Bolt 2008

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(214) IMDb 7/10
Available in HD

Feelgood Disney animation following the adventures of Bolt, canine star of a Hollywood TV show, who has to find his way home after accidentally getting lost. Having never left the sanctuary of his studio set, action TV star and German Shepherd, Bolt (voice of John Travolta), actually believes he possesses the superpowers of his show's fictional character.

Starring:
John Travolta, Miley Cyrus
Runtime:
1 hour 32 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices

Bolt

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Product Details

Genres Children & Family, Animated, Comedy
Director Chris Williams (i)
Starring John Travolta, Miley Cyrus
Supporting actors Susie Essman, Mark Walton, Malcolm Mcdowell, Diedrich Bader, Nick Swardson, Chloe Moretz, Greg Germann, James Lipton, Ronn Moss
Studio Disney
BBFC rating Parental Guidance
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Enjoy life on 7 Feb 2009
Format: DVD
Sorry 'Sera69' but I have to disagree. I've just come back from watching this film at the cinema with my 7 year old daughter and we thoroughly loved it. As we left the cinema there were families already telling their children they would buy it when it came out on dvd, and I would too.

If you go to watch it with the same over critical eye as 'Sera69' then I guess you too would be disappointed, but hey come on it's just a bit of fun. Lets not get all 'Barry Norman' and serious on what is just some light hearted entertainment, which lets face it, is aimed at kids. As for the laughs, I laughed out loud, as did so many others sat around me.

So, in summary, if you want to watch something with more of an adult theme then watch something aimed at an older audience, if not go and watch this film, you and your children won't be disappointed!!
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36 of 39 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on 13 Jun 2009
Format: DVD
The 1st time i went to see it with my mum i thought it was absolutly wicked! I cried twice where most people cry once. Oh its so cute! Then i went to see it with my friends and it was even better. I love Rhino the hamster, he's my favorite. Mylie C is brill as Penny even though i hate her singing and 'Hannah Montana' is the most awfull thing and not funny. But it really dousn't sound like her and she releases her inner self. My friend said it was a bit boring, but she does prefer old movies and she also suggested going to see 'The curious case of Benjamen Button'! The small but exiting adventure really shows that you should never give up on what you believe you can do. I'm 11 and thought it was awsome so i'm sure all ages and genders would love it. Disney Pixar do the most amazing job seeing as it takes 3-5 years to create a pixar movie, and they have to get the trend right seeing as trend is moving quickly through the ages, and they have to get it right other wise it looks really old.

So I think you should definitely buy this movie but if you haven't seen it, watch it on rental first. Thank you for reading this and hope it comes in useful. By Olivia May
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Ms. S. Rootham on 25 Aug 2009
Format: Blu-ray
This is sad but true - I am 27 (and female) and think this film is brilliant. The hamster is the star of the show and it's worth a look for adults and children. It's a nice change from all the animated cheese we get and has some great lines that the kids probably won't get. Go for it.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By The Truth TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 26 Sep 2010
Format: Blu-ray
When 'Toy Story' & 'Shrek' came out, adults loved them as much as kids, but sadly an onslaught of CGI animated kids films failed to maintain the standard - until 'Bolt'...

OK, 'Finding Nemo' and 'Over the Hedge' were excellent too, but others such as 'Barnyard' were not. I'm happy to say 'Bolt' is a true return to form for the CGI kids animation genre. The voice talents are excellent, the jokes laugh out loud funny, and the Characters great. I can thoroughly recommend this to any one - with or without kids. I watched it with my mates (not a child in site!) and we were all in hysterics.

The story of Bolt is as follows: Bolt, is a Super-dog... or at least he thinks he is. He's the star of his own TV show and in each episode he rescues his owner ( a little girl) from the clutches of an evil villain, using his 'Sonic Bark' and various other super powers. The thing is he believes he really has these powers and one day becomes seperated from his owner and lost. Cue a rude awakening, a coming to terms with real life, and road trip across America to find his owner, and a whole bunch of new and hysterical friends (particularly a hamster called Rhino).

9/10... a classic. I watched 'UP' too the other week and in my opinion this was far, far superior on every level.

If you found this review helpful please give it the thumbs up and if not, comment on why so I can do a better job for you next time. Thanks :-)
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By M. J. Elton on 14 Jun 2009
Format: DVD
Just watched bolt for the first time (my children have already watched it 3 and are now on their 4th viewing - don't worry I will be moving them out into the garden in a moment!) I absolutely love it!!! Laugh out loud fun and suitable for all ages.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rob S TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 27 July 2009
Format: Blu-ray
A great family film, the animation is superb which is enhanced by the blu-ray format, sound blows your socks off, I always know when it`s good as our dog dives for cover.

Animated films pop up pretty much weekly these days and since the bench mark was set so high by Toy Story It is difficult not to be critical. I don't think Bolt deserves any criticisms.
Bolt tells a great story which reminded me of the Truman Show, but with Bolt a movie star dog playing the lead. The Hamster stole the show for me.

I like a film that I can sit down with my wife and five year old son, on the sofa, bag of sweets, Dolby Digital on and not have to worry about anything offensive.
Bolt delivered a great film with an amazing HD picture and sound, It`s as good a Wall.E and Madagascar, a great film for my boys collection.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By ThinG on 5 Feb 2011
Format: Blu-ray
This 3D Blu Ray of Bolt really pops...! The depth conveyed is staggeringly good. This is my first 3D blu-ray purchase and I am not disappointed by any aspect of the film. Also comes with 2D version as well. Excellent value and a fun (& funny) movie.
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By Ursula K. Raphael TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 2 July 2009
Format: DVD
I originally opted not to see this in the theater because I didn't think it could come close to the new standard set by Wall-E, and the trailers didn't do the movie justice.

I finally rented it for my son, and now we plan on purchasing it. The story is about a dog, Bolt, who is raised on-set, so he thinks the TV show being filmed is real. Everyone that has anything to do with the TV series goes out of their way to make sure that Bolt never finds out the truth. They want his reactions to be genuine.

The problem arises when they take it too far, and Bolt is convinced that "his person" Penny has been kidnapped. He ends up lost off-set, but meets other animals that help him get back to Hollywood.

The pigeons were awesome. They had different dialects, depending on where they lived, but these animatede versions had all the nautral clicks that real pigeons do (ex: the weird way they shift their eyes).

The pigeons lead Bolt to a stray cat, Mittens, who he believes is in league with the bad guy. Bolt also meets, Rhino, a hamster who watches too much TV and thinks Bolt's character is real. Mittens tries to explain reality to Bolt and Rhino, but to no avail.

The three of them travel together to Hollywood, with Mittens teaching Bolt how to be a regular pet, and Bolt discovering that Mittens used to be a pet herself. By the time they arrive at the studio, the dynamic of the group has changed. Eventually, Bolt is reunited with Penny, but they are soon trapped by a very real studio fire.

Of course, there is a happy ending.
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