Cars

Cars

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Cars Reviews

Christy Lemire
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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Rips off Doc Hollywood, almost note for note.

| Original Score: C+

December 14, 2006
Anthony Lane
New Yorker
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Along came the interstate, apparently, and ruined everything. Just like that darned Internet, I guess, or that superhighway stuff, or those dumb movies they make with computers nowadays.

June 12, 2006
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Cars might get us into car world as a gimmick, but it doesn't get us into car world as a state of mind. Thus, the animation, rather than seeming like an expression of the movie's deeper truth, becomes an impediment to it.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

June 9, 2006
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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Though the central idea of nostalgia for a quieter, small-town life may well be lost on this movie's young audience -- Cars finds a pleasant and often sparkling groove.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

June 9, 2006
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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Cars made me want to hop in my jalopy and to head out to Route 66, bypassing the boring interstate highways that made the Mother Road redundant.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/4

June 9, 2006
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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It's beautiful to look at. The talking cars feel more alive than talking cars should.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 3/5

June 9, 2006
Michael Agger
Slate
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It's impossible to find more joy in the dark at the moment.

Full Review Source: Slate

June 9, 2006
Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
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It's another innovative piece of entertainment from the animation studio, taking the audience on a kinetic trip into a world populated only by automobiles.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 3.5/4

June 9, 2006
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Cars somewhat self-indulgently runs nearly two hours -- but overall, it's well worth the trip.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

June 9, 2006
David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
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Like the Toy Story films, Cars is a state-of-the-computer-art plea on behalf of outmoded, wholesome fifties technology, with a dash of Zen by way of George Lucas.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

June 9, 2006
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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It achieves the near impossible, turning cars, trucks, tractors and farm harvesters into cute Disney characters whose fates you'll care about.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 4/4

June 9, 2006
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
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It thunders ahead with breezy abandon, scoring big grins on its way.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

June 9, 2006
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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For parents out there whose future holds the certain prospect of the DVD version blaring repeatedly from family-room screens, let this by your advisory. Warning: Cars comes unequipped with two essential options -- charm and a good muffler.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 9, 2006
Tom Long
Detroit News
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It's touching, it's funny, it offers cautions about the modern pace of life, and it depends on a sense of rural Americana for its soul.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: B+

June 9, 2006
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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Its characters may be made of steel, but this movie is made of sturdier stuff: heart and art.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 4/4

June 9, 2006
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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Cars idles at times. And it's not until its final laps that the movie gains the emotional traction we've come to expect from the Toy Story and Nemo crews.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 3/4

June 9, 2006
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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No other outfit can match Pixar's knack for plucking heartstrings without tearing them off the frets.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B+

June 9, 2006
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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The short answer is: Pixar does it again.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

June 9, 2006
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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At 116 minutes, it's a test not of speed but endurance.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

June 9, 2006
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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It tells a bright and cheery story, and then has a little something profound lurking around the edges. In this case, it's a sense of loss.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

June 9, 2006
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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It's powered by a human heart through a roadway of natural wonders and cultural signposts en route to the checkered flag.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: A-

June 9, 2006
Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
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None of the characters in Cars feel like flesh and blood. None of them feel like family. Instead, they're just a means to an end -- vehicles and nothing more.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

June 8, 2006
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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The makers of Doc Hollywood called. They want their movie back.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

June 8, 2006
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Pixar finally rolled out a clunker.

| Original Score: 2/4

June 8, 2006
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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The animation is stunningly rendered. But the story is always the critical element in Pixar movies, and Cars' story is heartfelt with a clear and unabashed moral.

Full Review Source: USA Today

June 8, 2006
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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While Cars may cross the finish line ahead of any of 2006's other animated films, it's several laps behind its Pixar siblings.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

June 8, 2006
Jessica Reaves
Chicago Tribune
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While it's a technically perfect movie, its tone is too manic, its characters too jaded and, in the end, its story too empty to stand up to expectations.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 8, 2006
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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It's the latest concoction from the geniuses at Pixar, probably the most inventive of the Computer Generated Imagery shop -- and the film's great fun, if well under the level of the first Toy Story.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

June 8, 2006
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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... both in its ingratiating vibe and bland execution, Cars is nothing if not totally, disappointingly new-age Disney ...

| Original Score: 2/5

June 8, 2006
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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What's surprising about this supremely engaging film is the source of its curb appeal: It has heart.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

June 8, 2006
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
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The truest measure of the movie is that eventually we forget we're watching a bunch of vehicles with faces and start to think of them as individual characters. It's quite an accomplishment, and perhaps one only possible by Pixar.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 4/5

June 8, 2006
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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It takes everything that's made Pixar shorthand for animation excellence -- strong characters, tight pacing, spot-on voice casting, a warm sense of humor and visuals that are pure, pixilated bliss -- and carries them to the next stage.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

June 8, 2006
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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Cars, although obviously the product of highly gifted and hard-working animators, is something of a misfire.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: B

June 8, 2006
Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
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Cars gives you plenty of time to think, some of which you may wish to use wondering why it isn't a better movie.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

June 8, 2006
Gene Seymour
Newsday
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And as pop flies go, Cars is pretty to watch, even as it loops, drifts and, at times, looks as if it's just hanging in midair.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 3/4

June 8, 2006
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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At almost 2 hours, the movie, well, exhausts its welcome, somehow managing to be simultaneously frenetic and leaden.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: C-

June 8, 2006
Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
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Cars cheerfully hitches cutting-edge animation to a folksy narrative plugging friendship, community and a Luddite mistrust of high tech.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

June 8, 2006
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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A work of American art as classic as it is modern.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A-

June 7, 2006
Tasha Robinson
AV Club
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By previous Pixar standards, it's a weak sort of win.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B+

June 7, 2006
Robert Wilonsky
Village Voice
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What ultimately redeems Cars from turning out a total lemon is its soul. Lasseter loves these animated inanimate objects as though they were kin, and it shows in every beautifully rendered frame.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

June 6, 2006
David Ansen
Newsweek
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Cars inspires more admiration than elation. It dazzles even as it disappoints.

Full Review Source: Newsweek

June 5, 2006
Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
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While the other guys are still hawking talking animals, the folks at Pixar continue to up the anthropomorphic ante with terrific characters and crowd-pleasing storytelling that are as much a part of the company's much-deserved success as all that state-of

June 5, 2006
Brian Lowry
Variety
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Despite representing another impressive technical achievement, it's the least visually interesting of the computer-animation boutique's movies, and -- in an ironic twist for a story about auto racing -- drifts slowly through its semi-arid midsection.

Full Review Source: Variety

June 5, 2006
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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Existing both in turbo-charged today and the gentler '50s, straddling the realms of Pixar styling and old Disney heart, this new-model Cars is an instant classic.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

May 30, 2006
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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I found it really touching. I mean this is a worthy edition to the great Pixar library.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

May 30, 2006
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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Fueled with plenty of humor, action, heartfelt drama, and amazing new technical feats, Cars is a high octane delight for moviegoers of all ages.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

April 27, 2006

Time Out
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There are many other brilliant scenes, some just as funny but there are just as many occasions where you feel the film's struggling to fire on all cylinders. Still, it's a Pixar film, right? And they're always worth a gander no matter what anyone says.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
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