Toy Story 2

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8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 484 Ratings

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  1. Negative: 7 out of 484

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  1. Apr 7, 2011
    10
    While the first one showed that animated movies can be made completely with cg animation, this one proved that animated sequels can indeed be just as good as their predecessors (Shrek 2 and Toy Story 3 would prove this years later).
  2. MichaelC.
    Feb 20, 2001
    9
    Stunning, classy and endlessly inventive. One of the few sequels that surpasses it's original, and does it stylishly and effectively.
  3. It'sGilbertMulroneycakes,Everyone
    May 16, 2003
    10
    If you didn't enjoy this (or indeed the first) movie, you are either a) dead, b) mineral, or c) completely beyond redemption. Masterpieces, both of them. This one's probably best...just, but only in the same way that platinum's better than gold.
  4. Oct 20, 2010
    10
    Just as good as the first story with a new batch of great characters. Moments for both the adults and the children. It is both timeless and universal just like its predecessor and is one of the few sequels that keeps the legacy of the whole franchise.
  5. Jan 16, 2012
    10
    Toy Story 2 is visually dazzling, heartfelt and just hilarious with amazing voice acting and memorable characters this is a very successful sequel. I give this film 95% of a good movie.
  6. ChrisS.
    Sep 24, 2002
    9
    It's really cool.
  7. AnthonyNonomous
    Nov 29, 2007
    9
    Toy Story 2 is a delight. No matter how old you are, it'll charm you completely. It's an accomplished piece of filmmaking and is virtually flawless. A fantastic achievement.
  8. Sophie
    Jul 31, 2007
    10
    Honestly, this is almost as good as animation gets. Fantastic for the kids, fantastic for the adults. I really cannot fault this movie. Wheezy is adorable.
  9. AndrewM.
    May 17, 2004
    9
    (9.5) How can anyone not like these films? I'm amazed at people like Christine L. You must have forgotten what it's like to be a child and/or you simply have no imagination. Toy Story 2 is even better than the first. No, it's not as original (how could it be?!) but it is even more fun and even more funny. A great adventure and a great story, with memorable characters and (9.5) How can anyone not like these films? I'm amazed at people like Christine L. You must have forgotten what it's like to be a child and/or you simply have no imagination. Toy Story 2 is even better than the first. No, it's not as original (how could it be?!) but it is even more fun and even more funny. A great adventure and a great story, with memorable characters and (as expected) a heartwarming ending. Let out the kid in you and have the most fun since you were 6. The only reason it doesn't get 10 is if they happen to make a 3rd TS and (somehow) it is even better, I will have somewhere to go! Expand
  10. Jan 6, 2012
    10
    The second masterpiece from Pixar. While arguably not as good as it's predecessor, it contains many funny jokes, a loving plot and a well written and perfectly performed script. It doesn't age (which is nice) and is still one of the best animated films I have ever seen. Not quite as good as Toy Story 2, but is Pixar's 5th best film.
  11. Apr 6, 2013
    10
    Sequels that attempt to top or even be as good as a brilliant original are hard to come by, but Toy Story 2 manages not only to be as good if not better than the original, but also manages to again find a place in everyones heart on an emotional level that will live on.
    As owner Andy prepares to go to cowboy camp with Woody, the beloved toy's arm is ripped and must sit out the trip, and
    Sequels that attempt to top or even be as good as a brilliant original are hard to come by, but Toy Story 2 manages not only to be as good if not better than the original, but also manages to again find a place in everyones heart on an emotional level that will live on.
    As owner Andy prepares to go to cowboy camp with Woody, the beloved toy's arm is ripped and must sit out the trip, and he soon is put on the shelf where all the disused toys go, and fears that his days are numbered as a played with toy.
    After a yard sale goes disastrously wrong, Woody is captured by a greedy toy collector, who Woody finds out wants to sell him as he is a part of a collection of famous dolls who were on a TV show years before.
    Meanwhile, Buzz and the rest of the gang are on a mission to save Woody and bring him back to his owner before the toy collector, Al, sells him.
    All our original cast return including Tim Allen as Buzz and Tom Hanks as Woody, with the introduction of new characters including Bullseye the horse, Jesse the cowgirl (Joan Cusack) and Stinky Pete (Kelsey Grammar).
    The second instalment in the blockbuster animated series continues to deal with real life issues, this time how growing up can affect everyone of all ages, and the film brings back many realisations that we must make difficult decisions as we grow older.
    The additions of new characters are a welcome expansion to the universe, and offer very funny situations that also mock different films while also delivering a clean and thoroughly enjoyable experience that will again never leave your side..much like the original.
    Visually, the film continues to outshine the original, coming out four years after its predecessor, and it certainly brings a beautiful and more pristine experience and new level of enjoyment to the film.
    Pixar continue to surprise and amaze, and with Toy Story 2 this is no different. it truly begs the question of how simple situations can make for the hardest decisions, but which ultimately come down to yourself.
    With another Randy Newman scored film, its a simply unmissable film that will leave you wanting more and more, and of course one which will perhaps bring a tear to your eye.
    You should certainly have a friend in Toy Story 2.
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  12. Feb 17, 2013
    10
    Toy Story is a true classic, in every sense of the word. So Toy Story 2 had a lot to live up to, to try and even meet the standard of the first film let along exceed it. Luckily Toy Story 2 meets the standard perfectly, however does not exceed the awesomeness of the first film, but instead compliments it.
    So a few years have passed since the events of the original Toy Story and Andy has
    Toy Story is a true classic, in every sense of the word. So Toy Story 2 had a lot to live up to, to try and even meet the standard of the first film let along exceed it. Luckily Toy Story 2 meets the standard perfectly, however does not exceed the awesomeness of the first film, but instead compliments it.
    So a few years have passed since the events of the original Toy Story and Andy has now reached his early teens, slowly growing out his toys. When clearing out his room Woody is accidentally thrown out and picked up by a toy collector to be framed for the rest of his life. Buzz and the rest of the gang from the first film go after Woody to rescue him and get him back to Andy before he returns from summer camp. However as Woody starts to learn that it wont be long until Andy no longer needs him and he starts to form new relationships with the collectors current set of toys he becomes reluctant to leave and go back to Andy.
    Toy Story 2 takes all of the stuff that made Toy Story awesome and exaggerates it to make a much 'bigger' film without making the first one feel 'small' in comparison. It does nothing new but it delivers a concept we can all relate to and can learn from whilst providing us with an entertaining cast, well animated and generally awesome film.
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  13. Oct 11, 2013
    10
    Toy story 2 is an amazing film, with it being better than the first. New and interesting characters, with a good plot. Pixar really showed us what they are made of.
  14. Mar 31, 2015
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Best Toy Story out of the 3. The characters return like Buzz, Woody, and new characters. Like maybe Zurg, Jessie, etc. Tom Hanks is a great actour. He did a great job acting Woody. The storyline and plot were awesome. Woody gets stolen by this fat guy who goes to Tokyo, Japan. (Lived in Tokyo for 2yrs.) At least Woody got repaired. I give this a 9/10 because of the crappy Barbie. She sucks! Well, in her own series. That's for sure. Great movie overall, and if you liked the first one, I totally recommend watching this. Expand
  15. Apr 6, 2015
    9
    toy story 2 is better then the first one. toy story 2 story is a little better then the first toy story and the charters are much better then the first film.
  16. Sep 9, 2015
    10
    One of the rare occasions where the second film is just as good as the first one. It has a whole load of great new characters (Zurg being the best) and an amazing story. One of Pixar's best.
  17. Sep 15, 2011
    9
    "Toy Story 2", the animation sequel to the masterpiece "Toy Story", labels itself as a another masterpiece by continuing the purity and love the first movie had.
  18. RyanM.
    May 28, 2001
    10
    One of the best kids films ever made.
  19. Oct 28, 2010
    10
    the reason of why the original was so good is because it needs to be played with sequels and this time this one kicks a** and its my favorite in the series along with the first movie.
  20. Jan 9, 2011
    9
    I always find it so hard to believe that it was made in 1999. It's like it was just released last year! A great movie for anyone.
  21. Amoviecritic
    May 16, 2003
    7
    Toy Story 2 wasn't bad...but not nearly as much of an adventure as the original. When you think of the originality that went into the complex plot of the first one, the 2nd one is very simple, and woody is very stupid in this movie, and Buzz is the smart one-something that was completely reversed in the first movie. And it was more funny that way.
  22. Feb 12, 2011
    8
    This may not be the best Toy Story but it is still a great movie, the story is a little predictable and some of the new characters aren't as great as the others but it is still a movie I would recommend seeing, it's funny, smart , and ultimately charming, if you enjoyed the first you'll enjoy this one, even if it's not as good.
  23. wongit
    May 2, 2005
    10
    A classic, My favorite disney movie.
  24. MichelleP.
    Oct 28, 2002
    10
    I loved this movie much more than the first, which I wasn't too wild about. This one had more comedy and heart, and the characters were more likable.
  25. MiriamG.
    Jun 28, 2004
    10
    WOW! Amazing, so much better than all the other animated films.
  26. SunnyS.
    Apr 5, 2005
    10
    A classic!!!
  27. Jess
    Mar 28, 2006
    10
    My favorite all kind movie! I love it so much. The best hit of last Disney-Pixar.
  28. R.D.
    May 29, 2006
    10
    Best movie of 1999! Really Woody and Buzz rock!
  29. JackB
    Aug 23, 2007
    10
    Just as good as Toy Story, with the best action figure villian... "Zurg".
  30. ChristianP
    Apr 19, 2008
    10
    This is the best movie in 1999! It's funny and it's for everyone at any age to enjoy! Disney and Pixar are genuises!
Metascore
88

Universal acclaim - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. 80
    The story is just as funny and touching. The only problem is the inevitable one: The freshness -- the novel delight -- is a little faded now.
  2. Toy Story had a simpler, stronger story and the advantage of being the first of its kind. But it's quickly apparent that TS2 represents a major step forward in computer-animation artistry.
  3. Aspires to the boundlessness of a kid's imagination.