‘Toy Story 4’ Movie Review Roundup: Pixar Put The Good In Goodbye
Leave it to Pixar to make Toy Story 4 do what the other three haven’t yet.
The fourth movie of a 24-year-old franchise is the series’ latest and maybe last.
The story is centered on the pull-string cowboy Woody (Tom Hanks) and the fictional toys’ very real feelings about life, love and the meaning of it all.
Toy Story 4 brings back many of the characters we know and love, including Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen), while introducing new, like Duke Caboom, the daredevil motorcyclist from Canada (Keanu Reeves).
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The animated movie also features the voices of Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key, among others.
The film earned a 8.7/10 on IMDb and a 97% “rotten” rating on review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes.
Here’s what critics had to say about the latest entry in Pixar’s Toy Story franchise-
Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
“Much of “Toy Story 4” is great-ish. The animation is striking, the jokes amusing and the story sweet, though this being Pixar, the tale is also melancholic enough that the whole thing feels deeper than it is. In other words, the movie is exactly what you expect — not more, not less — from an estimably well-oiled machine like Pixar.”
Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal
“It’s a wild ride, and often a hilarious one—action sequences as only Pixar can animate them. Still, some of the visual comedy seems formulaic, and an extended sequence in the Second Chance Antique Store grows murky and repetitive. (It’s also very scary, thanks mainly to a set of wordless ventriloquist dummies on the loose.)”
Dani Di Placido, Forbes
“This might be yet another tale of toys getting lost and found, kidnapped and rescued, but the theme of change, real change, feels both familiar and refreshing.”
Alex Abad-Santos, Vox
“Toy Story 4 introduces new wrinkles into a story we thought we already knew.”
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