Inside Out

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Inventive, gorgeously animated, and powerfully moving, Inside Out is another outstanding addition to the Pixar library of modern animated classics.



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Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions - Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley's mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley's main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school. -- (C) Pixar


Richard Kind
as Bing Bong
Mindy Kaling
as Disgust
Paula Poundstone
as Forgetter Paula
Bobby Moynihan
as Forgetter Bobby
Paula Pell
as Mom's Anger
Dave Goelz
as Subconscious Guard Frank
Frank Oz
as Subconscious Guard Dave
Josh Cooley
as Jangles
as Mind Worker Cop Jake
Carlos Alazraqui
as Helicopter Pilot
Peter Sagal
as Clown's Joy
Rashida Jones
as Cool Girl's Emotions
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Critic Reviews for Inside Out

All Critics (357) | Top Critics (56) | Fresh (350) | Rotten (7)

  • In the first half of the film, I was being piloted by Confusion and Dissatisfaction. But by the end, Joy was very much in charge.

    Dec 8, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Inside Out [is] a bold, gorgeous, sweet, funny, sometimes heartbreakingly sad, candy-colored adventure that deserves an Academy Award nomination for best picture.

    Aug 14, 2015 | Rating: 4/4
  • Tthe ordinary trauma of an 11-year-old girl coming to terms with a new life and school while losing all her old, comforting, childish certainties has become a glittering, bravura piece of cinema, a comedy both wise and tender.

    Jul 23, 2015 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

    Kate Muir

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • This is a movie that dares to explore existential crises, in the middle of the summer, in an animated movie that's aimed at the whole family

    Jun 24, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • On the scale of inventiveness, "Inside Out" will be hard to top this year. As so often with Pixar, you feel that you are visiting a laboratory crossed with a rainbow.

    Jun 22, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Welcome back, Pixar. You were sorely missed.

    Jun 20, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Inside Out

  • Jun 21, 2016
    Widely original, funny and powerful all at the same time, Inside Out is a very strong showing from Pixar - and one that cements Pixar as the geniuses of this era of filmmaking.
    Matthew M Super Reviewer
  • Jun 03, 2016
    I may not be the target audience for Inside Out, but I know when Pixar is on form, and Inside Out meets the criteria. Given that the last Pixar movie I watched was Cars 2, I'm sure you can forgive me for being nervous going in to this latest effort. Thankfully, Inside Out completely dissuaded me of my fears, and brought forth a very message-centric film that is still entertaining for all those young and old.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • May 25, 2016
    Funny, heart-warming, original. The best film by Pixar in years!
    Ace T Super Reviewer
  • May 01, 2016
    Maybe the best animated movies I've ever seen, 'Inside Out' is very creative and touching at the same time. It makes you think about everything that could be going on inside the mind of a child when she's going through difficult adjustments in her life, and more generally, what goes on inside all of us. I'm not sure why the film has drawn such ire from some viewers, maybe it's just one of those love/hate movies, or maybe you (or a loved one) have to have gone through a serious struggle to have it resonate. I loved the poignant scenes of leaving childhood memories behind (wow! these were just stunning to me), and how the somewhat unlikely hero turned out to be little Sadness.
    Antonius B Super Reviewer

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