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  • Rated G
  • HD and SD formats available

anime & animation, children & family

What if mankind had to leave Earth, and somebody forgot to turn the last robot off?

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common sense

ON for kids age 5
Positive messages
3 out of 5
Sexy Stuff
0 out of 5
Violence & scariness
3 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
0 out of 5
0 out of 5
3 out of 5

Brainy, charming, eco-friendly animated adventure.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that although this winning Pixar adventure is thoroughly charming and, yes, romantic, the youngest viewers may get a little restless during the atmospheric, virtually dialogue-free first half-hour. They'll still enjoy it, but -- unlike older kids and grown-ups -- they won't be that impressed by how much is said with so few words. But the action (which includes some robot fights, weapons being fired, explosions, and chase scenes) picks up soon enough. Underlying the whole thing are strong environmental messages: Reduce, reuse, recycle, and think about what you're doing to the planet (and yourself).

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the movie's messages. What is it saying about the media's effect on people? Do you think the future humans in the movie were exaggerated to be funny, or could that really happen? Are they happy? What are they missing? Also, why is WALL-E so fascinated by Hello, Dolly? What does he learn from the movie? Why is he so eager to make a connection with EVE? How does he win her over? How is this movie different from other animated features, even previous Pixar films?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

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Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: Pixar's robot romance is crazily inventive, deliriously engaging and emotionally true.

- Bob Mondello,, Friday, June 27, 2008

Fresh: It is a story about love and loneliness, perseverance and triumph, the possibilities and pitfalls of human existence. That this story is told by way of the exploits of a tiny, faceless robot only makes it more extraordinary.

- Christopher Orr, The New Republic, Friday, June 27, 2008

Fresh: I wonder a little what kids will make of the long silence of the first half followed by the disorienting mania of the second, but there's nothing here that's not wonderfully imagined and lovingly presented.

- Dave Calhoun, Time Out, Friday, November 18, 2011

Audience Reviews

5 stars

Dialogue is indeed overrated.

- janna, Wednesday, November 3, 2010

5 stars

Like Finding Nemo before it Wall*E's a charming comedic adventure that works on all levels and can be enjoyed by any age. It's also a huge step up after the disappointingly dull Ratatouille.

- thefog1331, Saturday, October 23, 2010

5 stars

amazing movie, one of my favorites by pixar. A

- bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb1, Friday, June 25, 2010