Cars 2
Cars 2 (2011)

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… More

Rated: G
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Release Date: June 24, 2011
DVD Release Date: November 1, 2011
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Critic Score: 39% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Cars 2 is as visually appealing as any other Pixar production, but all that dazzle can't disguise the rusty storytelling under the hood.

Leah Rozen

Don't tell the kids, but Santa Claus isn't real and Pixar is fallible.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

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).

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Eleanor Ringel Cater
Saporta Report (Atlanta)

To its credit, Cars 2, despite its over-busy plot and constant action, certainly isn't, well, on automatic. But the secret agent schemes do get confusing.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

Time, perhaps, for the franchise to be towed off to the scrapyard. Sorry, Pixar.

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Logan Hill
New York Magazine/Vulture Pixar's outrageous standards of Oscar shoo-in virtuosity, this sequel is a disappointment at best.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

A fairly disastrous sequel...

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Rafer Guzman

It's an example of what a sequel should, or at least can, be.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

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.

John Hanlon
Big Hollywood

Undoubtedly flawed, this animated film is still (barely) worth seeing.

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Flixster Audience Score: 50% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
First pretty sure the 3d was useless. Really not needed. Second this is Pixar and the movie looked amazing. Nothing short of stunning. The problem with Cars 2… More
Alex roy
Mediocre sequel to Cars, Cars 2 is the first disappointing effort from Pixar. The film is not awful beyond belief as so many viewers have led you to believe,… More
KJ Proulx
Cars 2 is the worst film that Pixar has ever made and will probably ever make, plain and simple. I usually use the word arguably when making statements like… More
Eugene Bernabe
Cars 2 proves that Pixar has its flops and flaws. Even though its animation is amazing, the sequel to the 2006 film is very underwhelming in story and delivery.… More
Jens S.
Full of car action but not as funny or charming as the first part. The spy story is surprisingly complex, way too complex for kids. Of course the fast pace and… More
Josh Lewis
Greed can get anyone to do things they wouldn't normally do and unfortunately Disney's greed forced Pixar to make Cars 2, Pixar's first mediocre… More