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Toy Story 2 Reviews

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Top Critic
April 10, 2001
A technical marvel that's packed to the margins with details and tricks, pathos and inside jokes, Toy Story 2 fulfills the immense promise of its predecessor where it might have diminished its charms.
Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture
January 22, 2010
Remaining entirely true to Part 1 and yet establishing itself as a completely independent work, it is almost impossible to fault.
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Roger Ebert
At the Movies
January 1, 2000
I forgot something about toys a long time ago, and Toy Story 2 reminded me. It involves the love, pity and guilt that a child feels for a favorite toy.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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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
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
One would have to be a hopeless curmudgeon not to be entertained by Toy Story 2's remarkable visual style, quick-moving storyline, endearing characters, and witty dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
January 1, 2000
Wow. WOW!
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
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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.
Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)
January 22, 2010
If you've not seen Toy Story 2, you're in for a treat.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kevin Lally
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
A disarming return visit with a collection of computer-animated eccentrics who haven't come close to wearing out their welcome.
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
January 1, 2000
A worthy sequel to the classic cartoon.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
January 1, 2000
Toy Story 2 is a triumph at every level.
Grant Lauchlan
Daily Record (UK)
January 22, 2010
Anyone who ever told you that a sequel couldn't be as good as the original needs to see this.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Todd Gilchrist
IGN Movies
December 23, 2008
Toy Story 2 shares the unique distinction of being one of the very few sequels that actually surpasses its predecessor, and continues to entertain as effortlessly now as it did seven years ago when it debuted in theaters.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Aaron Cutler
Slant Magazine
October 1, 2009
Our emotional autobiographies influence our film tastes more than we'd care to admit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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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.
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
January 1, 2000
So full of sight gags, clever in-jokes and gentle satire (so gentle you could probably miss it) that it's sure to be a favorite among children and adults alike.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
January 1, 2000
In the realm of sequels, Toy Story 2 is to Toy Story what The Empire Strikes Back was to its predecessor, a richer, more satisfying film in every respect.
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
October 1, 2009
Toy Story 2 always struck me as a disappointment. It's a fine movie with plenty of spirit, but the franchise formula feels diluted, lacking the spark of creativity that made the original film sing.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
January 1, 2000
It is by far the funniest, most inventive and perfectly crafted comedy of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
An excellent example of a sequel that is more worth seeing than the original film. It most certainly is not a disguised remake as sequels too often are.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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