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Cars 2 3D Synopsis
Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) and Mater go overseas for the World Grand Prix.

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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Lasseter is back behind the wheel, and you can feel his love for all things automotive in every frame. No humans blot this anthropomorphic...
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
Cooler cars and more action follow Lightning and Mater as they mix it up with spies and Formula 1 racers in yet another Pixar winner.
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
This is an action movie that nods to Hayao Miyazaki and those sleeky dumb European chase thrillers with guys like Harrison Ford and Liam...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
In terms of story and atmosphere and overall feeling, Cars 2 is a brand-new experience - and a distinct improvement.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Not to get all Dorothy about it, but when it comes to Cars, there's no place like home. The emotional punch of the original is inextricably...
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
While the plot may be too twisty for most kids (and adults) to follow, the art of Cars 2 is as imaginative as anything Pixar has ever done....
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
It's not that it's a bad film. But the bar is high, and it's lackluster and predictable, missing that alchemic blend of humor, pathos and...
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
This savvy and sensitive company has unapologetically made a movie for (very) young moviegoers.
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55

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
The plot of Cars 2 is both overly convoluted and thin, and it folds in so much unvarnished toddler-instruction that it almost feels like an...
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50

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The movie has its own deficits - a lack of variety, originality, subtlety, clarity and plain old charm.
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Don't listen to the critics...go see Cars2!!

By Cachriste
I read the Associated Press review (the one with clunker in the title) and marvel at the author's jaded intellectually superior perspectives. If you only read critic's reviews and miss out on viewing...

Cars 2 3D review

By mrandmrsnick
awesome! for kids and parents and race car drivers too!!!...

Great for kids.

By healthcarenikki
Cars 2 was pretty good. The first one was 10x better. The best part of Cars 2 was Mater and I was not too pleased with the storyline, however, it is a great movie to take your children to see....

Cars2 rocks!

By JoeGood
Mater was awsome in this one....

AWESOME MOVIE!!!!!!!

By lostgirlfan324
this was a very good movie it was good but guess what while I am writing this I looked over at the tweets that people posted and at the top it said Cars 2 not appropriate for children if its not for...

Pixar Has Done It Again!

By namgram
This an excellent movie for all age groups. The cinematography will blow you away. You will agree that the story line is fantastic and keeps you wanting to see more. I was so happy to see a...

Geared for older kids

By RunrGrl
I saw this movie with my kids and it is geared for older kids. Toddlers will not understand the movie. In addition, it centered around Mater not Lighting McQueen....

Cars 2 3D review

By Soirei
It worth watching in 3-D!!! the best...

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By Flagiello1
It was ok, it didn't keep my grandsons interest, he fell asleep....

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By jowifey_14
I liked it. Took my grandson. Would go again....

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Rated G | For Violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 6 & under Cars sequel revs up action and mixes in spy thrills.
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