Cars 2

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Cars 2 is as visually appealing as any other Pixar production, but all that dazzle can't disguise the rusty storytelling under the hood.

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Racecar Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) and his tow-truck buddy, Mater (Larry the Cable Guy), have had their share of adventures together but nothing like what they experience when they head overseas for the first-ever World Grand Prix. While Lightning has his eye on the road to the championship, Mater takes a detour to international espionage when he meets British master spy Finn McMissile (Michael Caine) and stunning spy-in-training Holley Shiftwell (Emily Mortimer).

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Owen Wilson
Lightning McQueen
Voice
Michael Caine
Finn McMissile
Voice
Emily Mortimer
Holley Shiftwell
Voice
John Turturro
Francesco Bernoulli
Voice
Eddie Izzard
Miles Axlerod
Voice
Bonnie Hunt
Sally
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Tony Shalhoub
Luigi
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Cheech Marin
Ramone
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Jason Isaacs
Siddeley, Leland Turbo
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Brad Lewis
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Ben Queen
Screenwriter
Michael Giacchino
Original Music
Sharon Calahan
Cinematographer
Jeremy Lasky
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Stephen Schaffer
Film Editor
Harley Jessup
Production Design
Jay Shuster
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Critic Reviews for Cars 2

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Audience Reviews for Cars 2

  • Jun 19, 2016
    While it may be Pixar's weakest film to date, Cars 2 is still a satisfying diversion for two hours - even if the story and characters force you to turn your brain off.
    Matthew M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 16, 2015
    This movie lacked what other Pixar movies didn't lack. The first Cars was okay, but did we need a sequel?
    EpicLadySponge t Super Reviewer
  • Aug 18, 2014
    Lacking compared to the first one, but kids will enjoy it anyway.
    Angela A Super Reviewer
  • Nov 18, 2013
    Jesus Christ, it reminds me of <i>Fay Grim</i> (2006)...... What a bizarre turn of bizarre events that came straight out from Bizarro world. I saw <i>Cars 2</i> <b>for the first time</b> exactly one week after watching Hal Hartley's sequel to <i>Henry Fool</i>, called <i>Fay Grim</i>. And it suffers from exactly the same f***ing syndrome: an illusion of international espionage parody. Wha.... Whhh What's the use? What's the logic behind such decision? In what book is it stated that making a film with thought-provoking reflections, either metaphysical, earthly or heartwarming, and continuing it with a "comedic" international espionage twist is supposed to contribute ANYTHING to the story? I would only justify such attempt with independent or renowned filmmakers, <b>as was the case of Hal Hartley</b>, but we are talking about Pixar here, a company focused at making trascendental 3D-animated films aimed at all types of audiences. This had no nostalgic quality, no logic in its continuity, no comprehensible character connections. No, it's just a parody. A bad one. I blame Pixar greatly because it hasn't been listening to the suggestions (let's not call them "demands") of fans: if there must be a sequel, it must be <i>The Incredibles 2</i>, not Cars 2, not Finding Dory, not Monsters University, no Toy Story 3 (an overrated sentimental mess). They are getting it all wrong. 90% of the times, sequels are signs of imminent scarcity in creativity. Pixar falls into that 90% of cases. How shameful. 54/100
    Edgar C Super Reviewer

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