'Meet the Robinsons' Critic Reviews

87%
MovieWeb:   2 reviews
66%
Rotten Tomatoes:   137 reviews
  • Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly (Top Critic)
    42
    This thing is one bumpy ride.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • A.O. Scott New York Times (Top Critic)
    20
    Meet the Robinsons is surely one of the worst theatrically released animated features issued under the Disney label in quite some time.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Claudia Puig USA Today (Top Critic)
    75
    The movie is inventive and fun with a significant message that manages not to be overbearing. There are some heart-tugging -- but not sappy -- moments.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Ann Hornaday Washington Post (Top Critic)
    This would be as delightful and attractive a production without the gimcrackery.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Ty Burr Boston Globe (Top Critic)
    75
    Almost as funny as it is hyperactive, the new computer-animated family comedy is luscious to look at and as fizzy as a can of soda popped open in your face.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Jack Mathews New York Daily News (Top Critic)
    63
    The computer animation is fine, and some of the creatures -- an R2D2-type robot, a purple octopus who doubles as the Robinsons' butler, and a bowler hat that has silvery spider legs and designs on taking over the world -- will tweak kids' imaginations.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal (Top Critic)
    A 3-D fantasy that's lovely to look at but less than delightful to know. It's insistently, relentlessly busy.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Chris Vognar Dallas Morning News (Top Critic)
    67
    It keeps moving forward, even if you're not always sure where it's taking you.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Michael Booth Denver Post (Top Critic)
    50
    A year of disappointment in American animation leads me to this advice: Write a simple story. Read your dialogue out loud and hear if it rings true. Draw nice pictures to tell it.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Bill Zwecker Chicago Sun-Times (Top Critic)
    75
    Though state-of-the-art technically, I think you'll find there's a healthy, old-fashioned feel to this movie -- one that will make you walk out of the theater feeling satisfied, and all warm 'n fuzzy inside.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune (Top Critic)
    75
    It's a real technical breakthrough, a cartoon feature done in 3D computer images of unusual depth and plasticity that creates its own crazy world and then dunks you in it.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Jonathan Rosenbaum Chicago Reader (Top Critic)
    It's striking not for its originality but for its energy in juggling familiar elements.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer (Top Critic)
    88
    Simply put, it's terrific.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Jeff Strickler Minneapolis Star Tribune (Top Critic)
    50
    It's got a ton of energy, and the 3D animation is nifty. But the humor is scattershot to the max, and the plot lacks focus.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Bill Goodykoontz Arizona Republic (Top Critic)
    70
    If you stick with it, it's an enjoyable film, a futuristic puzzle with an ending worth the trip for those who make it there.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Todd McCarthy Variety (Top Critic)
    A sharp-minded, plenty entertaining toon that will keep children of all ages wide-eyed and on their toes.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Lou Lumenick New York Post (Top Critic)
    75
    A delightful, quirk-filled riff on Back to the Future.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Roger Moore Orlando Sentinel (Top Critic)
    60
    The plot is slapdash and derivative.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Peter Howell Toronto Star (Top Critic)
    50
    What might the man who brought us Fantasia and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs make of the backwards-crawling tedium of movies like this?
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Rick Groen Globe and Mail (Top Critic)
    63
    Given its retro style and multiple borrowings, there's nothing remotely forward about this rearward-facing flick. Those seven scribes aren't exactly practising what they're preaching.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • James Berardinelli ReelViews (Top Critic)
    75
    A fast paced, high energy offering; it passes by in a breeze and is enjoyable enough that I'm willing to forgive the two awful songs (one near the beginning, one near the end) and recommend it.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Kirk Honeycutt Hollywood Reporter (Top Critic)
    A cartoon that is busy and frenetic yet has little actually going on.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Christy Lemire Associated Press (Top Critic)
    Here, the effects spring organically from the story. You feel like you're immersed in a complete universe, the way the ground slopes toward you or objects seem to come from behind you and enter the screen.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Dennis Lim Los Angeles Times (Top Critic)
    50
    Zippy if forgettable.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Ben Kenigsberg Time Out
    60
    Full Review » 2 years ago