Metascore
90

Universal acclaim - based on 41 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
  1. 100
    A visually thrilling experience.
  2. 88
    Grown-ups are likely to be surprised by how smart the movie is, and how sneakily perceptive.
  3. 89
    An order-of-magnitude leap forward in animated storytelling.
  4. Pixar again hitches top-notch storytelling to the very best in CG animation.
  5. 100
    A spectacularly rendered tale of a family of superheroes, takes the art form to a whole new level.
  6. A movie with the sweet soul of "Toy Story" and the boisterous spirit of "Spy Kids."
  7. 100
    True-blue Incredibles is a super tribute to the power of family and the might of imagination.
  8. 88
    Bird has crafted a film -- one of the year's best -- that doesn't ring cartoonish, it rings true.
  9. Delivers the perfect union - a vivid, sublime parody and valentine to the superhero genre.
  10. Clever, buoyant and surprisingly human.
  11. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    88
    Such smart, whiz-bang fun that you may not realize what it's about until you're safely home.
  12. 88
    Isn't just fine family entertainment, it's superior family entertainment.
  13. Reviewed by: Aaron Hillis
    88
    Preaches post-9/11 family values to conservatives while appeasing liberals with ideas of tolerance and social activism.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Dazzlingly beautiful, funny, and meaningful.
  17. 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.
  18. In a movie era when brand names mean very little, it shows once again that Pixar is a stamp of quality.
  19. 100
    The Incredibles has that rare quality of feeling modern and classic at the same time.
  20. 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.
  21. 100
    The Incredibles creates so seamless a mood of exhilaration that we resent being pulled out of it.
  22. 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.
  23. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    100
    As deliriously smart escapist fare, The Incredibles is practically nonpareil.
  24. 100
    It's easily the best and brightest family-friendly movie of the year.
  25. Yes, yes--The Incredibles is beautiful to look at, but even more lovely beneath the computer-generated surfaces.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    90
    The Incredibles has those characters, that heart.
  29. 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."
  30. 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.
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 485 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 7 out of 184
  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 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, it's just incredible.... Full Review »
  3. Jan 16, 2012
    9
    Fantastic animation, great action, originality and talented voice work make for a very entertaining Pixar adventure that pushes boundaries on the Pixar level. I give this film 87%. Full Review »