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100
San Francisco Chronicle
Heart and tenderness are rare in cartoon movies. But in an age of frenetic children's fare, the new animated adventure The Iron Giant dares to show a lot of both, and it comes up a winner.
100
New York Daily News
It's an antidote to complacency. The question is, whom is it trying to wake up?
93
Mr. Showbiz
Bird's movie neither panders to children nor sneers at them, and it beautifully, lucidly captures the giddy adventurousness of childhood.
91
Entertainment Weekly
At times, The Iron Giant is more serene than it needs to be, but it's a lovely and touching daydream.
90
Both a step back and a step forward from the trends of modern animation, it feels like a classic even though it's just out of the box.
88
Chicago Sun-Times
Not just a cute romp but an involving story that has something to say.
88
An animated tale equipped with heart, humor, blazing action and not a sappy song in earshot.
88
Keeps its sense of humor while dealing with serious issues.
75
USA Today
We are happy to report there is intelligent life in feature animation beyond planet Disney and the gaseous ball of foul language known as South Park.
75
Christian Science Monitor
This remarkably clever, often hilarious animation derives much of its humor from its satirical view of the 1950s.
75
The kind of uplifting film families can enjoy without any reservations.
75
A solid, not to say ironclad, winner in the less than overcrowded family animation arena.

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