way too quick. Also that one character, I think his name is Tech, was so quick to be off the screen and you don't even no his importance. for the future you need to explain the events. Full Review »
  2. Jan 8, 2012
    Even now in 2012, this is still a visually stunning movie. It has memorable characters, good humour and an action-packed story line. Absolute recommendation for any Sci-fi fan. I'm deducting points for the horrible immersion-breaking vocals in the sound track, though! Full Review »
  3. Nov 28, 2011
    Titan A.E. is getting a 3D re-release on September 21, 2012 in Theaters.

    "TITAN AE IS BACK TO THEATERS" got to and Full Review »