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Based on 41 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 22 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    It's all infectious fun, despite the lack of originality. In the art of tickling funny bones, Crystal and Goodman earn straight A's. show more

  • 75
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    The ending takes an unfortunate detour that stretches the running time, but this is still quality Pixar work. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The visuals are impressive, while the goodhearted and endearing story is a little slight. show more

  • 60
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    As a piece of summer entertainment, this strenuously upbeat prequel to Pixar's "Monsters, Inc." passes with vibrant colors and will, of course, excel at the box office...But as an offering from Pixar, the studio that set the platinum standard for contemporary animated features, it's an awful disappointment — and one more reason to worry about Pixar's future under Disney ownership. show more

  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    The movie is not up to the company’s highest standards, but it’s certainly better than most other kid flicks you’ll see this year. show more

  • 50
    Todd McCarthy The Hollywood Reporter

    A humdrum straight line of a film, Monsters University never surprises, goes off in unexpected directions or throws you for a loop in the manner of the best Pixar stories. Nor does it come close to elating through the sheer imagination of its conceits and storytelling. show more

  • 55
    Jordan Hoffman

    This is design work of the highest caliber and it is impossible to not enjoy simply watching these little buggers run around. It is unfortunate, however, that the creativity, originality and propulsive storytelling found in the original “Monsters Inc.” just didn’t matriculate with them. show more

  • 65
    Bob Mondello NPR

    What hasn't advanced is the plotting, which was nothing special last time and is so formulaic now that it's basically surprise-free. show more

  • 100
    Matt Zoller Seitz

    True to the spirit of the original film, "Monsters Inc.", and matches its tone. But it never seems content to turn over old ground. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    A charming, family friendly endeavor and, although it falls short of the best Pixar has brought to the screen over its long association with Disney, it's nevertheless worth a trip to the theater, especially for kids. show more

  • November 21, 2013 pb00000000172048
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    great funny movie. Good for kids..

  • July 18, 2013 numbbee
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    Excellent kids LOVED it.

  • July 13, 2013 ptmayotte
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    Best film since 01

  • July 05, 2013 TerriWish
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  • July 03, 2013 bogeyfeatherstqyfy
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    See .This online at T H E A T E R 1 5 . C 0 M.

  • July 03, 2013 TPorterRN
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    Granted I am an adult, but it was very boring. The original was a million times better.

  • July 02, 2013 amcfreak
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    Took our granddaughter to see it for her birthday. She loved it. Definitely for kids!

  • July 02, 2013 madigan229
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    I thoroughly enjoyed the movie, especially noted how creatively they created each monster! Only monter I did not like was the piggie. Bravo, Pixar. If you have not been to a college or a university, you may not like or understand this movie. You are forgiven.

  • July 01, 2013 The AOL Experien
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    This was the dullest movie I ever tried to sit through. The theater was crowded and only the fat lady sitting next to me ever laughed. I left after an hour and a half. It was a rip-off.

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