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Cars 2 Reviews

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Derek Malcolm
This is London
July 22, 2011
It is all quite jolly and fast-paced, a feast for the eyes, but there's not much for the mind or the heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
July 22, 2011
Mater's ugly-Americanism may be 'humorous,' but simmering below the surface of this story is the horrifying prospect of another kind of American idiocy taking hold around the world: 'intelligent design.'
Shaun Munro
What Culture
July 22, 2011
It unquestionably sparkles visually and the very youngest kids will still enjoy it, but between Cars 2 and particularly Pixar's three previous features stands a wide chasm of quality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Geoffrey Macnab
Independent (UK)
July 22, 2011
The invention here is often still dazzling, the race sequences are invigorating and spirited voice work atones for the inexpressiveness of the cars themselves. Even so, this isn't Pixar at top gear.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
July 21, 2011
One for the scrapheap.
Allan Hunter
Daily Express
July 21, 2011
Ultimately, Cars 2 isn't a bad film but it does have some deadly dull stretches and never hits top gear.
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
July 21, 2011
It's funny, entertaining, and visually witty. I could happily watch it again, just for the ingenuity of the background detail.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 21, 2011
A Mater overload is on the cards, and much as the new characters add some dimension, it's still a Mater-McQueen show, essentially.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
July 21, 2011
Not much engine-power here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph
July 21, 2011
So-so.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Terry Staunton
Radio Times
July 21, 2011
Lasseter delivers some exciting race sequences set in, among other places, Paris and London, but the stop-start nature of the yarn results in a rare instance of Pixar failing to fire on all cylinders.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nell Frizzell
Little White Lies
July 21, 2011
Sweet turbo mother of fuel injections, what is this?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
July 20, 2011
Cars 2 is beautiful to look at, but the characters still don't really grab hold of your hearts like Woody & Co from Toy Story or even the fish in Finding Nemo.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies
July 20, 2011
Ironic that Cars continues to be Pixar's most underpowered juggernaut - but you have to admire the body work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
July 20, 2011
Cars 2 is beautifully animated but it's also frequently dull and painfully unfunny, thanks to an irritating lead character, an overstuffed script, several poorly conceived jokes and a plot that's probably too complicated for its target audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Simon Reynolds
Digital Spy
July 20, 2011
Aesthetically Cars 2 is as accomplished as anything the studio has done, but look under the bonnet and the script doesn't quite have the sophistication to shift into top gear.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Derek Adams
Time Out
July 19, 2011
Time, perhaps, for the franchise to be towed off to the scrapyard. Sorry, Pixar.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ian Freer
Empire Magazine
July 18, 2011
It's not vintage Pixar, but Cars 2 is still streets ahead of most of the animated pack.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
July 14, 2011
For the first time in its 25-year existence, Pixar has created an utterly ordinary film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
July 14, 2011
It's good fun but, with so many characters and plot strands, it also feels cluttered and rather chaotic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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