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Toy Story

Toy Story (1995)

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Average Rating: 9/10
Reviews Counted: 78
Fresh: 78 | Rotten: 0

As entertaining as it is innovative, Toy Story kicked off Pixar's unprecedented run of quality pictures, reinvigorating animated film in the process.

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Average Rating: 8.6/10
Critic Reviews: 20
Fresh: 20 | Rotten: 0

As entertaining as it is innovative, Toy Story kicked off Pixar's unprecedented run of quality pictures, reinvigorating animated film in the process.

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Toy Story was the first feature-length film animated entirely by computer. If this seems to be a sterile, mechanical means of moviemaking, be assured that the film is as chock-full of heart and warmth as any Disney cartoon feature. The star of the proceedings is Woody, a pull-string cowboy toy belonging to a wide-eyed youngster named Andy. Whenever Andy's out of the room, Woody revels in his status as the boy's number one toy. His supremacy is challenged by a high-tech, space-ranger action

Mar 20, 2001

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All Critics (78) | Top Critics (20) | Fresh (78) | Rotten (0) | DVD (44)

So ingenious in concept, design and execution that you could watch it on a postage stamp-sized screen and still be engulfed by its charm.

October 4, 2009 Full Review Source: Time Out | Comments (4)
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The year's most inventive comedy.

August 31, 2008 Full Review Source: TIME Magazine
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A winning animated feature that has something for everyone on the age spectrum.

August 18, 2008 Full Review Source: Newsweek
Newsweek
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The film sports a provocative and appealing story that's every bit the equal of this technical achievement.

June 9, 2008 Full Review Source: Variety | Comment (1)
Variety
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An entertaining computer-generated, hyperrealist animation feature (1995) that's also in effect a toy catalog.

March 10, 2008 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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As Lion King did before it, Toy Story revived the art of American children's animation, and ushered in a set of smart movies that entertained children and their parents. It's a landmark movie, and doesn't get old with frequent repetition.

May 3, 2007 Full Review Source: Denver Post | Comments (2)
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To an entire generation of filmgoers, it just might represent the most significant leap in storytelling that they will ever see...

June 20, 2011 Full Review Source: What Culture
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Pixar classic is one of the best kids' movies of all time.

December 29, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Comment (1)
Common Sense Media

Apesar de representar um imenso avanço tecnológico, a força do filme reside no carisma de seus personagens e no charme de sua história.

June 17, 2010 | Comments (2)
Cinema em Cena

When Woody perks up in the opening scene, it's not only the toy cowboy who comes alive - we're watching the rebirth of an art form.

June 10, 2010 Full Review Source: LarsenOnFilm | Comments (2)
LarsenOnFilm

Introduced not one but two indelible characters to the pop culture pantheon: cowboy rag-doll Woody (Tom Hanks) and plastic space ranger Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen). [Blu-ray]

April 1, 2010 Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews | Comments (2)
Groucho Reviews

it is easy to see how virtually everything that is good in animation right now has some small seed in Toy Story

March 26, 2010 Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Comments (2)
Q Network Film Desk

Though some of the animation seems dated compared to later Pixar efforts and not nearly as detailed, what's here is done impeccably well.

March 23, 2010 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Comments (2)
Movie Metropolis

Perhaps the film is meant as a pre-emptive sop to any resistance to a new medium.

March 22, 2010 Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Comments (2)
Film Freak Central

Time has been kind to it, and future years I imagine will still be kind; a classic is forever.

October 6, 2009 Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Comments (3)
Antagony & Ecstasy

I think I speak for all adults and kids when I say I can't wait for playtime

October 5, 2009 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Comment (1)
Boxoffice Magazine

Turns out the real magic is nothing to do with technology: it's in the words, the voices, the story. But then, a child could have told you that.

October 4, 2009 Full Review Source: Film4 | Comments (2)
Film4

Its lightness of touch has not diminished, nor has its near-miraculous kidult-fusion humour.

October 4, 2009 Full Review Source: Guardian [UK] | Comments (3)
Guardian [UK]

The 3-D viewing doesn't make much difference...but it is a joy to see these superb films back on the big screen, even after dozens of DVD viewings.

October 4, 2009 Full Review Source: Times [UK]
Times [UK]

It doesn't enhance the experience, because the film's timeless appeal is down to great characters and wonderful storytelling; a classic that doesn't need goggles or gimmicks.

October 4, 2009 Full Review Source: Times [UK] | Comments (3)
Times [UK]

As such Toy Story in 3D is never overwhelming. Nor is it tedious, as many recent 3D vehicles have come too close for comfort to.

October 4, 2009 | Comments (2)
Little White Lies

The fresh look serves the story and is never allowed to overwhelm it, leaving a beautifully judged yarn to unwind and enchant a new intake of young cinemagoers.

October 4, 2009 Full Review Source: Sky Movies | Comments (2)
Sky Movies

There's no denying 3D adds extra texture to Pixar's seminal 1995 buddy movie, emphasising Buzz and Woody's toy's-eye- view of the world.

October 4, 2009 Full Review Source: Total Film | Comment (1)
Total Film

If anything, it feels even fresher, funnier and more thrilling in today's landscape of over-studied demographically correct moviemaking.

October 4, 2009 Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Comment (1)
Shadows on the Wall

If you haven't seen it for a while, you may have forgotten just how fantastic the snappy dialogue, visual gags and genuinely heartfelt story is.

October 4, 2009
Daily Record [UK]

Audience Reviews for Toy Story

A classic.
February 2, 2014
Raajay

Super Reviewer

Arguably the biggest film of my childhood. Even today, I return to the film and recite certain lines because they are are so iconic or humorous. The voice cast of Tom Hanks and Tim Allen fit the characters of Woody and Buzz so perfectly, this film should be seen as a major highlight in their careers. From Pizza Planet, to Sid's House and the race for the moving truck, this film features plenty of memorable scenes and locations. Randy Newman's song "You've Got A Friend In Me" is undeniably one of the best songs to be featured in a Pixar film, shame it didn't win the Oscar for 'Best Original Song' that it deserved. Overall, this is my most favored Pixar film of all time.
PS: Steve Jobs personally funded Pixar to make this film possible. So those who grew up with this film, remember this is another reason on how Jobs changed the world.
September 3, 2013
Samuel Riley
Samuel Riley

Super Reviewer

Pixar's first major smash hit and one of the first entirely computer animated films may not have aged well, considering the huge steps CGI characters have taken since 1995. Its biggest assets, a huge beating heart and a great sense of humor, still work so many years later and let you forget about the sometimes flat textures. The story, the characters and the jokes are what draws you into the story and soon after you forget you're actually watching an adventure about living toys. The great voice acting helps too, of course. The result, a glorious collection of exciting and fun action scenes, is so perfect, you sometimes feel the urge to clap applause in responds to the events on the screen. A classic.
February 7, 2013
ironclad1609

Super Reviewer

"Toy Story" has set the standard for animated films and has yet to be surpassed. So many iconic scenes and memorable characters. It's a classic and deserves to be. Surprising that the first feature-lengh animated film continues to be the best.
August 16, 2012
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Eric Shankle

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    1. Buzz Lightyear: I've set my laser from stun, to kill.
    2. Woody: Oh Great, oh great. If anyone tries to attack us, we can blink em to death.
    – Submitted by Joe N (5 months ago)
    1. Buzz Lightyear: I don't believe that man has ever been to medical school.
    – Submitted by Joe N (5 months ago)
    1. Buzz Lightyear: Another stunt like that, cowboy, you going to get us killed.
    2. Woody: Don't tell me what to do!
    3. Buzz Lightyear: Shhh!
    – Submitted by Andrew H (6 months ago)
    1. Woody: Buzz? Buzz Lightyear, you're not worried are you?
    2. Buzz Lightyear: Me? Oh no, no, no, no, no. Are you?
    3. Woody: Now Buzz, what can Andy possibly get that is worse then you?
    4. Andy: Oh what is it? What is it? Wow! A puppy!
    – Submitted by Christopher S (7 months ago)
    1. Woody: You, Are, A, Toyyyyy! You're not the real thing. You're an action figure. You are a child's play thing!
    2. Buzz Lightyear: You are a sad, strange little man. Farewell.
    3. Woody: Ya, well. Good riddance you loony.
    – Submitted by Christopher S (7 months ago)
    1. Buzz Lightyear: And there seems to be no sign of intelligent life anywhere.
    – Submitted by Katriina M (15 months ago)
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