• Released
  • December 19, 2012
  • (Originally released 10/28/2001)
  • G , 1 hr 32 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Animated
  • 377 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A blue behemoth (John Goodman) and his assistant (Billy Crystal) scare children.

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Critic Ratings

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100

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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90

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Who doesn't need what this movie has to give?
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88

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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88

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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88

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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88

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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75

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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75

San Francisco Chronicle

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Funny and sweet enough to delight kids and inventive enough to satisfy adults.
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75

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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63

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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An Instant Classic!

By carlopolicarpio
Monster's Inc. is imaginitive, colorful, brave, sweet, and heartwarming....

Amazing

By ednitae1303
So cuteeeeee!!!!...

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Rated G
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 5+ Cute, kid-friendly monster movie; may scare sensitive kids.
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