The Iron Giant

1999 • 86 minutes
4.8
1.87K reviews
96%
Tomatometer
PG
Rating
Eligible
Watch in a web browser or on supported devices Learn More

About this movie

Something humongous is among us! A young boy rescues a huge robot which has rocketed to earth from space - and tries to protect the genial giant from a nosey government agent and the military. A captivating animated feature that's part metal, part magic and all heart. Featuring the voices of JENNIFER ANISTON and VIN DIESEL!"THE IRON GIANT transports you back to that moment in the Atomic Age when a simple nuts-and-bolts robot could seem as magical to a kid as anything in science fiction" - Owen Gleiberman, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY"This is a film the whole family can enjoy -- and talk about afterward." - Nancy Churnin, DALLAS MORNING NEWS"THE IRON GIANT is filled with imaginative characters, sharply mounted and sweet without being cloying." - Howard Cohen, MIAMI HERALD MPAA Rating: PG (c) 1999 Warner Bros. All Rights Reserved
4.8
1.87K reviews
Aaron Lavender (Anonymous Good Samaritan)
July 10, 2015
I saw this movie when I was a kid, and even today I love it still. The bond between two friends one who is from another planet and one from Earth, because of a boy from Earth to teach him what it is about right from wrong, is a timeless lesson. I love the part at the end where he sacrificed himself at the end to stop the atomic bomb from blowing up the town. All because of what the little boy taught him from right and wrong and self-sacrifice. All of them true lessons in and of themselves.
36 people found this review helpful
Did you find this helpful?
Samuel Courliss
September 13, 2016
Brad Bird has done it again. Finally, another movie as good as incredibles. The surprising plot about nuclear war gives some surprising plot twists. And the swearing from the main characters just adds to the tension of the film. This films robot protagonist is no ordinary hero. The beginning of the movie just leads you to think that. The ending of the movie just adds to the shock factor of the entire film. It's surprisingly dark. This is no average kids film, and you will love the movie long after watching
Did you find this helpful?
A Google user
May 17, 2015
The Iron Giant (1999) is a touching story with deep moral lessons. This movie is one of the big marketing blunders of the 90s and continues today. The DVD cover alone gives you the wrong impression; it looks to be just a simple animated kid's movie. You may be apprehensive of the film being animated, but do not worry because the story line, emotions, and character interactions are so well done and fulfilling that you will be immediately drawn in. It is complex enough for adults, and simple enough for kids.
59 people found this review helpful
Did you find this helpful?

Rate this movie

Tell us what you think.