4 stars (G)
The latest computer-animated feature from Pixar (“Toy Story,” “Ratatouille”) is a striking tale set in the future about a curious little robot named WALL*E (short for Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class) who falls for a sleek search robot named EVE. The film works as a love story, a comedy and a science fiction adventure. The nearly word-free first 40 minutes are the best, but the whole film is a doozy. One of the best movies of the year. 97 minutes. DVD INFO: The special edition (a regular edition is available) includes a digital copy of the film, the exclusive animated short film “BURN*E,” deleted scenes, tour of Universal's new “WALL*E” ride, a commentary track and loads on featurettes.