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Toy Story 2 Reviews

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F.X. Feeney
L.A. Weekly
August 6, 2012
No parent who's been roped into leading the troops to a matinee need fear being bored: gags are, Simpsons-like, conceived to tickle several generations at once.
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Steven Rosen
Denver Post
August 6, 2012
Toy 2 is colorful and funny, and the computer-animation from Pixar Animation Studios creates a convincingly detailed environment for the toys.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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August 6, 2012
Toy Story 2 is a brilliant example of that rarest of Hollywood phenomena a sequel to a major hit film thats as good, if not better, than the original.
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Nick Schager
Time Out
August 6, 2012
Pixar's 1995 Toy Story and its superlative 1999 sequel ushered in the supremacy of computer-generated animation.
Ann Hornaday
Baltimore Sun
August 6, 2012
Filmgoers will need to remind themselves that [the characters were] created by a computer -- not exactly a medium we associate with this kind of love, tenderness and care.
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Malcolm Ritter
Associated Press
August 6, 2012
They've done it again. The folks who brought you 'Toy Story now present Toy Story 2, another clever, riotous tale of life in the toy lane.
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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
August 6, 2012
Pixar, the animation studio that teamed with Disney for both movies, has broken technological ground since the first Toy Story, and TS2 shows off its newest expertise with one smart visual joke after another.
| Original Score: 5/5
Andy Klein
New Times
August 6, 2012
It's a tough act to follow, but director John Lasseter and his Pixar crew have done about as well as can be expected with Toy Story 2.
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
August 6, 2012
It's playtime for viewers of all ages.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
August 6, 2012
Faster, funnier and wilder, with more cunningly contrived computer effects.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
February 14, 2012
Against most odds, the sequel turned out to be at least as wonderful as Pixar's 1995 original -- maybe more so.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
February 14, 2012
The toys are back with even more hilarious vengeance. The story's twice as inventive as its predecessor. And the vocal talents of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen and others bring even fuller soul to the proceedings than before.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
February 14, 2012
This isn't a made-for-video that they decided to put into theaters, but a version intended from the first to be theatrical. That's important, because it means more detail and complexity went into the animation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Scott Chitwood
ComingSoon.net
July 6, 2010
As good as Toy Story looks, Toy Story 2 looks even better.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm
June 11, 2010
...explores the same themes, but running in place has never seemed as witty, touching and visually engaging as it does here.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
April 1, 2010
'You can't rush art.' Pixar's bliss in art and play is part and parcel of both the creation and the meaning of Toy Story 2, a celebration of the pure joy of doing. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
March 24, 2010
Toy Story 3 has an extremely tough act to follow.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
March 22, 2010
Toy Story 2 is the first mature Pixar film and a high watermark that, if Pixar's surpassed it in the last fifteen years, at least it hasn't often.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
January 27, 2010
The film is a series of gorgeously conceived set pieces and terrific character interaction and, unlike newer films, it's not afraid to get a bit grim.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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David Jenkins
Time Out
January 22, 2010
Seeing the film ten years later - and in the mighty shadow of Pixar's recent masterpieces - the film feels a little chaotic, safe, tired on its feet.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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