100

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Whether the movie will make you believe a shocking-orange stock car has a future with a lavender Carrera, it's more fun to follow than a televised freeway chase.
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
A work of American art as classic as it is modern. Note to tourists: Leave before the very end of the credits and you'll miss some of the best and funniest roadside sights.
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88

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Cars leaves the animated competition in the dust, even if it is a tad slower and more predictable than Pixar at full throttle.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
What Cars teaches is how to blend brash comedy with technical astonishments so that each enhances the other. I can't imagine who wouldn't want to test-drive this one. Like the promos say, "It's got that new-movie smell."
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
It might not be way up there in "The Incredibles"/"Finding Nemo"/"Toy Story" stratosphere, but the charming Cars is nevertheless a thoroughly pleasant way to mark Pixar Animation Studios' 20th anniversary.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The movie wins you over through crack comic timing and an awareness that the point of driving isn't how fast you get there but what you see on the way.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Cars is a classic American tale firing on all cylinders and fueled by organic emotion and a lively sense of adventure.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
And did I mention that it's long? It's long.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Curiously and unexpectedly, the movie brings on a suffocating feeling of constraint. It's a consequence of seeing characters with such terribly limited mobility.
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50

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
It doesn't make Cars a bad picture -- the visual inventions are worth the price of admission -- but it constitutes conduct unbecoming to a maker of magic.
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73 out of 100
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