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Tookey's Rating
6 /10
Average Rating
6.25 /10
Rodney Copperbottom: Ewan McGregor, Fender: Robin Williams
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Directed by: Chris Wedge and Carlos Saldanha
Written by: Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel. Based on the story by Jim McClain and Ron Mita

Released: 2005
Origin: US
Colour: C
Length: 90

Young robot Rodney (voiced by Ewan McGregor) heads for Robot City to meet his metal guru Big Weld (Mel Brooks), only to find that wicked Phineas T. Ratchet (Greg Kinnear) has supplanted him.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Good-looking animation with a lively script. Itís undeniably entertaining and often quite witty and sophisticated, though itís let down by fart gags (more than usually inappropriate in a family movie about robots). Its main failing is that it does - like the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz - rather lack a heart. This, together with Ewan McGregorís lacklustre voicing of the hero and Robin Williamsí wearisome schtick as his pal Fender, may diminish the emotional involvement of children and adults alike. If you enjoyed Ice Age, youíll like this, for itís on the same kind of level; but it isnít up to the standard of the Toy Story movies or The Incredibles.

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