Metascore
90

Universal acclaim - based on 41 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
  1. Pixar again hitches top-notch storytelling to the very best in CG animation.
  2. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    100
    The sleek beauty, crafty wit, family warmth, and impeccable slapstick suffusing The Incredibles immediately vaults it to a new, higher level of entertainment.
  3. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    100
    As deliriously smart escapist fare, The Incredibles is practically nonpareil.
  4. Dazzlingly beautiful, funny, and meaningful.
  5. 100
    The Incredibles creates so seamless a mood of exhilaration that we resent being pulled out of it.
  6. 100
    A visually thrilling experience.
  7. A movie with the sweet soul of "Toy Story" and the boisterous spirit of "Spy Kids."
  8. 100
    Bird has created the unprecedented film that is not just a grand feature-length cartoon but a grand feature, period, a piece of animation that's involving across a spectrum of comedy, action, even drama.
  9. 100
    It's easily the best and brightest family-friendly movie of the year.
  10. 100
    A spectacularly rendered tale of a family of superheroes, takes the art form to a whole new level.
  11. A work of huge, if unobtrusive, ambition -- a vision of modern life, appropriate for sophisticated adults as well as for kids, that is both satirical and, of all things, inspirational. It's a great film about the possibility of greatness.
  12. 100
    True-blue Incredibles is a super tribute to the power of family and the might of imagination.
  13. Reviewed by: M. E. Russell
    100
    It's hilarious, thrilling and filled with "life-truth" -- but it also conceals its effort under a layer of great writing and subtle craftsmanship.
  14. 100
    The Incredibles has that rare quality of feeling modern and classic at the same time.
  15. In a movie era when brand names mean very little, it shows once again that Pixar is a stamp of quality.
  16. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    90
    The Incredibles has those characters, that heart.
  17. Reviewed by: Jeff Giles
    90
    The vocal performances are a blast, Hunter's and Lee's in particular. The animation of the villain's tropical isle is stunning.
  18. Yes, yes--The Incredibles is beautiful to look at, but even more lovely beneath the computer-generated surfaces.
  19. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    90
    For all its wizardry, The Incredibles isn't among my favorite animated movies. Weirdly enough, I think of it, instead, as one of my favorite live-action superhero pictures.
  20. Reviewed by: Pete Vonder Haar
    90
    The smart dialogue doesn't hurt, of course, and perhaps the best work is done by Bird himself, who provides the voice of Edna "E" Mode, superhero fashion designer.
  21. Reviewed by: Jennifer Frey
    90
    The movie is full of wonderful little touches: Syndrome, the bad guy, is drawn to remind viewers of "Heat Miser" from the classic Christmas cartoon "The Year Without a Santa Claus."
  22. 89
    An order-of-magnitude leap forward in animated storytelling.
  23. Delivers the perfect union - a vivid, sublime parody and valentine to the superhero genre.
  24. 88
    Bird has crafted a film -- one of the year's best -- that doesn't ring cartoonish, it rings true.
  25. Among the handsome explosions, wacky effects, slapstick comedy and zooming action sequences of The Incredibles, writer-director Brad Bird is attempting to start a revolution.
  26. Clever, buoyant and surprisingly human.
  27. 88
    Grown-ups are likely to be surprised by how smart the movie is, and how sneakily perceptive.
  28. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    88
    Such smart, whiz-bang fun that you may not realize what it's about until you're safely home.
  29. Reviewed by: Aaron Hillis
    88
    Preaches post-9/11 family values to conservatives while appeasing liberals with ideas of tolerance and social activism.
  30. 88
    Isn't just fine family entertainment, it's superior family entertainment.
  31. 80
    The action sequences are choreographed with the crackerjack timing expected from Pixar, but the film's funniest and most affecting moments exploit the tension between a special family and a world that insists on dulling them down.
  32. Because it is so visually splendid and ethically serious, the movie raises hopes it cannot quite satisfy. It comes tantalizingly close to greatness, but seems content, in the end, to fight mediocrity to a draw.
  33. 80
    Imagine my relief when Bob, Helen, and the kids, for all the nicety of their emotions, turned out to be--if I can risk a word that may be taboo in Pixar land--cartoons. Long may it stay that way.
  34. Reviewed by: Colin Kennedy
    80
    Looks like 2004 has given birth to a new superhero franchise after all.
  35. Sharper and smarter than any animation since "Shrek 2," making it one of the season's supermovies.
  36. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    75
    One of the year's most clever and visually arresting computer-animated films, enlivened by a well-developed and credible cast of characters who just happen to be superheroes.
  37. Reviewed by: Leah McLaren
    75
    The smarter script and stronger range of performances than most high-budget blockbusters clogging theatres these days make you wonder why the live-action feature isn't already obsolete.
  38. The visual and emotional hues are darker [than previous Pixar films], and the focus rests more on middle age than coming of age. The adventures of a family of superheroes are likely to thrill and amuse children, but the film's more grown-up themes might go over their heads.
  39. 70
    Unfortunately, the delicious snatches of reflexive wit function as mere intermissions between the distended action sequences and Michael Bay–style megatonnage, which have earned Pixar its first ever PG rating.
  40. 70
    The result is truly a family film, not a kiddie time-waster that throws the occasional sop to adults; whether you like or love it is a function of how vividly the material reflects your own childhood fantasies.
  41. 60
    The fun hardens into Fun after he's (Mr. Incredible) lured out of retirement and imprisoned in a remote island compound, though the sleek computer animation is spellbinding as usual.
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 595 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 7 out of 193
  1. Apr 7, 2011
    10
    Being a big fan of both action movies and Pixar movies, I knew this movie was right for me. And sure enough, I ended up really enjoying theBeing a big fan of both action movies and Pixar movies, I knew this movie was right for me. And sure enough, I ended up really enjoying the movie. Felt just like watching some of the great superhero movies out there. Full Review »
  2. Sep 29, 2011
    9
    From super hero action to the importance of unity as a family, Pixar's "Incredibles" just amazes me of their powerful appeal and last. Man,From super hero action to the importance of unity as a family, Pixar's "Incredibles" just amazes me of their powerful appeal and last. Man, it's just incredible.... Full Review »
  3. Dec 29, 2012
    10
    Let me say this is my favorite movie of all time. The storyline is one of the best i've ever seen, i mean come on, a family of superheros, whoLet me say this is my favorite movie of all time. The storyline is one of the best i've ever seen, i mean come on, a family of superheros, who ever thought of that. It is so original and well written that it deserves a 10 across the board. Each character is built magnificently and fully, i never feel like one of the characters is just a sideshow, each on has a specific role and they fill it perfectly. What makes this movie so great is how you can relate to it, even though its about superheros. Their family and characters can easily relate to yours or people you know. overall this is one of the best animated films of all time. And i read the negative reviews and i mean come on, you just wrote those reviews to hurt its overall rating, there was no other point Full Review »