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  • Summary: After hundreds of lonely years of doing what he was built for, Wall-E discovers a new purpose in life when he meets a sleek search robot named EVE. [Walt Disney Pictures]
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  1. Positive: 39 out of 39
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  1. Mixing Chaplinesque delicacy with the architectural grandeur of a Stanley Kubrick film, director Andrew Stanton recycles film history and makes something fresh and accessible from it without pandering to a young audience.
  2. The new Pixar picture Wall-E is one for the ages, a masterpiece to be savored before or after the end of the world.
  3. The first half hour of WALL-E is essentially wordless, and left me speechless. This magnificent animated feature from Pixar starts on such a high plane of aspiration, and achievement, that you wonder whether the wonder can be sustained. But yes, it can.
  4. 100
    Daring and traditional, groundbreaking and familiar, apocalyptic and sentimental, Wall-E gains strength from embracing contradictions that would destroy other films.
  5. Reviewed by: Bob Mondello
    90
    The first hour of Wall-E is a crazily inventive, deliriously engaging and almost wordless silent comedy of the sort that Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton used to make.
  6. 88
    Put simply, WALL-E is about as charming as movies get.
  7. 70
    The picture feels weirdly, and disappointingly, disjointed, something that starts out as poetry and ends as product.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 57 out of 504
  1. B.W.
    Jul 4, 2008
    10
    A lot of people seem to share my opinion about how incredible this film was. I personally feel that this may be the best film I've ever A lot of people seem to share my opinion about how incredible this film was. I personally feel that this may be the best film I've ever seen. I don't see this as bashing any one group of people based on their weight (...and I love that one person commented on how this movie would offend "fat people". Don't you think that some people might find that label offensive?). It does raise some important questions about the amount of time that we spend in front of our computer/screens these days, the lack of time that we spend playing outdoors and interacting with others face to face, and the nature of the "corporate beasts" that rule the retail market. More importantly, it's got great music, amazing graphics, and is truly endearing and hilarious. Watch this movie. And then go for a walk with family or friends. Expand
  2. VictoriaB.
    Aug 4, 2008
    10
    Words fail me. I've never seen something so adorabe that my only reaction was to cry like a big blubbering idiot. Wall-e may speak Words fail me. I've never seen something so adorabe that my only reaction was to cry like a big blubbering idiot. Wall-e may speak differently to anyone but for me, it was almost perfect. No, it WAS perfect. Expand
  3. TrevorO.
    Jun 29, 2008
    10
    We live in an era of corporate enterprise, of chaotic consumption and consumerism. Mega-corp retail gods have trash-compacted all of our We live in an era of corporate enterprise, of chaotic consumption and consumerism. Mega-corp retail gods have trash-compacted all of our worst-set needs into a clean, white warehouse box, and we are glued to our recliners and fed luxury and entertainment at warp-speed. Consumerism is consuming our humanity. Wall-E begins in a setting where we have been consumed and then digested. This is the most serious approach film has ever taken to addressing this oncoming reality. Expand
  4. Emarsh
    Jan 24, 2009
    10
    I was shocked to find that Pixar had made such a subdued yet touching movie. The film is a master piece when you take into account it is I was shocked to find that Pixar had made such a subdued yet touching movie. The film is a master piece when you take into account it is trying to please everybody, children and adults alike, and succeeds. This isn't just a great children's movie, it's a great movie, period. Expand
  5. Becquer
    Jan 31, 2009
    9
    The pinnacle of Pixar's genius so far, WALL-E is both a poignant social commentary as well as an aesthetic cinematic masterpiece that The pinnacle of Pixar's genius so far, WALL-E is both a poignant social commentary as well as an aesthetic cinematic masterpiece that will set the bar for animated films for years to come. Expand
  6. CM.
    Jun 29, 2008
    8
    Very creative, visionary even. Gotta give props for creating a dystopian kid's movie. Plenty of awesome nods to Star Wars, Space Very creative, visionary even. Gotta give props for creating a dystopian kid's movie. Plenty of awesome nods to Star Wars, Space Odyssey, and even the Matrix. Also some funny inside humor from Mac, like the technologically superior Eve's shiny exterior, the purple cosmos (Leopard) and Wall-e's chime. A great message, I would say this is a very important film for our current social dialogue. Expand
  7. BillN.
    Jul 3, 2008
    0
    The fart noises and the sexually suggested messages wasn't my thing. Who are you catering to: little kids or socially retarded adults?

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