Overall Rank: 656
Average Rating: 3/4
# of Ratings: 335
Theatrical Release Date: 08/04/1999
Genre: Animation, Drama
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Brad Bird
Actors: Jennifer Aniston, Harry Connick Jr., Vin Diesel, James Gammon, Cloris Leachman, Christopher McDonald
Plot: A giant alien robot falls into a small Maine town in 1958. A 9-year-old boy becomes fast friends with the machine, but soon the government arrives with the intent to destroy the machine at any cost.
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 05/30/2019
An animated film that hones in on the silver screen and child-like wonders reminiscent of the classics of Steven Spielberg, "The Iron Giant" didn't deserve to be such a box office disappointment.
Matthew Brady - wrote on 04/12/2014
The story is about a giant alien robot falls into a small Maine town in 1958. A 9-year-old boy becomes fast friends with the machine, but soon the government arrives with the intent to destroy the machine at any cost. This movie was heartwarming and the animation was amazing and colorful to look at.
FSUNoles27TS - wrote on 12/07/2012
A fabulous movie about a boys friendship with an alien creature. The themes include acceptance of difference. I loved it as a child as do I now when watching with my 7yr old who loved it as well. This is a must-see.
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Buddha 309 - wrote on 08/15/2014
Based on the poem/story by Ted Hughes and originally called the, "Iron Man", the Iron Giant is a wonderful story that covers what it's like to be an oddball lonely kid living in aq small town. Set the whole thing in the 1950's and add a mysterious mechanical man that stands 50 feet tall, (could be taller) and eats metal and you have the weirdest "Hey Mom, look what followed me home" story ever.
This movie is a cavalcade of small town paranoia, and fear of the government and the atomic bomb. Vin Diesel is great as the giant, Harry Connick and Jennifer Aniston deliver fantastic performances that they never would have gotten away with in a live action film.
Hogarth Hughes is a real little boy, and it pleases my male sensibilities that this is not a princess story, and not a …
JLFM - wrote on 04/12/2012
Brad Bird has directed two Pixar films; The Incredibles and Ratatouille. Both of these are big favorites of mine. Browsing through films, The Iron Giant caught my eye. I could only hope that I enjoyed this film as much as I did Ratatouille or The Incredibles. The verdict is that the film wasn't was good as either Pixar films, but is more than exceptional entertainment. In fact, this is one of the best non-Pixar animated films I've ever seen.
The film opens with a gorgeously animated sequence of a futuristic vehicle flying through space, until it lands in the middle of the ocean where a boat sails nearby. The captain of the boat stares curiously where he saw the flash of light...then a giant 50-foot robot emerges from the ocean.
The film only gets better from there. A young boy …
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