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  • Summary: The Academy Award-winning creators of "Toy Story" open the door to a frightfully funny world of monsters and mayhem and scare up lots of laughs in their new movie, Monsters, Inc. [Disney/Pixar]
  • Director: David Silverman
  • Genre(s): Adventure, Fantasy, Comedy, Animation, Family
  • Rating: TV-G
  • Runtime: 92 min
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  1. Positive: 30 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. 100
    The story's charming, the set pieces are wildly inventive, and even the throwaway one-liners, about everything from movie-animation pioneer Ray Harryhausen to the old Oscar Meyer jingle, are hilarious.
  2. Reviewed by: David Ansen
    A terrific piece of work: smart, inventive and executed with state-of-the-art finesse.
  3. 88
    Smart, funny and ingeniously detailed with terrific vocal teamwork.
  4. Whatever its ultimate position on the greatest hits list, Monsters, Inc. is supple and technologically sophisticated entertainment.
  5. The movie's cutest twist is that the monsters are more scared of kids than kids are of them, because they think human children are toxic.
  6. 70
    It's a nice movie. But Disney has never learned that "nice," especially in comedy, is a negative virtue.
  7. But Monsters, Inc. -- directed by Pixar soldier Pete Docter, not by master digital comic John Lasseter -- turns out to be stingy on context, commentary, and the prism-ing view of pop culture that made the earlier films mint.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 85 out of 87
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 87
  3. Negative: 2 out of 87
  1. Jun 30, 2011
    It may not be the most sophisticated Pixar film, but is still a fantastic and charming film. The animation is as beautiful and vibrant as even newer animated films. One of the most original concepts for a film I have ever seen, and great voice acting make this a must-see. One of Pixar's best, and also one of all of animations best films. As will all other Pixar movies, animation is not just for children. This is a wittily funny movie for everyone. Expand
  2. Apr 6, 2013
    These classic pixar movies take me back, such as Toy Story 1 and 2 and Finding Nemo and this one is no exception. Monster's Inc is truly one of the most fun of all the Pixar movies. It's not only a fun adventure into a new world beyond our's, but it also really captures heart (just like most Pixar movies). To me ,(just like the earlier Toy Story movies) this is a movie that i grew up watching almost every single day. It's a fun movie for both kids and adults. Plus, I can't wait for "Monster's University" coming out this summer. Overall, it's a classic Pixar movie that truly should not be taken lightly. Expand
  3. Oct 31, 2010
    it doesn't have the same sophistication as Toy Story, but still its an awesome Pixar movie!
  4. Nov 28, 2012
    Excellently animated and voice acted, "Monsters Inc." is yet another reason why Pixar is the king daddy of noteworthy animated movie storytelling.
  5. Sep 29, 2011
    "Monsters Inc." is the milestone animation of Pixar's big debut to the 21st century. As expecting, the film is amazing, containing good morals that audience of every age can understand and appeal. Two thumbs up!!! Expand
  6. Nov 12, 2013
    Monsters Inc scares animation into reality.
    Pixar once again exceeds expectations with an unbelievably well crafted story of two monsters and
    a little girl. The voices of John Goodman and Billy Crystal excel the films creativeness to life. Expand
  7. Nov 23, 2011
    It was actually rather good and interesting if you ask me. I enjoyed the film quite a bit. The only bad thing is that it can get rather boring towards the middle of the film but it ends perfectly. Expand

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