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Cars 2 Reviews

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John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
June 30, 2013
Undoubtedly flawed, this animated film is still (barely) worth seeing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/5
Will Leitch
Deadspin
June 22, 2013
Minor Pixar, but it would be a major film were it made by just about anyone else. I, for one, will not get greedy.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 2, 2013
Unlike the duller than duller "Cars," this is better than the toys they sell along with it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Simon Gallagher
What Culture
January 2, 2012
With Cars 2 it seems Pixar may have fallen on the self-made sword of success. But even for adult audiences, it is no more than middling - it is neither terribly good nor terrible, but it still out-performs the majority of rival animation studios' output.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
December 29, 2011
It's so eye-popping that Cars 2 easily ranks as one of the best 3D entries this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Andrew Hedley
Flicks.co.nz
December 7, 2011
...Cars 2 is a bright and breezy excursion that avoids the slow patches the original had...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sean Axmaker
MSN.com
November 1, 2011
Kids will be entertained and so will adults. I just didn't find myself particularly engaged.
Neil Pond
American Profile
September 8, 2011
The summer's first must-see family film is another cross-generational treasure from Pixar-Disney, with a full tank of humor, high-tech animation in the service of a good story, and heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Luxford
The National (UAE)
September 1, 2011
unlikely to be regarded among the best of the American studios' work, Cars 2 is a likeable sequel with dazzling visuals and adheres to everything Disney stands for.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture
July 28, 2011
The whole thing's basically Theseus' paradox as performed by a cast of sentient automobiles.
Catherine Jones
Liverpool Echo
July 22, 2011
Visuals look spectacular and action sequences take full advantage of the 3D format so you feel like you are burning rubber down winding roads at dizzying speed.
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
July 22, 2011
It is all quite jolly and fast-paced, a feast for the eyes, but there's not much for the mind or the heart.
| Original Score: 3/5
Geoffrey Macnab
Independent (UK)
July 22, 2011
The invention here is often still dazzling, the race sequences are invigorating and spirited voice work atones for the inexpressiveness of the cars themselves. Even so, this isn't Pixar at top gear.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
July 21, 2011
Ultimately, Cars 2 isn't a bad film but it does have some deadly dull stretches and never hits top gear.
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
July 21, 2011
It's funny, entertaining, and visually witty. I could happily watch it again, just for the ingenuity of the background detail.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 21, 2011
A Mater overload is on the cards, and much as the new characters add some dimension, it's still a Mater-McQueen show, essentially.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph (UK)
July 21, 2011
So-so.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Terry Staunton
Radio Times
July 21, 2011
Lasseter delivers some exciting race sequences set in, among other places, Paris and London, but the stop-start nature of the yarn results in a rare instance of Pixar failing to fire on all cylinders.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
July 20, 2011
Cars 2 is beautiful to look at, but the characters still don't really grab hold of your hearts like Woody & Co from Toy Story or even the fish in Finding Nemo.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies
July 20, 2011
Ironic that Cars continues to be Pixar's most underpowered juggernaut - but you have to admire the body work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012
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