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88

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 romp. Cars do all the talking.
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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 Neeson.
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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 rooted in the movie's appreciation of off-the-beaten-track America, and all that homegrown vintage car culture signifies.
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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 indelible characters that give Pixar movies their brilliant shine.
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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 educational film.
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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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57 out of 100
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