Pixar’s latest movie, Toy Story 4, opens in theatres this weekend. Ahead of that, reviews for the animated film have started to appear online, and they’re largely very positive.
To help you get an idea about if the movie is worth your time and money, we’re collecting excerpts from reviews from a variety of outlets across the internet. Scroll down to see a sampling of these, and maybe it’ll help you decide if you want to see the film or not.
You can also check out this silly video in which Tom Hanks, who voices Woody, speaks to Jimmy Kimmel about all the things he’s supposed to say–and not say–when giving interviews about Toy Story 4.
You can see a rundown of Toy Story 4 reviews below, while more information on the film’s critical reception can be found on GameSpot sister site Metacritic.
Toy Story 4
- Directed By: Josh Cooley
- Written By: John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Josh Cooley, Valerie LaPointe, Rashida Jones, Will McCormack, Martin Hynes, Stephany Folsom
- Starring (the voices of): Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Keanu Reeves, Joan Cusack, Christina Hendricks, Patricia Arquette, Jordan Peele, Annie Potts, Timothy Dalton, Betty White, Wallace Shawn, Keegan-Michael Key, Jeff Garlin, Don Rickles, Mel Brooks, Bonnie Hunt, Carl Weathers
- Release Date: June 21 (United States)
“It may only be a repeat of earlier ideas and plotlines, but compare it to the fourth films in other franchises and Pixar’s latest is an amusing and charming gem.” — Peter Bradshaw [Full review]
“If this movie doesn’t touch your heart, you’d have to be as lifeless as the toys pretend to be when humans are in the vicinity.” — Richard Roeper [Full review]
New York Post
“Unfortunately, knowing the characters as well as we do now, and with a finite amount of mischief that miniature toys can get up to, Toy Story 4 at times feels more like a high-budget episode of television than a sweeping film.” — Johnny Oleksinski [Full review]
The Hollywood Reporter
“With some Pixar franchises having worn out their welcome and lent the impression of a capitulation to Disney’s desire for more sequels at the price of less preparation and care, this one conveys the confident feel of a creation that, as a big man used to say, has not been served before its time.” — Todd McCarthy [Full review]
The Los Angeles Times
“Toy Story 4 will blow you away in ways you won’t be expecting. It’s something new from a computer-animated series so antediluvian that director Josh Cooley was in high school when the Pixar original came out back in 1995.” — Kenneth Turan [Full review]
“After the unalloyed triumph that was Toy Story 3, did we need another sequel to the popular Pixar series? Not really. Now that Toy Story 4 exists, does it tarnish the reputation of a franchise that is the gold standard in contemporary American animation? Not in the slightest.” — Alonso Duralde [Full review]