Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 14
  2. Negative: 11 out of 14
  1. If August has turned the children in your life into Bored Girl and Fidget Boy, you could find worse ways to keep them entertained.
  2. 42
    Zoom suffers from following three "X-Men" movies and "Sky High," but even if it preceded them, it'd still qualify as little more than a cheap, ugly, forgettable footnote to the seemingly endless superhero boom.
  3. Reviewed by: Felix Vasques Jr.
    "X-Men" sans the intellect and atmosphere.
  4. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    Pure Saturday matinee kiddie fodder and this close to going straight to DVD.
  5. Reviewed by: Jason Anderson
    A family-friendly adventure.
  6. Zoom is a movie that would make Dr. Frankenstein proud. Put together with parts from so many other movies, the thing positively clanks.
  7. Reviewed by: Luke Y. Thompson
    Tim Allen gamely brings some humanity to the role of the retired, powerless hero Captain Zoom, but is thwarted at every turn by bad special effects, slapdash editing, interminable pop-song montages, and a goofy performance by Courteney Cox.
  8. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Bleeds boredom from every frame.
  9. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    This tepid comic-bookish comedy should zip through its theatrical run faster than a speeding bullet. It likely won't perform much more superheroically in ancillary venues.
  10. Zoom is a C-list production in every possible way, from the actors and the special effects to the music and the script. Even the product placement is completely third rate.
  11. 25
    One of the most dismal excuses for family entertainment ever perpetrated by a major studio, this crude, lazy variation on Disney's "Sky High" (2005) revolves around the education of four "special" youngsters at the hands of a washed-up superhero.
  12. In a feat of dullness quite powerful in its own way, this lifeless family comedy sucks the joy from every joke it touches.
  13. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    A kid comedy that's been zapped by extraterrestrial suckiness rays.
  14. Reviewed by: Toddy Burton
    This comedy drags its feet, while the sappy sweetness will make you wince.
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 15
  2. Negative: 8 out of 15
  1. Nov 15, 2012
    Horrendously, laughably bad.
  2. Apr 13, 2014
    Not really sure how to describe how I feel about this movie.

    My reaction to it is kinda the same as to a cartoon show for little kids.

    The acting is average, the effects are average, the story bland and predictable. Humor childish and generally falls flat. Yet, I still found it had some charm

    This is not a good movie, but it can be a little charming and fun if you have nothing better to do.
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  3. Aug 5, 2013
    An agonizingly bad misfire at being the next big superhero kids flick. Uninspired characters, a derivative plot and a humorless spirit make this Sky High wannabe a near complete disaster. Full Review »