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Cars 2: An IMAX 3D Experience Synopsis
Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) and Mater travel 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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Just ok

By djkoerbe
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Cars 2

By EVILYN72
So I took my 7 year old daughter to see Cars 2 since we both enjoyed Cars so much. I was a little bit disappointed in the sequel. One of the things that made the first movie so appealing to my...

Cars 2

By slaney01
This movie is not for young children. It is a cartoon version of 007 complete with torture, gun fights, and lines such as "kill McQueen." Many children were crying. My older children enjoyed the...

Cars 2

By robiname
Even better than the original....

Cars 2 definitely a "must see"

By Lance399
I took my great-nephew (almost 6) to see Cars 2; never having seen the first. I was amazed at how much I enjoyed it! The car characters ranged from a OO7 type spy to the Pope and Queen of England....

Great flick...just a little aggressive for the kids

By theCoCoGal
I knew there would be some secret spy sort of stuff going on, but I think the amount of blowing up and shooting that happened in the film is a little aggressive for the kids. I think we have come to...

My review of cars 2

By jwelch5742
This movie is much better than the first cars. It got great Sound Mixing and Sound Editing....

Cars 2: An IMAX 3D Experience review

By njusticz
AWESOME!!! GREAT KIDS MOVIE!!!!...

We enjoyed i t

By Panabode
We went to the am showing.first time we've taken the kids to an opening show. 2D is best for small children, it's an intense movie for them the whole way through. The plot is pretty good, and...

Great bond movie...

By Hemkesh
visuals are spectacular and stunning Each frame is a kind of unique experience Everyone can enjoy the movie.......

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Rated G
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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