The Iron Giant

The best of the best! A hand-picked collection of the best, most ambitious, imaginative, absorbing and all-round excellent films.


This film has a couple of uses of mild bad language


The Iron Giant Rating: U 7+

4.1588 out of 5 2746 Votes (Members)
86 mins

Bringing to life the much-loved story by British poet Ted Hughes, The Iron Giant takes place in a quiet American town in the 1960s. The tale begins when a young boy named Hogarth follows a trail of huge footprints leading from his house into the woods - and finds an iron giant from space! Instantly the two form a firm friendship, and when the army try and destroy this enormous visitor, Hogarth does everything he can to protect his giant pal. Beautifully animated, this is a film with lots of wit and a huge amount of heart.

Review Writing Guides

Need some tips on making your reviews stand out from the crowd? Download our Primary and Secondary review writing guides and develop your own writing style.


What you say

  • I loved this film!!! It's really funny and sad and tense all rolled into on

    Katherine (16)


Viewing 25-30 of 4543 Reviews

  • Laura , 11

    4 out of 5
    Laura , 11
    2015-04-13 16:24:27

    The film the Iron giant was brilliant. I loved the plot and the characters were hilarious! I would rate this film a 5 stars as it had a plot twist and a very funny main character. Hogarth a little scamp with a big heart grips us and left us hanging off the end of our seats.

    I would recommend this film for children aged 8 plus as it is a little violent with bombs , guns and tanks. I don't want to spoil it but we go for a showdown GIANT VS ARMY who will win watch this film to find out!

    But after all the violence we settle down for some emotion. Some sadness and a little bit of heart warming love.


  • Robyn, 0

    4 out of 5
    Robyn, 0
    2015-04-13 16:24:00

    The iron giant is a fantastic film ! I rated this sad but amazing film a 4/5 stars.

    The main character in this film is hogarph he found out an iron giant is walking on earth.

    He tried to tell the people he thought would listen to him , but sadly they didnt believe him . i wont spoil the rest of this film .

  • Ethan, 10

    4 out of 5
    Ethan, 10
    2015-04-13 16:23:28

    I rate this film a 4 star

    my favouite character was the giant because he saved everyone from the GIANT BOMB!!!!!
    It was creepy at the end because the giant opens his eyes
    its sad at the end when the giant goes KABOOM and hogarf goes and crys to his mum
    Iv seen this movie before but its been a joy to see it again
    if there where a dog\pug i will rate this a gooodie 5 because i love pugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Natasha , 11

    5 out of 5
    Natasha , 11
    2015-04-13 16:21:50

    I rated the film a 5 star becuase I think it was a bit sad and happy.I would recomend you to watch it because after a hard day and just want to have tea and relax it is a good family film all of the family to watch.My favorite charactor is Hogorthe.I THINK YOU SHOULD WATCH IT!!!

  • Jenson, 11

    4 out of 5
    Jenson, 11
    2015-04-13 16:20:49

    I rated this film a 4 stars because I thought that it could of been better by could of used actors and made it a real film could of made an ending that isn't the same ending as nearly every cartoon move
    the reasons I liked it was the action and the fact that superman was the robot .
    I would recommend this film to cartoon character lovers and people who like super heroes, hunting and stealthy movement to travel.

  • Matthew, 11

    4 out of 5
    Matthew, 11
    2015-03-24 19:23:29

    I loved this because it is a really good action film a some sad bits and I like cartoons a lot more than real life but overall this film is great thumbs up for this film.

To improve your experience of our website, we would like to use cookies to store anonymous information in the form of a very small text file on your computer.

You can find out more about cookies, including how to manage and delete them, in our Privacy Policy. Allow cookies

This website works best using cookies which are currently blocked. Allow cookies? Allow cookies More info Privacy Policy