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Toy Story 3 Reviews

August 4, 2013
When teenaged Andy plops down on the grass to share his old toys with a shy little girl, the film spikes with sadness and layered pleasure -- a concise, deeply wise expression of the ephemeral that feels real and yet utterly transporting.
August 4, 2013
There are many sweet laughs and joking allusions to horror and prison-break movies, but the Pixar gang gets at the most primary fear -- being cast off and no longer of use.
August 4, 2013
I seriously doubt there will be a more hilarious and heartfelt blockbuster all summer.
October 7, 2011
It's still more inventive, clever and laugh-out-loud funny than any other movie out there now.
July 15, 2010
The 'Toy Story' films are deservedly seen as the gold standard for computer-generated animation...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 6, 2010
It's sadder and scarier than its predecessors, but it also may be the most important chapter in the tale.
June 30, 2010
The best movie of the year so far.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 18, 2010
Woody's insistence on rallying everyone back to their bedroom makes him the toy box Tina Turner, and the flick is smart enough to know it.
Full Review | Original Score: A
June 18, 2010
The gags are all of a piece, right up to the forlorn yet enchanting finale.
June 18, 2010
At its best, most moving moments, Toy Story 3 is a story about the pang of a young adult moving away from home and leaving child-like things behind.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 18, 2010
It hits every button from laughter to tears and lifts you up on waves of visual dazzlement. And you don't need to take a kid along to appreciate it... Tag it as one of the year's best.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 18, 2010
Toy Story 3 succeeds not because of its glossy and gleaming high-tech pixels, but rather because it is so well-written that you could tell it with low-tech hand puppets and still thrill and reach an audience of children and adults both.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
June 18, 2010
Consider the oft-amusing, terribly clever G-rated sequel Toy Story 3 as the brightest student in the class delivering a very fine B paper.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 18, 2010
As Lotso, Ned Beatty offers the most compelling portrait of avuncular villainy since, well, Ned Beatty in Network, and Michael Keaton's Ken is the quintessence of himbo-ism.
June 18, 2010
Toy Story 3 may not be a masterpiece, but it still had me in tears at the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 18, 2010
A bona fide summer delight loaded with action, humor, nostalgia, a veritable blizzard of pop-culture references and general good vibes.
June 18, 2010
It's a sequel. It's in 3-D. It has no kiddie-flick competition. Really, how good does it have to be? Apparently, as good as Pixar can make it.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
June 17, 2010
A worthy finale to a fantastic franchise.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 17, 2010
The story mixes comedy, drama and action with impressive skill, except this is beyond skill -- this is inspired.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 17, 2010
I won't tell you what that ending is, but it took my breath away, and I'll bet it takes yours. Do see this lovely film sooner than later.
June 17, 2010
Toy Story 3 pays attention to the reasons we return again and again to the motion picture experience.
June 17, 2010
Some toys -- and Toy Storys -- are to be treasured forever.
June 17, 2010
I'd like to thank the folks at Pixar for ending Toy Story 3 with a nice long gag reel alongside the final credits. It gave me time to blot away my tears before entering the lobby.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 17, 2010
In a summer that will be littered with bad sequels, bad 3-D and bad storytelling, it is a movie to be heartily embraced.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 17, 2010
The best children's films aren't only for children.
Full Review | Original Score: A
June 17, 2010
The technical wizardry only enhances Toy Story 3's emotional resonance.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
June 17, 2010
It's an emotional dissonance Pixar has always been supremely comfortable with, as Toy Story 3 once again proves with knowing humor, wildly imaginative visual virtuosity and bittersweet rue.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 17, 2010
Toy Story 3 is a near-perfect piece of popular entertainment.
June 17, 2010
Toy Story 3 rouses itself, rung by rung of visual and conceptual invention, until it can stand close to the level of Pixar's best. More than that: The heart still beats in this franchise's digital chest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 17, 2010
Toy Story 3 is solid, smile-inducing stuff. But by the inherent nature of a sequel, and our familiarity with the main characters, the glow of originality has dissipated.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 17, 2010
How the animation wizards at Pixar keep coming up with innovative and rapturous stories is one of the miracles in modern film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 17, 2010
This film -- this whole three-part, 15-year epic -- about the adventures of a bunch of silly plastic junk turns out also to be a long, melancholy meditation on loss, impermanence and that noble, stubborn, foolish thing called love.
June 17, 2010
The film never lets banter, visual gags, or the usual manic kid-flick running about interfere with its more delicately handled thoughts on loyalty, longing, broken relationships, and generational continuity.
Full Review | Original Score: A
June 17, 2010
More than with any other Pixar film, there's an edge and sadness that clings to Toy Story 3, even as it's bouncing from one zany situation to the next or trotting out some impossibly cute toy character.
Full Review | Original Score: A
June 17, 2010
That even grown-up viewers feel invested in the toys' ultimate destination is indicative of the affection held for this franchise; that a third movie in a sequence can still offer charm and delight is the cherry on the sundae.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 17, 2010
By the time its poetic ending arrives, encapsulating the transformative, continuing power of play, we recognize that none of us move from one stage of life, or beyond, without help from our friends.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 17, 2010
Toy Story 3 is every bit as amusing and delightful as its predecessor, but there are darker elements to the saga.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 17, 2010
It's a well-earned curtain call for some of the most beloved characters in one of the best-sustained feats of recent cinema.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 17, 2010
Though uneven and less witty than the first two, Toy Story 3 delivers quite enough in two dimensions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 17, 2010
I expect its target audience will love it, and at the box office, it may take right up where How to Train Your Dragon left off. Just don't get me started about the 3-D.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 16, 2010
Toy Story 3 is a worthy and delirious final chapter to this hallowed animation franchise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 16, 2010
Pixar has done it again, extending an amazing streak of successes that stretches all the way back to the original Toy Story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 16, 2010
Even with the bar raised high, Toy Story 3 enchanted and moved me so deeply I was flabbergasted that a digitally animated comedy about plastic playthings could have this effect.
Full Review | Original Score: A
June 16, 2010
Dazzling, scary and sentimental, Toy Story 3 is a daringly dark and emotional conclusion to the film series that made Pixar famous.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 16, 2010
Toy Story 3 is very much a worthy entry in the series, a movie well worth making (and seeing). It continues the legacy. It just doesn't expand upon it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
June 16, 2010
Clearly, Pixar's genius for adventurous storytelling continues unabated; a prison film would seem to be the furthest idea from safe, but the tale poses a serious challenge to the old saw of terrible second sequels.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 14, 2010
Adults in the audience will undoubtedly shed a tear or two. But that's how good the folks at Pixar are: They make you feel genuine emotions for hunks of plastic.
June 14, 2010
Once it kicks in to unexpectedly become a prison-break thriller, it fires on all cylinders all the way to the finish line.
June 8, 2010
This tertiary adventure delivers welcome yet nonessential fun, landing well after its creators have grown up and succeeded toying with more sophisticated stories.
June 8, 2010
Woody, Buzz and playmates make a thoroughly engaging, emotionally satisfying return.