Cars 2

Cars 2



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Cars 2 Reviews

Page 1 of 11
Ben Kendrick

Despite a more interesting plot, Cars 2 still leans on a number of problems established in the first film -- specifically leading men, Lightning McQueen and Mater.

Full Review Source: ScreenRant | Original Score: 2.5/5

October 2, 2012
Grae Drake

Unless you have a kid in tow who wants to see about 75 new cars that you'll later have to buy for them in toy form, this movie isn't a must-see.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 1.5/5

June 24, 2011
Shaun Munro
What Culture

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 Source: What Culture | Original Score: 2.5/5

July 22, 2011
Matt Neal
The Standard

It's finally happened. Pixar's mythical run of great films is over.

Full Review Source: The Standard | Original Score: 2/5

June 26, 2011
Teddy Durgin
Screen It!

If you have kids under 10, you'll at least marvel at the multiple car chases and car races this sequel delivers. But for everyone else, this is the first Pixar movie that you should skip entirely. (Full Content Parental Review Also Available)

Full Review Source: Screen It!

June 23, 2011
Glenn Dunks

There is nothing here to justify a sequel, other than the merchandising revenue. What they have given us is a limp, over-stuffed film that lacks class.

Full Review Source: Trespass

June 24, 2011
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

Fine as a mild diversion, but up against Pixar's high standards, it's a definite disappointment.

Full Review Source: Las Vegas Weekly | Original Score: 2.5/5

June 22, 2011
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy

Cars 2 is not only the weakest Pixar film to date, but it's the first one that can be sadly dismissed as not particularly worth seeing.

Full Review Source: Cinema Autopsy | Original Score: 2.5/5

June 19, 2011
Alison Gang
San Diego Union-Tribune

While the little ones will have plenty to feast their eyes, ears and short attention spans on, grown-ups should accept that this is one Pixar effort that treats the adults in the audience more like baby sitters.

Full Review Source: San Diego Union-Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 24, 2011
Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

Not since Hee Haw has the South been so successfully slandered; Larry the Cable Guy's live action films are beyond abysmal, and his hayseed, grinning rube act is no less offensive or cynical when transposed into cartoon form.

Full Review Source: Metro Times (Detroit, MI) | Original Score: D+

June 24, 2011
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire

It's hugely sad that the Emeryville studio have turned in their first dud but the stark reality is that Cars 2 really offers very little for neither kids nor adults.

Full Review Source: Fan The Fire | Original Score: 2/5

July 11, 2011
James Berardinelli
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Although it would be unfair to label Cars 2 as unwatchable, it is surprisingly tedious in parts and not as satisfying as one might expect.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 24, 2011
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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Larry the Cable Guy has helped make Mater one of Pixar's sweetest creations. He just happens to reside in the studio's least-magical franchise.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 24, 2011
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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Despite its technical and design finesse, this ranks as Pixar's weakest project to date, as well as the first from the animation powerhouse that can be described as craven.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

June 23, 2011
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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The law of averages has finally caught up with the most remarkable studio in modern movie history, the dream factory that lived up to Buzz Lightyear's joyous cry of "To infinity and beyond." This frenzied sequel seldom gets beyond mediocrity.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

June 23, 2011
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

It looks like a Pixar film, but it sure doesn't feel like one.

Full Review Source: Three Movie Buffs | Original Score: 2/4

June 25, 2011
Nell Frizzell
Little White Lies

Sweet turbo mother of fuel injections, what is this?

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 1/5

July 21, 2011
Clint O'Connor
Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cute cars and some terrific animation, but Cars 2 lacks compelling characters and a clever story. Pixar is so adept at providing emotion and laughs. This one lacks both.

Full Review Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer | Original Score: C+

June 23, 2011
Julian Roman

The animation is superb, but the length and sledgehammer delivery takes Cars 2 down to second gear.

Full Review Source: MovieWeb | Original Score: 3.5/5

June 23, 2011

This isn't an animated film, this is a cartoon.

Full Review Source: UGO | Original Score: C-

June 21, 2011
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012
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