• PG
  • 1h 34m
  • 2004
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Take off with the Thunderbirds! Armed with the latest high-tech vehicles and gadgets, the Tracy family tackles global rescue operations on a daily basis. But when their archenemy, "The Hood" (Ben Kingsley), sabotages the Thunderbirds as part of his master plan to rob the world's richest banks, it's up to Alan, the youngest Tracy, to spring into action before disaster strikes. Loaded with non-stop thrills, you'll love the full-throttle family adventure that has fans cheering… Thunderbirds are GO!

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: Live-action cartoon for kids.
Chicago Reader
Joshua Katzman

There's enough special effects razzle-dazzle to distract the average ten-year-old, but the script...

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Derek Adams

What impenetrable, overwrought codswallop this one's turned out to be.

June 21, 2017
Houston Chronicle
Amy Biancolli

A new and rather breathtakingly misconceived attempt to revisit a vintage TV show that did not und...

June 21, 2017
Ebert & Roeper
Richard Roeper

This is like a C-movie version of Spy Kids. And I didn't even like Spy Kids.

June 20, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Exciting kid space-action without being too scary.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Thunderbirds s a vibrant-hued action movie starring Bill Paxton as the leader of the Tracy family, aka the Thunderbirds, a secret group of heroes dedicated to righting wrong wherever they find it. Based on the 1960s TV series of the same name, the film features bombastic special effects and an exaggerated, cartoonish violence in the battle and fight scenes. There's lots of punching, kicking, and, in one instance, a double kick to the crotch of an antagonist. When antagonists cause damage to a monorail in London, innocent commuters are trapped in traincars at the bottom of the Thames River. There's major product placement, with Ford vehicles are prominently displayed, and the Ford logo is shown each time news reports of the action are presented on TV.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
Positive Role Models
Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Action, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
  • Release Date:July 30, 2004
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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