About The Iron Giant

A Cold War fable gorgeously rendered in animation finds a giant alien robot crash-landing near a small Maine town in 1957. Exploring the area, a local 9-year-old boy discovers the robot and soon forms an unlikely friendship with him. When a paranoid government agent becomes determined to destroy the robot, the boy and an unlikely companion must do what they can to save the misunderstood machine. [86 min; action, sci-fi; English]

"It might be the most empathetic and exhilarating mainstream American animated feature ever made." — Adam Nayman, The Ringer

"The Iron Giant should have been immediately recognized as a near-perfect, classical expression of imagination, combining childlike wonder and adult sophistication." — Armond White, New York Press

"An allegory about power and politics and the danger of allowing either to run roughshod over humanity." — Jeff Strickler, Minneapolis Star Tribune

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