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  • Summary: This is a fast-paced comedy adventure set inside the world of cars. Fueled with plenty of humor, action, heartfelt drama and amazing new technical feats, Cars is a high octane delight for moviegoers of all ages. [Disney]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 39
  2. Negative: 1 out of 39
  1. Whether the movie will make you believe a shocking-orange stock car has a future with a lavender Carrera, it's more fun to follow than a televised freeway chase.
  2. A work of American art as classic as it is modern. Note to tourists: Leave before the very end of the credits and you'll miss some of the best and funniest roadside sights.
  3. 88
    Cars leaves the animated competition in the dust, even if it is a tad slower and more predictable than Pixar at full throttle.
  4. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    75
    Cars is a classic American tale firing on all cylinders and fueled by organic emotion and a lively sense of adventure.
  5. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    70
    Periodic bursts of cleverness brighten the festivities, but they're too few and far between, and the trademark humor that appeals to adults and kids often misfires.
  6. 63
    Cars is certainly watchable, and there's always some amusing bit of business happening at the edges of the frame.
  7. 30
    If Cars is indicative of the kind of movie we can expect from Pixar post-Disney merger, well, there's always Miyazaki.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 93 out of 117
  2. Negative: 8 out of 117
  1. Mar 15, 2014
    10
    Whether the movie will make you believe a shocking-orange stock car has a future with a lavender Carrera, it's more fun to follow than a televised freeway chase. Expand
  2. Feb 8, 2011
    10
    What's with all the hate. How is this supposed to be Pixar's worst movie? I think it was excellent and on par with many other Pixar movies. And let me just say that I think Larry the Cable Guy is awesome. Expand
  3. Jul 10, 2011
    9
    Could be the best Pixar film?

    Well in my eyes it is, im a child at heart and i love this film. I am looking forward to number 2 despite the
    mixed reviews it has had. Expand
  4. Nov 15, 2013
    7
    I thought that "Cars", even at 117 minutes, is slightly overlong. The film is quite dull in places where nothing exciting is happening. The film also lacks a script with some emotion, however, the animation is fabulous. Prepare yourself for some exciting car-racing scenes! Expand
  5. Nov 13, 2013
    6
    Pixar rides in another victory.
    Cars is entertaining and fun with less story as its creators previous work. Lightning McQueen and the bunch
    find moments of emotion, but mainly just a fun flick. Expand
  6. Jun 30, 2012
    6
    Cars is an okay movie, but the sequel is a mess. I'm not a fan of the merchandise they have so far and quite possibly the most overrated movie in Pixar's 17-year run. Although it can't match the success of the Toy Story series, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, or Monsters, Inc., but it has a lot of great racing action and a slew of characters like Lightning McQueen and Mater. Well, probably I'll rent the movie, but I hope Pixar could make a better Cars movie or else I'll stay home watching Toy Story 3. Expand
  7. Mar 26, 2014
    1
    Even when I was at the age range to like this movie, I thought it was tedious, painful to watch, and very unsatisfying. Anything that you want to happen doesn't. It's like the opposite of a feel-good movie. Expand

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