Toy Story 2 Reviews

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Film4
January 22, 2010
It's rare for a sequel to outstrip its predecessor, but Toy Story 2 succeeds admirably.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Wendy Ide
Times [UK]
January 22, 2010
The film remains one of Pixar's finest moments. It's unexpectedly dark in tone, and, with its underlying theme of mortality and abandonment, it's perceptively written and superbly animated.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
January 22, 2010
The sharp, clear shapes and planes, with their vivid colours and hyperreal light, promise to float in front of the audience's eyes, near and far, in something like the old-fashioned 3D way.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies
January 22, 2010
With the messages about friendship, loyalty and the all-too-fleeting nature of childhood already striking the perfect emotional chord, the 3D treatment simply deepens the visual experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5

Total Film
January 22, 2010
Eye-rolling action, needle-sharp in-jokes, engaging characterisations, perfect plotting... The only fault with this movie is one slightly irksome ballad. But even that's not going to stop you floating out of the cinema sporting a big, soppy smile.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
David Parkinson
Radio Times
January 22, 2010
Nigh-on perfect.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Alex Zane
Sun Online
January 22, 2010
If you've not seen Toy Story 2, you're in for a treat.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express
January 22, 2010
Funny, inventive, surprisingly affecting and packed full of delightful touches, this is family entertainment of the highest order and definitely worth catching in this format.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Grant Lauchlan
Daily Record [UK]
January 22, 2010
Anyone who ever told you that a sequel couldn't be as good as the original needs to see this.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture
January 22, 2010
Remaining entirely true to Part 1 and yet establishing itself as a completely independent work, it is almost impossible to fault.
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
January 21, 2010
As with the recent 3D version of Toy Story, the 3D upgrade to Toy Story 2 is extremely impressive and makes this an unmissable experience, even if you've already seen it 20 times on DVD.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
October 6, 2009
Not content to simply re-create the success of its predecessor, the sequel... reveal[s] itself to be a surprisingly philosophical work.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
October 1, 2009
Inventive, hilarious, witty, touching and exhiliarting, (the final climatic scene which follows an airline's baggage handling system is heart stopping) "Toy Story 2" is that rarest of things - a perfect film.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Aaron Cutler
Slant Magazine
October 1, 2009
Our emotional autobiographies influence our film tastes more than we'd care to admit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
October 1, 2009
Toy Story 2 always struck me as a disappointment. It's a fine movie with plenty of spirit, but the franchise formula feels diluted, lacking the spark of creativity that made the original film sing.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
October 1, 2009
Colorful and witty...the mixture of action and humor proves as irresistible as ever.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Todd Gilchrist
IGN Movies
December 23, 2008
Toy Story 2 shares the unique distinction of being one of the very few sequels that actually surpasses its predecessor, and continues to entertain as effortlessly now as it did seven years ago when it debuted in theaters.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Top Critic
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
August 31, 2008
Pixar's improved computer animation is up to all the demands of this excellent adventure.
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
October 18, 2007
Toys are us.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Top Critic
Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
June 20, 2007
The movie's clearly articulated theme is whether life should be lived for the future or in the present, something both adults and children may find provocative.
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