Finding Dory - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Finding Dory Reviews

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David Bernal
Cinemanía (Spain)
October 4, 2016
Its originality radicates in its execution: frantic rhythm, a detailed script, brilliant design, and emotional hits strategically placed with a bunch of new characters. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
September 30, 2016
Two raffish sea lions, a loony bird, and camouflaging, ink-blurting Gary are welcome new additions. But there's no thematic reason to return to Nemo-land-the messages are predictable. Sprightly and amusing but a bit slight and not quite memorable enough.
Alejandro Alemán
El Universal
September 26, 2016
The lack of originality in this film it's compensated with humor and adventure. [Full review in Spanish]
Rich Cline
September 13, 2016
Because it centres on a personal quest, it's a very different style of movie, which makes some of the action feel rather contrived. But the characters are still vivid and likeable, and it's packed with meaningful themes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Hugo Hernández Valdivia
September 13, 2016
Pixar rarely fails at short films but with this film it seems that creativity is running out. [Full review in Spanish]
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
August 18, 2016
Strong, mid-tier Pixar.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Bernard Boo
August 12, 2016
One of Pixar's most delightful offerings to date.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
August 10, 2016
'Finding Dory' is a swimming success.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
August 7, 2016
Balance is the thing and Stanton and MacLane know when to use a well-timed piece of slapstick or visual gag to cut through sentiment.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Roe McDermott
Hot Press
August 2, 2016
Finding Dory's unflinchingly complex and emotional look at disability and creative thinking still proves memorable.
Paul Whitington
Irish Independent
August 1, 2016
I'm not sure this film has the emotional resonance of the original, and nothing much is done to develop the characters of Marlin and Nemo. But Finding Dory is a lot of fun, and went down a bomb with junior critics.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Roxana Hadadi
Chesapeake Family Magazine
August 1, 2016
Before a somewhat cluttered conclusion, Finding Dory is a truly touching film, graceful in its exploration of identity, family, and the way they intersect.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ali Gray
July 31, 2016
We're now at a point in the history of animation where animators can tell a joke with a facial expression shared between a fish and a cephalopod.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 31, 2016
Stuffed to the gills with gags and generates plenty of empathy for the Ellen DeGeneres-voiced Dory ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Charlotte O'Sullivan
London Evening Standard
July 31, 2016
Finding Dory is inferior to Finding Nemo (and both Toy Story sequels). Those films are tesseracts, this one's a cube. That said, to label it average somehow misses the point.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Brian Viner
Daily Mail (UK)
July 31, 2016
The short-term memory-loss business very quickly becomes more wearing than funny. I can't say that its poignancy really worked on me, either, though I know it has on some.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
July 31, 2016
While entertaining and beautifully animated, with some amusing set-pieces that will thrill children, it's a rather shallow follow up that doesn't touch the heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
July 31, 2016
Dory's story will not leave a dry eye in the cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Wendy Ide
Observer (UK)
July 31, 2016
It is approached with such charm and warmth that it hardly matters that the two films share such similar arcs.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tara Brady
Irish Times
July 31, 2016
There are commendable lessons here about being resilient and resourceful and kind, but you'll have fun learning them.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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