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Cars 2 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Butchered Sequel!

By pictouch
I was kinda excited to see that they were promoting Cars 2. The first one was very good, so I thought Disney would not disappoint me with it's sequel. I was so flabbergasted... First off, there is...

Very Disappointed

By zvmom
We loved the first Cars movie. It was everything a family movie should be. We were really looking forward to Cars 2 because all the hype was that it is better than the first. WRONG. It is too...


By jacqueline0121
My husband & I brought our 2 1/2 Yr old Toddler to see Cars 2 yesterday. This was our first official visit to the theater with our toddler to watch a movie together as a family. We all had such a...

awsome fun for the entire family

By theonore
I can not beleve all the people complaing about this movie when we rented it for family movie night one night and it was fine the so called violence only made the story more intresting for us and we...

Animation/graphics are excellent.Story leaves much to be desired.

By akantsios
Animation/graphics are excellent.Story leaves much to be desired. Movie is all over the place. Wait for this one to hit movie channels at home or via subscription service. Our kids, 4 and 2, didn't...

My son loved it

By roadrunnerkn
The disney franchise for Cars is a gold mine. Any grade school or toddler boy would fall all over it like a fat kid to cake. I stayed awake for the whole movie but wasn't exceptionally impressed...

Surprisingly Violent

By KimBongiorno
Shooting, killing, cars dying, seeing dead cars...I was very surprised to see the turn this movie took. Considering how kind and kid-friendly Cars was, I was blown away that someone decided to make...


By jess crush
this movie was one of the best animated mpvies of the year i do not get why everyone is giving it sutch a hard time it was fun fast paced and enjoyeable what more could you ask for in a summer than...

Under 8? Go for it!

By FrozenFear
Only a year late, I review this film. My theory is that the higher-ups at Pixar said, "Hey, 'Cars' made us money and everyone loved 'The Incredibles'. How about we combine the two and remove all...

A bit disappointed.

By ehutchings520
We took our four year old son to go see this movie. He loved the first one, as did we. However, we as parents felt this one was a little to aggressive and violent for such young eyes. It was fun...

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