The concept: A Hollywood show dog discovers that all the glitz, glamour and superpowers in the world can't compensate for real-life friends. The reception: More positive than negative, as Bolt received relatively strong reviews and grossed more than $100 million, domestically. As an added bonus, the songs from Miley Cyrus and Jenny Lewis were decent pop numbers in their own right. The Times' Kenneth Turan noted that "Bolt" was a "sweet Disney family film," adding that its not in Pixar's league, but it's laced with idiosyncratic characters with pleasantly wacky attitudes." As good as: Lets be careful. Films like Wall-E and The Incredibles have spoiled us, but Bolt has flash and charm, and is going to sit comfortably next to Monsters, Inc. in your collection. While it may not instantly pack a wow factor, Bolt isnt easily forgotten, either.
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