Cars Reviews

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis
October 23, 2013
'Cars' has energy and heart-two things that 'Robots' lacked.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
July 7, 2010
Unlike other Pixar releases, Cars does not cross over to adults as well as Finding Nemo or The Incredibles. But kids will love it, and isn't that what this type of animation is all about?
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Kit Bowen
Hollywood.com
September 8, 2009
Pixar's latest visual stunner with a heart of gold honors our obsession with the automobile. Although it will make many nostalgic for the open road, especially the historic Route 66, the kids might get a little bored with this one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Steve Biodrowski
Cinefantastique
June 6, 2009
Although the plot coasts along a predictable path, the verbal jokes and sight gags rev things up along the way, making the film enjoyable almost from start to finish.
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
April 23, 2009
Owen Wilson's infectious good-natured energy permeates Pixar's light-hearted animated movie about "Lightning McQueen" a rookie competition race car that discovers there's more to life than winning races.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Kit Bowen
Hollywood.com
November 20, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
October 29, 2008
Cars is Pixar's most improbable success to date, a film that could easily have misfired, but somehow does not.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Here it is, another masterpiece from director John Lasseter and his fellow geniuses at Pixar Animation Studios, once again raising the bar out of reach of everyone but themselves.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Brandon Fibbs
BrandonFibbs.com
February 28, 2008
One of these days, the magicians at Pixar will make a bad movie%u2013or even a mediocre one%u2013but it hasn't happened yet.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Kevin Lally
Film Journal International
February 22, 2007
There's a lot of heart and soul--complemented by some of the most eye-popping visuals the computer-animation pioneer has ever devised.
Philip French
Observer [UK]
January 20, 2007
Cars is not Pixar at its very best but it's immaculately drawn, full of surprises and beautifully voiced. It also moves at an astonishing speed.
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
November 30, 2006
Beautifully animated, and the story is great.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
November 7, 2006
In Cars Pixar has come up with a strong story, beautiful images, intriguing themes, and endearing characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Russ Breimeier
Christianity Today
September 11, 2006
This isn't a bad story, but it's a bit hokey, and not nearly as imaginative as Pixar's previous triumphs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Harry Guerin
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
August 31, 2006
Often veers over the central line between watchable and disappointing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Michael Szymanski
Sci-Fi Weekly
August 23, 2006
n this day of skyrocketing gas prices, when going out for a drive has become a frivolous luxury, this car-culture film could be a cute reminder of days past%u2014a fun historical reference for the kids%u2014sort of like Disney's Dinosaur.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
August 14, 2006
There's sure to be a dud somewhere in its future, but right now, the Disney/Pixar combination is the film industry's only sure-fire, guar-an-teed, git-'er-done hitmaker.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Joe Utichi
FilmFocus
August 5, 2006
An average Pixar movie remains markedly better than the best from any other animation studio.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
July 28, 2006
Beneath those whiz-bang, state-of-the-art graphics lies a paean to nostalgia we've all heard before.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Olly Richards
Empire Magazine
July 28, 2006
Judged against previous form, this is not Pixar firing on all cylinders, lacking the sophisticated comedy we've come to expect. Judged against fare from other studios, however, it's a triumph.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012
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Film School Rejects
October 18, 2008

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