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Bolt breaks no great new stylistic ground -- and yet it's a sturdy beaut.
Bolt proves a refreshing throwback to the animated classics of yore.
Bolt has the magical quality of great animation, the ability to touch us without the hint of preachiness or manipulation.
It's doubtful that audiences go to animated features to hear movie stars talk. They go because a film sounds like fun and something their kids and maybe they themselves might enjoy. Bolt is all that and more.
While this charmer about a canine James Bond does not pack the emotional punch of "WALL-E," it's frisky fun to see the white shepherd get a new leash on life.
This winning mix of exciting action, heart-tugging sentiment, and gentle character comedy makes Bolt yet another solid addition to Disney's history of family-friendly fare.
This stuff is clever, in the reflexively satirical, self-aware way that many animated films are. It's not until the dog is accidentally shipped off to New York City that the movie lets you in on an altogether more interesting idea: It doesn't want to be that cool.
The Hollywood Reporter
There's a terrific tenderness in Travolta's performance, while Cyrus and company are similarly effective.
Bolt borrows amiably from a host of sources, including "The Incredible Journey," "Lilo and Stitch" and "Toy Story 2."
Taken on its own terms, Bolt the movie certainly makes the cut.
New York Daily News
Though every frame is great to look at, Bolt's script - by the co-writers of "Mulan" and "Cars" - lacks the wit of its closest Pixar relative, "The Incredibles." Rhino and some goofy pigeons provide the few laughs once the tale goes cross-country.

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