Cars (2006)

Lightning McQueen, a hotshot rookie race car driven to succeed, discovers that life is about the journey, not the finish line, when he finds himself unexpectedly detoured in the sleepy Route 66 town of Radiator Springs. On route across the… More

Rated: G
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Release Date: June 9, 2006
DVD Release Date: November 7, 2006
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Critic Score: 74% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Cars offers visual treats that more than compensate for its somewhat thinly written story, adding up to a satisfying diversion for younger viewers.

Christy Lemire
Denver Rocky Mountain News

Rips off Doc Hollywood, almost note for note.

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Though the central idea of nostalgia for a quieter, small-town life may well be lost on this movie's young audience -- Cars finds a pleasant and often sparkling groove.

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

'Cars' has energy and heart-two things that 'Robots' lacked.

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker

Along came the interstate, apparently, and ruined everything. Just like that darned Internet, I guess, or that superhighway stuff, or those dumb movies they make with computers nowadays.

Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Cars made me want to hop in my jalopy and to head out to Route 66, bypassing the boring interstate highways that made the Mother Road redundant.

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Joshua Starnes

Cars is a nice homily to small town life and remembering the past - which definitely has its charms - and call for remembering our roots, but it's been done better elsewhere.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Cars might get us into car world as a gimmick, but it doesn't get us into car world as a state of mind. Thus, the animation, rather than seeming like an expression of the movie's deeper truth, becomes an impediment to it.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

It's beautiful to look at. The talking cars feel more alive than talking cars should.

Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

Unlike other Pixar releases, Cars does not cross over to adults as well as Finding Nemo or The Incredibles. But kids will love it, and isn't that what this type of animation is all about?

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
I'm going to address the elephant in the room first, which is the polarized critics and fans for Cars. Known as the weakest films in the Pixar universe,… More
Eugene Bernabe
Much different in delivery and impact for Pixar. Cars is a visual treat, as only Disney and Pixar could do, but the enigmatic script may be skeptical to its… More
Christopher Heim
So many people trash this film just because the plot is familiar and formulaic. Following a formula is not bad within itself, it is what is done with it that… More
Josh Lewis
Cars is Pixar's least marketable film for their more mature adult audience by far. I mean, talking racecars? Sounds like something for you to fall asleep… More
Alex roy
Cars is a fun, entertaining and exciting animated feature that boasts a well crafted story that is sure to entertain fans of Pixar. Although not the greatest… More
Matheus Carvalho
O ano de 2006 constatou a realização de uma previsão feita por analistas e fãs desde o início da década: a saturação do mercado de animação. Devido aos imensos… More