Monsters University (2013) - Rotten Tomatoes

Monsters University (2013)



Critic Consensus: Offering Monsters, Inc. fans a return visit with beloved characters, Monsters University delivers funny and thoughtful family entertainment for viewers of any age.

Movie Info

Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan are an inseparable pair, but that wasn't always the case. From the moment these two mismatched monsters met they couldn't stand each other. "Monsters University" unlocks the door to how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best of friends. -- (C) Walt Disneymore
Rating: G
Genre: Action & Adventure, Animation, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Daniel Gerson, Robert L. Baird, Dan Scanlon
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 29, 2013
Box Office: $268.5M
Walt Disney Pictures - Official Site


John Goodman
as Sullivan
Helen Mirren
as Dean Hardscrabble
Peter Sohn
as Squishy
Alfred Molina
as Professor Knight
Tyler Labine
as Greek Council VP
Aubrey Plaza
as Greek Council Presid...
Noah Johnston
as Young Mike
Julia Sweeney
as Ms. Squibbles
Bonnie Hunt
as Mrs. Graves
John Krasinski
as Frank McCay
Bill Hader
as Referee/Slug
Beth Behrs
as PNK Carrie
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News & Interviews for Monsters University

Critic Reviews for Monsters University

All Critics (184) | Top Critics (43)

It is essentially Revenge of the Nerds, with fur. And scales. And whatever gooey, gelatinous substance comprises the outer coating of various other oddball creatures in this crazy parallel world.

Full Review… | August 8, 2013
Top Critic

Studios don't often seem to be thinking about the ideal moviegoer, just about the maximum number of moviegoers ... Pixar is no different in that regard, but even in this relatively fallow period ... it's never stopped thinking the most of us.

Full Review… | July 26, 2013
Top Critic

Much to the surprise of moviegoers, the film turns out to be an anti-Disney anti-fairy tale in which you don't get special treatment even if you are special, but you can still achieve your goal even if life isn't the way you've planned.

Full Review… | October 8, 2015
Critic's Notebook

With their prequel, Pixar creates a respectable and fun companion piece to "Monsters, Inc."

Full Review… | October 3, 2015
Cinema Crazed

With its juvenile orientation, uninspired gags, and disappointing lack of pathos, it's a close cousin to A Bug's Life, and certain to be just as forgotten.

Full Review… | March 10, 2014
Film Freak Central

Proof that Pixar still has that intangible magic, and is able to make movies for children, adults - and the adults of tomorrow.

Full Review… | January 22, 2014
The Verge

Audience Reviews for Monsters University

After seeing 'Frozen', 'The Lego Movie' and 'How to Train Your Dragon 2', my admiration for this movie has diminished severely. But hey, it was fun while it lasted.

Liam Gadd
Liam Gadd

Super Reviewer

For the children a morality tale told cute about never giving up, perserverence. For the teens to adults crowd eplentiful (yet little) jokes referencing school days, sold with familiar, if cartoon, faces and voices. All in all not a bad way to spend some time though nowhere near the masterpiece Toy Story 3 turned out to be.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

Dedicated but not-very-scary monster Mike teams up with a frightening but undisciplined Sully and a team of misfits to win the Monsters University scare games and earn a spot in the Scaring Program. It's basically Pixar's Monsters version of REVENGE OF THE NERDS, but it's a pleasant diversion.

Greg S

Super Reviewer

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