Toy Story Reviews

Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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September 7, 2011

Full Review | Original Score: A
Derek Adams
Time Out
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October 4, 2009

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.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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August 31, 2008

The year's most inventive comedy.

David Ansen
Newsweek
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August 18, 2008

A winning animated feature that has something for everyone on the age spectrum.

Leonard Klady
Variety
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June 9, 2008

The film sports a provocative and appealing story that's every bit the equal of this technical achievement.

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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March 10, 2008

An entertaining computer-generated, hyperrealist animation feature (1995) that's also in effect a toy catalog.

Michael Booth
Denver Post
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May 3, 2007

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.

Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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June 24, 2006

The film will probably be more fully appreciated by adults, who'll love the snappy, knowing verbal gags, the vivid, deftly defined characters, and the overall conceptual sophistication.

Janet Maslin
New York Times
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May 20, 2003

Children will enjoy a new take on the irresistible idea of toys coming to life. Adults will marvel at a witty script and utterly brilliant anthropomorphism.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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February 13, 2001

Although its computer-generated imagery is impressive, the major surprise of this bright foray into a new kind of animation is how much cleverness has been invested in story and dialogue.

Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
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January 1, 2000

How perfect that two of the most popular funny guys around, Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, speak for the lead boy-toys.

| Original Score: 4/4
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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January 1, 2000

The result is a visionary roller-coaster ride of a movie.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
John Hartl
Film.com
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January 1, 2000

Disney's witty, wondrously imaginative, all-computer-generated cartoon is far and away the best of the new holiday movies in town.

Susan Stark
Detroit News
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January 1, 2000

Disney's first computer-made animated feature is a 3-D eye popper.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
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January 1, 2000

The script, by Lasseter, Pete Docter, Andrew Stanton and Joe Ranft, is filled with clever gags that keep the two heroes at each other's throats and the plot on fast- forward.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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January 1, 2000

The one big negative about Toy Story involves Disney's overcommercialization.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Sean Means
Film.com
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January 1, 2000

Technically, Toy Story is nearly flawless.

Rita Kempley
Washington Post
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January 1, 2000

It's a nice change of pace to see the studio draw magic from this modern tale about ordinary 20th-century kid Andy and his eager-to-please playthings.


Entertainment Weekly
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November 22, 1995

I can hardly imagine having more fun at the movies than I did at Toy Story, the miraculous new Disney feature that's the first full-length animated film to be produced entirely on computer.

Full Review | Original Score: A
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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November 22, 1995

The great voice acting, the visual puns, all added up to an animation game changer.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5