The Polar Express

The Polar Express

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The Polar Express

Robert Zemeckis' motion-capture CGI animated adaptation of the Van Allsburg childrens novel, about a young boy in search of the true spirit of Christmas, who takes a train ride on the magical Polar Express to meet Santa at the North Pole.  The Polar Express is the first fully motion-capture animated film ever.

2006Rating: G99 minsUSA
AdventureAnimatedKids & FamilyFantasy
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Variety

Variety

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This visually impressive yet emotional frigid fable could perhaps more accurately be tagged "The Bipolar Express"...

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

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The result is a failed and lifeless experiment in which everything goes wrong...

1.0
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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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A movie for more than one season; it will become a perennial, shared by the generations. It has a haunting, magical quality because it has imagined its world freshly and played true to it...

4.0
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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A story that soars with breakneck pace but slows in all the tender moments. Visually, this train ride is both majestic and edge-of-your-seat...

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Film Threat

Film Threat

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Just like “It’s A Wonderful Life” is shown on TV every year, The Polar Express should appear in IMAX theaters that traditionally...

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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For all the fairy-lit wonder, some will rail at the idea of the director of Back To The Future dabbling with such a schmaltzy tale. Cynics will sneeze in shock; children, young and old, will cuddle up and dream along...

3.0
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BBC

BBC

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Besides its dead-eyed cast, this 'animated' escapade is thrown off the tracks by pointless detours seemingly intended just to stretch the journey time...

2.0
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Variety

Variety

press

This visually impressive yet emotional frigid fable could perhaps more accurately be tagged "The Bipolar Express"...

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

The result is a failed and lifeless experiment in which everything goes wrong...

1.0
0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

A movie for more than one season; it will become a perennial, shared by the generations. It has a haunting, magical quality because it has imagined its world freshly and played true to it...

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A story that soars with breakneck pace but slows in all the tender moments. Visually, this train ride is both majestic and edge-of-your-seat...

0
Film Threat

Film Threat

press

Just like “It’s A Wonderful Life” is shown on TV every year, The Polar Express should appear in IMAX theaters that traditionally...

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

For all the fairy-lit wonder, some will rail at the idea of the director of Back To The Future dabbling with such a schmaltzy tale. Cynics will sneeze in shock; children, young and old, will cuddle up and dream along...

3.0
0
BBC

BBC

press

Besides its dead-eyed cast, this 'animated' escapade is thrown off the tracks by pointless detours seemingly intended just to stretch the journey time...

2.0
0

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