Monsters, Inc.

Monsters, Inc.

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Monsters, Inc.

Disney/Pixar’s 2001 monstrous hit, following the exploits of pals Sully (voiced by John Goodman), a loveable big blue behemoth, and Mike (Billy Crystal), a short wisecracking cyclops. Together, they are an extremely competent duo, safely extracting scares from contaminated human children - the screams are then used as an energy source to power the city of Monstropolis. However, when a curious 2-year-old nicknamed Boo stumbles into the monster's world, Sully and Mike must rush her back home before their boss Mr. Waternoose (James Coburn) or rival scarer Randell (Steve Buscemi) find out.

2001Rating: G92 minsUSA
AdventureAnimatedComedyKids & FamilyFantasy
66%
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

The excellent basic ideas have yielded too few twists and dramatic junctures to keep the picture flying at the level at which it starts.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

A sparkling cartoon, peppered with gags, slapstick and action.

4.0
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The New York Times

The New York Times

press

It's about scream deficit, yet all great cartoons are powered by screams. It's a tribute to noise, so how can you not fall in love with it?

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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Staggeringly generous with its witty lines, its allusions, above all with its sheer visual spectacle.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Monsters, Inc. is cheerful, high-energy fun, and like the other Pixar movies, has a running supply of gags and references aimed at grownups.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Has its charms but can't match its predecessors' sophistication.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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A witty, uncommonly intelligent and savvy journey into the world of childhood nightmares.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Brighter and more exuberant than Shrek, this would be a worthy winner of the first animation Oscar.

4.0
0

Toy Story never did it for me. Sorry. Yeah, amazing computer generated what-not - but so what? Monsters Inc delivers largely due to a great script, beautiful animation and, above all for me - the inspired double-act of Goodman and Crystal. Action, adventure, great gags - a wonderful joyous romp that works for all ages. If any family movie deserved a sequel...

5.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

The excellent basic ideas have yielded too few twists and dramatic junctures to keep the picture flying at the level at which it starts.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

A sparkling cartoon, peppered with gags, slapstick and action.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

It's about scream deficit, yet all great cartoons are powered by screams. It's a tribute to noise, so how can you not fall in love with it?

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Staggeringly generous with its witty lines, its allusions, above all with its sheer visual spectacle.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Monsters, Inc. is cheerful, high-energy fun, and like the other Pixar movies, has a running supply of gags and references aimed at grownups.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Has its charms but can't match its predecessors' sophistication.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A witty, uncommonly intelligent and savvy journey into the world of childhood nightmares.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Brighter and more exuberant than Shrek, this would be a worthy winner of the first animation Oscar.

4.0
0

Toy Story never did it for me. Sorry. Yeah, amazing computer generated what-not - but so what? Monsters Inc delivers largely due to a great script, beautiful animation and, above all for me - the inspired double-act of Goodman and Crystal. Action, adventure, great gags - a wonderful joyous romp that works for all ages. If any family movie deserved a...

5.0
0