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Cute, kid-friendly monster movie; may scare sensitive kids.
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Rotten: The plot premises of Monsters, Inc. strike me as downright peculiar for a supposed children's entertainment.
- Andrew Sarris, New York Observer, Wednesday, November 14, 2001
Fresh: Though a bit indulgent of its star power at times, Monsters is funny and sweet enough to delight kids and inventive enough to satisfy adults.
- Carla Meyer, San Francisco Chronicle, Friday, November 2, 2001
Fresh: It's agreeable and often funny, and adults who take their kids to see it might be surprised to find themselves having a pretty good time.
- Charles Taylor, Salon.com, Saturday, November 3, 2001
Monsters, Inc. is an utterly charming animated film by Pixar with their signature humanism and light touch. It's gorgeously animated with a wonderful display of colors throughout, something critics have criticized a little bit in their other films like 'Wall-E". The voice work is also top notch, with every actor sinking their teeth into the roles and getting lost in the story. Sometimes big name actors distract from the film, but Billy Crystal and John Goodman are fantastic and have excellent rapport. The story is a little simplistic, but the execution is once again what shines. There are so many memorable characters and lines and the world they have created for these monsters is very creative. This is just another example of the kind of films that puts Pixar ahead of everyone else in the genre. It's not quite on the level of some of their more sophisticated work, but Monsters, Inc. is more than worthy of the Pixar name. It's great entertainment for kids and adults.
- jlewis07, Thursday, May 30, 2013
Great animation. Original storyline about monsters in closets.
- thmtsang, Sunday, October 14, 2012
There are many reasons that "Monsters, Inc." is so great, but the two main ones are easy to identify: Billy Crystal and John Goodman. These two, and their respective characters Mike and Sully, are classic match made in heaven. The way the story diverts monster cliches (by making the child the perceived monster) is fresh, and never once does the film settle for anything less than brilliant (which is most apparent in the chase atop the moving doors.)
- fb791220692, Monday, October 8, 2012