Monsters University (2013)



Critic Consensus: Offering Monsters, Inc. fans a return visit with beloved characters, Monsters University delivers funny and thoughtful family entertainment for viewers of any age.

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Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan are an inseparable pair, but that wasn't always the case. From the moment these two mismatched monsters met they couldn't stand each other. "Monsters University" unlocks the door to how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best of friends. -- (C) Walt Disney
Rating: G
Genre: Action & Adventure , Animation , Comedy , Kids & Family , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: Dan Scanlon
Written By: Daniel Gerson , Robert L. Baird , Dan Scanlon
In Theaters: wide
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John Goodman
as Sullivan
Helen Mirren
as Dean Hardscrabble
Peter Sohn
as Squishy
Alfred Molina
as Professor Knight
Tyler Labine
as Greek Council VP
Aubrey Plaza
as Greek Council President
Noah Johnston
as Young Mike
Julia Sweeney
as Ms. Squibbles
Bonnie Hunt
as Mrs. Graves
John Krasinski
as Frank McCay
Bill Hader
as Referee/Slug
Beth Behrs
as PNK Carrie
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All Critics (189) | Top Critics (43)

It is essentially Revenge of the Nerds, with fur. And scales. And whatever gooey, gelatinous substance comprises the outer coating of various other oddball creatures in this crazy parallel world.

Full Review… | August 8, 2013
Top Critic

Studios don't often seem to be thinking about the ideal moviegoer, just about the maximum number of moviegoers ... Pixar is no different in that regard, but even in this relatively fallow period ... it's never stopped thinking the most of us.

Full Review… | July 26, 2013
Top Critic

It has enough of the right stuff to haunt the imagination long after the immediate buzz of its fluffy-furred cuteness has melted away. For a mere prequel, that's a result.

Full Review… | July 9, 2013
Time Out
Top Critic

This is a safe, predictable, edge-free, nearly bland effort from a studio that rarely hedges its bets.

Full Review… | June 21, 2013
Top Critic

As prequels go, Monsters University is pretty nifty.

Full Review… | June 21, 2013
Christian Science Monitor
Top Critic

Although it falls short of the best Pixar has brought to the screen over its long association with Disney, it's nevertheless worth a trip to the theater, especially for kids.

Full Review… | June 21, 2013
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Monsters University

After seeing 'Frozen', 'The Lego Movie' and 'How to Train Your Dragon 2', my admiration for this movie has diminished severely. But hey, it was fun while it lasted.

Liam Gadd
Liam Gadd

For the children a morality tale told cute about never giving up, perserverence. For the teens to adults crowd eplentiful (yet little) jokes referencing school days, sold with familiar, if cartoon, faces and voices. All in all not a bad way to spend some time though nowhere near the masterpiece Toy Story 3 turned out to be.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Dedicated but not-very-scary monster Mike teams up with a frightening but undisciplined Sully and a team of misfits to win the Monsters University scare games and earn a spot in the Scaring Program. It's basically Pixar's Monsters version of REVENGE OF THE NERDS, but it's a pleasant diversion.

Greg S
Greg S

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