Cars 2
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Star racecar Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) and the incomparable tow truck Mater (Larry the Cable Guy) take their friendship to exciting new places in Cars 2 when they head overseas to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix to determine the world's fastest car. But the road to the championship is filled with plenty of potholes, detours and hilarious surprises when Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage. Mater finds himself torn between assisting Lightning McQueen in the high-profile race and towing the line in a top-secret mission… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 39%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Don't tell the kids, but Santa Claus isn't real and Pixar is fallible."
‑ Leah Rozen, TheWrap
"Cars 2 is marginally better than its predecessor, but the same problem still remains: Cars just aren't very interesting as anthropomorphic animation vehicles (pun intended)."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"Undoubtedly flawed, this animated film is still (barely) worth seeing."
‑ John Hanlon, Big Hollywood
"Despite a more interesting plot, Cars 2 still leans on a number of problems established in the first film -- specifically leading men, Lightning McQueen and Mater."
‑ Ben Kendrick, ScreenRant
"It's so eye-popping that Cars 2 easily ranks as one of the best 3D entries this year."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"Time, perhaps, for the franchise to be towed off to the scrapyard. Sorry, Pixar."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
" Pixar's outrageous standards of Oscar shoo-in virtuosity, this sequel is a disappointment at best."
‑ Logan Hill, New York Magazine/Vulture
"Minor Pixar, but it would be a major film were it made by just about anyone else. I, for one, will not get greedy."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
"Cars 2 is a very messy concoction, but it does prove entertaining every once in a while."
‑ R. L. Shaffer, IGN DVD
"...Cars 2 is a bright and breezy excursion that avoids the slow patches the original had..."
‑ Andrew Hedley,
"It's an example of what a sequel should, or at least can, be."
‑ Rafer Guzman, Newsday
"Larry the Cable Guy has helped make Mater one of Pixar's sweetest creations. He just happens to reside in the studio's least-magical franchise."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"Unlike the duller than duller "Cars," this is better than the toys they sell along with it."
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"With Cars 2 it seems Pixar may have fallen on the self-made sword of success. But even for adult audiences, it is no more than middling - it is neither terribly good nor terrible, but it still out-performs the majority of rival animation studios' output."
‑ Simon Gallagher, What Culture
"Cars dazzled my eyes and warmed my heart. Cars 2 ... inspired resistance instead of welcome."
‑ Jeffrey Overstreet, Looking Closer
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