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Universal acclaim- based on 350 Ratings

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  • Summary: The sequel to the landmark 1995 computer-animated blockbuster from Disney and Pixar. This time around, the fun and adventure continue when Andy goes off to cowboy camp and the toys are left to their own devices. Things shift into high gear when an obsessive toy collector kidnaps Woody --The sequel to the landmark 1995 computer-animated blockbuster from Disney and Pixar. This time around, the fun and adventure continue when Andy goes off to cowboy camp and the toys are left to their own devices. Things shift into high gear when an obsessive toy collector kidnaps Woody -- who hasn't the slightest clue that he's a greatly valued collectible. (Disney/Pixar) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. 100
    The animation is even more mind-blowing, if that's possible. The characters and objects seem even more palpable and real than last time. There's a thickness to bodies of the human characters and an amazing attention to detail throughout.
  2. 100
    Prove(s) once again how ingenious, artful and flat-out entertaining animation can be.
  3. Reviewed by: Marc Caro
    100
    You can't ask for a family film to do more than Toy Story 2. It's smart and playful enough to entertain adults, yet it never aims above the heads of kids.
  4. Reviewed by: Janet Maslin
    90
    Making sure that computer-generated animation will never be the same.
  5. 88
    This isn't a made-for-video that they decided to put into theaters, but a version intended from the first to be theatrical. That's important, because it means more detail and complexity went into the animation.
  6. 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.
  7. 50
    If you (or your kids) loved Toy Story, you'll like Toy Story 2 as well. Just don't expect any big surprises.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 61 out of 64
  2. Negative: 2 out of 64
  1. JackB
    Aug 23, 2007
    10
    Just as good as Toy Story, with the best action figure villian... "Zurg".
  2. 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 beWhile 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). Expand
  3. Nov 10, 2011
    10
    I think Toy Story 2 is better than the original. It is more adventurous than the first one because there is a lot more going on and there areI think Toy Story 2 is better than the original. It is more adventurous than the first one because there is a lot more going on and there are more fun characters. Expand
  4. Oct 13, 2014
    10
    A rare sequel that's just as good as the original. Pixar do the clever thing by not trying to re-create these characters, which is why youA rare sequel that's just as good as the original. Pixar do the clever thing by not trying to re-create these characters, which is why you remember them so well in the first film, as you do in this one. They don't re-hash the same story they still keep it fresh and new. All the new characters are a lot of fun, and you get emotionally involved with them. In conclusion the Toy Story sequel is a movie that doesn't disappoint. Expand
  5. 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 wellThe 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. Expand
  6. Jan 11, 2015
    9
    It's true: Toy Story 2 is an even better movie than the first one! Better villain (Stinky Pete) and new characters (like Jessie the cowgirl)It's true: Toy Story 2 is an even better movie than the first one! Better villain (Stinky Pete) and new characters (like Jessie the cowgirl) make it almost impossible not to like. Don't miss out on another epic PIXAR film. Expand
  7. Apr 23, 2014
    3
    Toy Story 2 is just another dismal effort with inept characters and an implausible story. Any new characters added this time do nothing toToy Story 2 is just another dismal effort with inept characters and an implausible story. Any new characters added this time do nothing to help this franchise. Expand

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