BULLSEYE OR MISFIRE: Big Hero 6 Reviews

By Dr. Know on November 7th, 2014

Critic Reviews for Big Hero 6

via Rotten Tomatoes

Pow, pow, kaboom, cuddle. …

Full Review… | November 6, 2014
Los Angeles Times
 

The screenplay is smart enough to be considered adult-friendly. This isn’t “classic Disney” but it’s an experience parents and children can enjoy together in the dark, and sometimes that’s all one can ask of a big-budget animated film.

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ReelViews
 

What Big Hero 6 lacks in originality, it makes up for in charm.

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Toronto Star
 

The convoluted story gives the villain a motive that doesn’t really make sense and is patched in too late in the narrative. Still, the 3-D animation is incredible.

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Dallas Morning News
 

A rousing movie that’s satisfyingly infused with traditional Disney sentiment, however calculated its aims might sound.

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Boston Globe
 

With its appealing array of nerdy characters, inventive architecture and striking cross-cultural production design, Hero is a vibrant romp.

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USA Today
 

Fabulously entertaining, with colossal visuals and an endearing character in Baymax, who more than earns his lovable status.

Full Review… | November 7, 2014
Blu-ray.com
 

A good primer for filmgoers who may be too young to see something like The Avengers.

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The Verge
 

a terrific film in its first half, where screenwriters…have rejiggered the characters into a bunch of science and engineering geeks, but once its super hero aspects kick in, the film becomes derivative and tedious.

Full Review… | November 7, 2014
Reeling Reviews
 

Have a few tissues on hand for the emotional parts. You’re gonna need ‘em.

Full Review… | November 7, 2014
WaffleMovies.com
 

The material is well-trod, the story oft-told, and the characters familiar, but children don’t mind in the same way that they don’t mind hearing the same bedtime story every night.

Full Review… | November 7, 2014
Patheos
 

Big Hero 6 works precisely because it seems so familiar, with just enough fresh spin so that it feels like something new rather than a rerun.

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New England Movies Weekly
 

The humor and especially the charm are slowly but surely drained from the proceedings, and in their place, Big Hero 6 supplies only routine and formula.

Full Review… | November 6, 2014
Mark Reviews Movies
 

It has more heart, more fun, and more laughs than most of the last dozen live-action superhero flicks.

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Combustible Celluloid
 

Filled with engaging characters and imaginative touches.

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Beliefnet
 

Hiro and Baymax are characters in the best tradition of Elliott and ET and Hogarth and the Iron Giant.

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Badass Digest
 

A beautiful companion piece to “Frozen,” this film will delight and entertain audiences despite some of its heavier themes.

Full Review… | November 6, 2014
John Hanlon Reviews
 

An infectiously entertaining mash-up of sorts that’s fun, funny and filled with plenty of action, not to mention some heapings of heart. (Full Content Review for Parents Also Available)

Full Review… | November 6, 2014
Screen It!
 

Big Hero 6 finds the studio summoning up a fresh combination of action and whimsy. It’s swift, inventive, antic, and ardent, with virtuoso comic choreography and split-second slapstick timing.

Full Review… | November 6, 2014
Film Comment Magazine
 

Big Hero 6 accomplishes its goal of entertaining those young enough not to notice how dispiritingly familiar it is as both an animated and superhero movie.

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We Got This Covered
 

It’s a bonus that these are not only interesting characters because of the physical aspects of their new found powers, but they are also smart. It’s not often when the central figures of this kind of action-heavy story are the smartest people in the room.

Full Review… | November 6, 2014
Fresno Bee
 

An exciting and sometimes funny commercial for what will surely be a delightful action figure, available in three iterations: original plushie, Samurai battle mode, and full robot warrior.

Full Review… | November 6, 2014
San Diego Reader

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