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Monsters University Reviews

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Kristian M. Lin
Fort Worth Weekly
June 28, 2016
This is the ingenuity and warmth we love in Pixar movies, and long may it remain.
Mark Jackson
Epoch Times
June 19, 2016
Mike and Sully went to college; both "scare majors." But Sully's a talented, no-work-ethic scare-scion, and little Mike's an overachiever with no scare-ability. Teamwork!
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Giovanni Fazio
Japan Times
June 13, 2016
Great Randy Newman score, some inspired sight gags, and a sure way to let your 6-year-old learn early on that school is all about cliques, and that the people who tend to run in them are often jerks.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
J. Olson
April 15, 2016
Breezy and charming enough to warrant a viewing - especially for younger audiences.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Plath
Family Home Theater
March 30, 2016
It's like an animated Revenge of the Nerds, but without the vulgarity and compromising situations.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Martin Tsai
Critic's Notebook
October 8, 2015
Much to the surprise of moviegoers, the film turns out to be an anti-Disney anti-fairy tale in which you don't get special treatment even if you are special, but you can still achieve your goal even if life isn't the way you've planned.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
October 3, 2015
With their prequel, Pixar creates a respectable and fun companion piece to "Monsters, Inc."
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
March 10, 2014
With its juvenile orientation, uninspired gags, and disappointing lack of pathos, it's a close cousin to A Bug's Life, and certain to be just as forgotten.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Bryan Bishop
The Verge
January 22, 2014
Proof that Pixar still has that intangible magic, and is able to make movies for children, adults - and the adults of tomorrow.
Kam Williams
Baret News
January 19, 2014
Animated prequel explains how polar opposite protagonists Sulley and Mike met and became the best of friends.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Jason Best
Movie Talk
January 19, 2014
Animated gem Monsters, Inc was so hilariously inventive and original that it's hardly surprising that Monsters University can't quite recapture its predecessor's magic, yet it's still packed with witty dialogue, sly visual gags and boisterous action.
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
December 15, 2013
Pixar continues its unabated string of hits with this fascinating prequel to their celebrated "Monsters, Inc." In many ways, this film is better than its predecessor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
December 5, 2013
Animated film about monster college students competing to become the scariest one of them all.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News
November 27, 2013
This one feels flat in both the visual invention and gag departments, even in 3-D!
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Christy Lemire
August 8, 2013
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Wesley Morris
July 26, 2013
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 | Original Score: A-
Michael A. Smith
July 20, 2013
Directed by Dan Scanlon, whose PIXAR association includes stints working on "Cars," "Brave" and the short film "Mater and the Ghostlights," "Monster's University" is a worthy prequel to what is arguably one of PIXAR's greatest achievements.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Garry McConnachie
Daily Record (UK)
July 18, 2013
Pixar's funniest film to date
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
July 14, 2013
There's a rather tired, willed atmosphere hanging over it.
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
July 13, 2013
Do these movies have to be so unremittingly bland?
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