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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.
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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.
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.
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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
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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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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
August 31, 2008
Pixar's improved computer animation is up to all the demands of this excellent adventure.
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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
June 20, 2007
The movie's clearly articulated theme is whether life should be lived for the future or in the present, something both adults and children may find provocative.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
The list of highlights is endless. Kids will love it; adults may react more deeply. Just wonderful.
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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
Even though computer animation may seem like the coldest, least organic art form, the characters pulse with more humanity than most live actors can muster in a dozen mainstream movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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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.
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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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Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle
January 1, 2000
The Pixar people just get better and better.
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Jay Carr
Boston Globe
January 1, 2000
Toy Story 2 is everything you could want in a sequel.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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Charlie McCollum
San Jose Mercury News
January 1, 2000
Not just matches, but actually surpasses a delightful original.
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Toy Story 2 is even sweeter, faster, funnier and more beautiful than the Pixar team's groundbreaking computer animated blockbuster.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
The kitsch is back in full bloom -- gotta love the grouchy Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots, and the discovery of the beach-blanket-bingo Barbie aisle.
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
January 1, 2000
Sayonara, Pokemon! The toys are back in town.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
January 1, 2000
TS2 represents a major step forward in computer-animation artistry.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
January 1, 2000
Read More | 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.
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Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
January 1, 2000
More emotionally engaging than most live-action films.
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
January 1, 2000
Charming and exciting.
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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
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Only after leaving the theater is there reason to realize just how much imagination has gone into making this film so enveloping.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
January 1, 2000
Lively and good-humored with a great sense of fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
January 1, 2000
The story is a winner, moving briskly through themes of loyalty, loss, greed and redemption.
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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
January 1, 2000
Toy Story 2 transforms from rootin'-tootin' 'toon to museum-class art.
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Tom Keogh
Film.com
January 1, 2000
Captivating!
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
January 1, 2000
Toy Story 2 is a triumph at every level.
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
January 1, 2000
So exhilaratingly spry that you leave on a high -- a sure sign of an instant classic.
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Robert Horton
Film.com
January 1, 2000
An utter delight.
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John Hartl
Film.com
January 1, 2000
Like last year's underrated Babe: Pig in the City, it dares to take its familiar cast of characters in a different, more melancholy direction.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
It's a great, IQ-flattering entertainment both wonderful and wise.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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David Ansen
Newsweek
January 1, 2000
As in the original, the superrealist images beguile us with their bold wit, and the storytelling is so tight, urgent and inventive there doesn't seem to be a wasted moment.
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Janelle Brown
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
Not only is it just as visually stunning and witty as the first, but it's funnier, more thoughtful and more grown-up.
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Hap Erstein
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 1, 2000
As cleverly written and visually startling as the 1995 feature from computer animation expert Pixar, the follow-up improves upon it in so many tangible ways.
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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
This computer-animated sequel blows the latest Star Wars sequel out of the galaxy.