• Released
  • December 19, 2012
  • (Originally released 10/28/2001)
  • G , 1 hr 32 min
  • Action/Adventure
Monsters, Inc. Synopsis
A blue behemoth (John Goodman) and his assistant (Billy Crystal) scare children.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
It's the Pixar animators who keep grown-ups as riveted as the kids with visual marvels that dazzle and delight.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Who doesn't need what this movie has to give?
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Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
Movies like Monsters, Inc. literally make you feel like a kid again, marveling at the joyously inventive sights before you, and that's a...
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Chicago Tribune

By Mark Caro
The climax, featuring what's essentially a suspended roller coaster of closet doors, is as thrilling as it is imaginative.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
"Shrek" is a scintilla funnier, "Toy Story 2" a hair's breadth more poignant, but "MI" is every bit as imaginative and lovable as these...
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USA Today

By Mike Clark
Though the comedy is sometimes more frenetic than inspired and viewer emotions are rarely touched to any notable degree, the movie is as...
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Rarely does an animated character merge as perfectly with the persona of the actor providing his voice as the star of Monsters, Inc. does...
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San Francisco Chronicle

Funny and sweet enough to delight kids and inventive enough to satisfy adults.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Monsters, Inc. has got that swing, that zippity, multilevel awareness of kids'-eye sensibilities and adult-pitched humor.
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Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
By any other standard, the creatures in Monsters, Inc. would be impressive. But by the high standard Pixar not only set itself, but...
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By coolgirll
I own this movie and a couple of my friends saw this and told me it was really good! I am totally convinced to see this movie because I watch it all the time but never in 3D before! I cannot wait to...

Loved it, along with the kids!

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It was very clever and funny. I was with 4 of my grandchildren, ages 3-8 and they all loved it. I also have grandchildren who I could not take to this movie because, although they are 5 years old,...

GO SEE MONSTERS INC you wont regret it!

By marisssamims105
I saw tis movie when it First came out when I was little and its something dear to my heart. Monsters Inc isnt SCARY its a real good movie I recommand it too any kid....

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By goodwordtoday177
If you've never seen this movie, you must go! It's one of the top 5 Pixar flicks which includes Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Up, and Ratatouille. Funny, sweet, and entirely wonderful!...

Monsters, Inc still is good to see

By jlpaynew
It still has the laughs and the ahhh! moments when watched again. Wish the 3D version was still available since I missed it. However, it might be too scary for little ones to watch the 3D version....


By ednitae1303
So cuteeeeee!!!!...


By becky7
I would have to say that the Movie was okay. Their were alot of parts that I would not say are funny but, if you have a child that is younger and really just dosent care and like monsters... This...

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By cutebonnie
We scare because we care. Lovely, and touching. Look forward for the MU....

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Rated G
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Cute, kid-friendly monster movie; may scare sensitive kids.
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