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Toy Story 4 Reviews

December 10, 2019
Pixar by the numbers, this third and largely unnecessary sequel to Toy Story delivers everything you'd expect from the animation studio, minus the warmth, wit, and dread.
Top Critic
December 10, 2019
Toy Story 4 is so fast and light on its feet that it's easy to ignore that it's a pretty minor adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: B
July 9, 2019
Why the need for Part 4? There are new characters to merchandise!
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 23, 2019
Cooley's film quickens and deepens...
June 23, 2019
Toy Story 4 is so good it's criminal. The legislation it flouts is the law of diminishing returns which governs movies with numbers after their names.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 22, 2019
The latest installment, "Toy Story 4," is perhaps the bleakest (and most beautiful) of them all.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 21, 2019
It doesn't put you through the emotional wringer the way its predecessor did, but it's consistently inventive, funny, witty, and heartfelt. In other words, it's a lot better than it has any right to be. It's more than good enough to justify its existence.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
June 21, 2019
Finding your purpose, embracing your destiny and accepting your mortality are mature themes for a children's film, but "Toy Story 4" handles them nimbly while still managing to be a colorful family adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 20, 2019
Toy Story 4 achieves the near impossible. It's an emotionally rewarding film that joyfully reintroduces old friends alongside a new roster of engaging characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 20, 2019
The new film isn't flawless, but it's hugely enjoyable and speaks, with bewitching buoyancy, to nothing less than the purpose of living and the mystery of life.
June 20, 2019
"You've Got a Friend in Me" is a veritable golden oldie. But Toy Story 4 is very much an antique still worth cherishing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 20, 2019
The toybox gets even larger in "Toy Story 4," a busy but entertaining entry in the best animated franchise the movies have.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 20, 2019
A movie that speaks simultaneously to us, to itself, to all of its predecessors, and to the culture that shaped it, and that it has helped shape.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 20, 2019
TS4 is still flying high on visual pow, pinwheeling fun and soulful feeling. And oh that Forky! As voiced by the incomparable Tony Hale, this plastic spork is an animated character for the ages.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
June 20, 2019
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.
June 20, 2019
Although parting is such sweet sorrow, I hope this is goodbye. It's time to go and the ending offers a graceful, hopeful exit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 20, 2019
Even if no one needs a Toy Story 4, it's here, and the good news is that it's funny and imaginative and, in places, intriguingly strange.
June 19, 2019
For millennial audiences who've grown up with Woody and the gang over years of toy stories, the movie may even seem a minor miracle - proof that faith can be kept in a faithless world.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Top Critic
June 19, 2019
Long after the contrived and misfired bits have faded, the brilliantly visualized action sequences and the pinpricks of emotion stay with you.
June 19, 2019
Forky's plight is utterly relatable in these trying times, as he plaintively queries the universe, "trash?" before hurtling his frame into the void of space.
| Original Score: 4/4
June 19, 2019
The visuals are so impressive that I reached the point where I wasn't sure whether Cooley and his army of Pixar technicians inserted "real" elements like rain and grass into a digitally animated landscape, like a backward Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 19, 2019
If the series really is bowing out, it's doing so very gracefully.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 19, 2019
Weird, sweet and worth a watch, but a symptom of an ongoing Hollywood problem.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 18, 2019
As an ode to spunk, ingenuity, teamwork, storytelling and animation artistry, "Toy Story 4" fires on every spirited cylinder.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 18, 2019
Did we really need another "Toy Story" movie? Turns out we did.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 18, 2019
"Toy Story 4" is genuinely gripping for most of the way, with just a couple of minor dips. But it arrives at a lovely place, with an embrace of life in all its danger and uncertainty.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 17, 2019
Forky alone is enough to elevate this potential cash-grab into the beautiful and hilarious coda that its long-running series needed to be truly complete.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 17, 2019
It will send you out of the theater laughing, crying, and thinking all at once, an appropriate mix of responses for what I hope, out of love, will be our last minutes with a franchise that's given us so much.
June 16, 2019
The "Toy Story" saga felt fully complete without it, which makes this a movie that doesn't really need to exist, but whose existence doesn't diminish the whole, either.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 14, 2019
It bravely explores the essence of what it is that makes each of us matter beyond the functions we serve as workers or as members of a family.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 13, 2019
If I had to get another Toy Story, this is about as strange and beguiling an entry as I could have hoped for.
June 13, 2019
It takes some kind of genius for the Pixar animators to give such a searing emotional charge to a story in which one of the main characters is a single use plastic spork retrieved from the trash.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 13, 2019
We're all Forkys at heart, the film seems to be saying. And by breaking out of the cozy boundaries of the Toy Story films, it lights out for new, uncertain territory.
June 13, 2019
Toy Story 4 delivers a cinematic grand slam, a nine-years-later sequel that's wholly equal to the high expectations raised by the terrific trio that it follows.
June 13, 2019
Sweet Lord, this is good.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 13, 2019
Let this be a lesson to all franchise cynics: Sometimes more is actually good.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 13, 2019
It's a smaller, less moving, and mercifully, less traumatising entertainment than the last one, less satisfying in its plotting and less provocative in its themes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 13, 2019
This is a funny, clever, inventive, richly endearing film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 13, 2019
"Toy Story 4" ends on a respectable, bittersweet note that would make the perfect bookend to this likable franchise. But so did the last movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 13, 2019
If this movie doesn't touch your heart, you'd have to be as lifeless as the toys pretend to be when humans are in the vicinity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 13, 2019
Pixar could easily retire this series with a clean sweep of films that have been lovely to look at and moving and funny to watch. But if they can maintain this level of wonderful, keep 'em coming.
June 13, 2019
It took Pixar decades of technological innovation, but they finally made a beautiful piece of trash.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 13, 2019
Toy Story 4 reaffirms that Pixar, at their best, are like no other animation studio around.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 13, 2019
Just like Pixar's previous animated hits, "Toy Story 4" aims to leave you a weeping mess. This chapter at least piles on the emotional deluge at the end after plenty of adventures, laughs and one nutty road trip.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 13, 2019
"Toy Story 4" will blow you away in ways you won't be expecting.
June 13, 2019
While we all, as moviegoers, experience franchise and sequel fatigue on our own unpredictable timetables, this film brightens the summer without simply going through the motions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 13, 2019
Four movies in, the Pixar franchise continues to captivate.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 13, 2019
This series' quaternary installment adds so much that audiences will find it hard to imagine the saga without it.
June 13, 2019
Toy Story 4 isn't at all bad. But it's time to let go.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 13, 2019
It's been nearly a decade since Toy Story 3 put a satisfying capper on what seemed likely to remain a trilogy, but the same level of wit, imagination and, yes, magic has been summoned to create yet another fully worthy sibling.
June 13, 2019
Striking notes of sacrifice and the need to pivot at life's crucial moments, the new film brings Woody's journey full circle.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5