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Based on 39 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 3 )
  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    What Cars teaches is how to blend brash comedy with technical astonishments so that each enhances the other. I can't imagine who wouldn't want to test-drive this one. Like the promos say, "It's got that new-movie smell." show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Curiously and unexpectedly, the movie brings on a suffocating feeling of constraint. It's a consequence of seeing characters with such terribly limited mobility. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Cars is a classic American tale firing on all cylinders and fueled by organic emotion and a lively sense of adventure. show more

  • 50
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    It doesn't make Cars a bad picture -- the visual inventions are worth the price of admission -- but it constitutes conduct unbecoming to a maker of magic. show more

  • 50
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    And did I mention that it's long? It's long. show more

  • 100
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Whether the movie will make you believe a shocking-orange stock car has a future with a lavender Carrera, it's more fun to follow than a televised freeway chase. show more

  • 80
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    It might not be way up there in "The Incredibles"/"Finding Nemo"/"Toy Story" stratosphere, but the charming Cars is nevertheless a thoroughly pleasant way to mark Pixar Animation Studios' 20th anniversary. show more

  • 88
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Cars leaves the animated competition in the dust, even if it is a tad slower and more predictable than Pixar at full throttle. show more

  • 88
    Ethan Alter TV Guide

    It's the one movie so far this summer that demands to be seen on the big screen. show more

  • 88

    What the film lacks in freshness, it makes up for in great characters, fun vocal performances, and a script with some genuine emotional heft. show more

  • June 20, 2011 Dry Master
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    Great film,loved the cast and wonderful storyline!

  • September 28, 2009 XxAnnieKayxX
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    I absolutely adored this movie. It was funny, cute, and lighthearted. It was cleverly devised and well thought out. The morals and lessons stick with you long after the movie ends. I havn't seen a better Pixar movie since Monsters Inc.

  • June 09, 2009 orangedonuts4u
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    To tell the complete truth, Cars is the worst movie Pixar has ever made. The "humor" in Cars is based almost entirely on stereotypes. For example: Mater, the redneck car, and those two french cars. Another thing is, that most of Pixar's movies have the point of view of something other than human, but the thing they pick has to struggle with humans. For example: In Toy Story, Woody is worried about not being Andy's favorite toy. Woody and the others also struggle with the kid next door, Sid. But where are the humans in this movie? The plot in Cars is weak, and the entire movie itself just isn't logical. Pixar could've done a lot better, and I am very disappointed.

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