The Incredibles Reviews

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
June 20, 2007
The sleek computer animation is spellbinding as usual.
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
Bombastic finale aside, it's a cut (and an age-range) above the simplicities of Finding Nemo.
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
December 16, 2004
The often wry and pointed dialogue reminded me of the glory days of radio.
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Anthony Lane
New Yorker
November 9, 2004
The folks at the movie's heart are exaggerated way beyond our capacities but not quite beyond our imaginings. The title is unjust; these are the very slightly credibles.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
November 6, 2004
Exemplary mixture of top-notch storytelling, visual razzle-dazzle, accessible humor, and involving action.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
November 6, 2004
The Incredibles has that rare quality of feeling modern and classic at the same time.
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Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
November 5, 2004
A brilliant satire on modern American life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Jennifer Frey
Washington Post
November 5, 2004
As always, Pixar excels with its animation, but what makes this family film even more appealing is the smartness of the script, which is clearly written, end to end, to appeal to adults as well as children.
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
November 5, 2004
Deliriously smart escapist fare.
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
November 5, 2004
Families will flock to and enjoy this movie, but it's likely only adults will really get it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Carla Meyer
San Francisco Chronicle
November 5, 2004
The Incredibles, the latest animated wonder from Emeryville's Pixar Animation Studios, will intrigue adults as well as 7-year-olds. In fact, the adults might be more intrigued.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
November 5, 2004
A spirited state-of-the-art riff on vintage James Bond movies and the superhero ethos of the 1950s and '60s.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
November 5, 2004
Even by Pixar standards, The Incredibles is unexpected, a mold-breaking computer-animated adventure that pleases the eye, bends the mind and, ultimately, lifts the spirit.
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
November 5, 2004
A visually thrilling experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
November 5, 2004
The Incredibles is so jammed with entertainment that, at two hours, it's almost too much.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Leah McLaren
Globe and Mail
November 5, 2004
Not only is this a rollicking cartoon joy ride for all the little Olivias and Spencers in your life -- it's a solid film in its own right.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
November 5, 2004
An incredible amount of fun.
| Original Score: A-
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
November 5, 2004
Another hip-but- wholesome animated family comedy from Hollywood superhero Pixar.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
November 5, 2004
A novel and surprisingly wry helping of big-screen comic-book life.
| Original Score: B
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
November 5, 2004
The Incredibles is a zippy, visually powerful riff on what happens when a hero feels like a zero.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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November 5, 2004
The people at Pixar have done it again. They've married state-of-the-art computer animation to great storytelling and have delivered a unique film full of heart, pathos and an unfailing faith in the triumph of good over evil.
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
November 5, 2004
An emotionally resonant, inventively hilarious movie that, oddly, may be its most family-friendly yet.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
November 5, 2004
One of the year's most visually dazzling and emotionally satisfying adventures.
| Original Score: 4/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
November 5, 2004
Here's another example of Pixar's mastery of popular animation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
November 4, 2004
Easily the best and brightest family-friendly movie of the year.
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
November 4, 2004
One of the year's most clever and visually arresting computer-animated films.
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
November 4, 2004
[An] unprecedented film that is not just a grand feature-length cartoon but a grand feature.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
November 4, 2004
A laugh-out-loud funny, adrenaline-fueled romp.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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November 4, 2004
Made with so much wit, such cinematic savvy, and such a brilliant instinct for the way real bodies move through space, that it has more ontological authenticity than a lot of films featuring people who actually exist.
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Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
November 4, 2004
Pixar has delivered its first pure action picture, while still managing not to lose sight of its preoccupation with family.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
November 4, 2004
A movie with the sweet soul of Toy Story and the boisterous spirit of Spy Kids.
| Original Score: 4/4
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John Anderson
Newsday
November 4, 2004
A fun-filled foray into animated action, fantasy and adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
November 4, 2004
Pixar's new animated action-comedy, about a superhero family stuck in middle-class suburban exile, comes tantalizingly close to greatness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 4, 2004
A computer-generated animated adventure about retired superheroes, blends action, humor and even a touch of earnest emotion into a dazzling visual package.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
November 4, 2004
A delightful adventure for families.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
November 4, 2004
Filled with the kind of funny detail that has become a Pixar trademark.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
November 4, 2004
Everything works in this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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David Chute
L.A. Weekly
November 4, 2004
The Incredibles creates so seamless a mood of exhilaration that we resent being pulled out of it.
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Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune
November 4, 2004
A vivid, sublime parody and valentine to the superhero genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
November 4, 2004
Bird and the Pixar whizzes do what they do excellently; you just wish they were doing something else.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Ken Tucker
New York Magazine/Vulture
November 3, 2004
The sleek beauty, crafty wit, family warmth, and impeccable slapstick suffusing The Incredibles immediately vaults it to a new, higher level of entertainment.
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Jeff Giles
Newsweek
November 3, 2004
A funny and, at times, ingenious movie.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
November 3, 2004
While delivering the goods as a rip-roaring action-adventure and in the process rocketing the art of animation to new heights of imagination, humor and wonder, director-writer Brad Bird has crafted a film that breaks fresh ground and defies fogy rules.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
November 3, 2004
The command and ingenuity with which Pixar has, once again, raised the level of excellence to which animated movies (and, why stop there, all movies) can aspire is easy to take for granted.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Jessica Winter
Village Voice
November 2, 2004
The Incredibles announces the studio's arrival in the vast yet overcrowded Hollywood lot of eardrum-bashing, metal-crunching action sludge.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
November 1, 2004
One of the most entertaining family films of the year.
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
October 29, 2004
As imaginative and astute as any general audience entertainment has been for a long while.