Bolt Sunday, 05 April 2020


Additional Info

  • Rating:

    G: Some scary scenes.

  • The pitch:

    A brave pup gets his loyalty tested.

  • Starring:

    John Travolta, Miley Cyrus, Susie Essman, Mark Walton, Malcolm McDowall, James Lipton, Greg Germann, Chloë Grace Moretz

  • Directed by:

    Byron Howard, Chris Williams

  • Running time:

    96 minutes

  • Rated:

    G (Australia), PG (UK), PG (USA)


    A television show features high-suspense action sequences including: a man restrained to a chair, dangerous driving, dangerous flying, car rollover, car crash, aircraft crashes, a car (with driver) suspended from a bridge, electric-shock taser weapons, explosive device, people are tasered, missiles, earthquake, guns pointed in threat, property damage, debris, DNA restructure, girl tied up and hung from ceiling, man thrown from moving van, facial reconstruction, a needle with green liquid, tractor beams, aliens, a dog has super-powers (laser vision, super strength, super speed, super bark). A dog hits his head on a window, door, fences, falls in a hole, traps head between bars. A dog hangs a cat from a road-bridge. Killing, kidnapping, evil plots (mentioned). A cat is dragged by a leash, near-hit with a frypan. Animals jump from moving vehicles, off a bridge. Pepper spray. Gas bottle explodes. A television set/building catches fire; girl and a dog trapped inside. Burning set/props. Gunfire heard.  Blood/gore: Medical imaging, internal DNA point-of-view seen. People appear to be injured, hurt. Corpses seen (actors pretending to be dead). Guts (mentioned). Blood on paw (not seen).




    Poison, antidote (mentioned).


    Name-calling, stereotyping.


    Television production, blind faith, loyalty, dogs v cats, hero worship, world domination, starvation, super powers, classified information, being lost, determination, friendship, bravery, simple pleasures, hitchhiking.


    Lost dog. Dogs sniff each others bums. Animals eat scraps, scavenge. Dogs, puppies, cats, pigeons, hamster. High camera aerials. Barbecuing meat. Animal catcher, rescue. Saliva. Toilet and a portapotty are seen.


    High-concept. Sleek, sophisticated animation. Well told, believable. Great sight-gags. Has warmth, tenderness, humour. Nice moral.



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