Monsters, Inc.
Monsters, Inc. (2001)

After exploring the worlds of toys and bugs in the two Toy Story films and A Bug's Life, the award-winning computer animation company Pixar delves into the realm of monsters with its fourth feature. Hulking, blue-furred behemoth James… More

Rated: G
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Release Date: November 2, 2001
DVD Release Date: February 19, 2013
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Critic Score: 96% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Clever, funny, and delightful to look at, Monsters, Inc. delivers another resounding example of how Pixar elevated the bar for modern all-ages animation.

Tom Huddleston
Time Out

It's in the visuals that 'Monsters Inc' comes to life, from the jazzy, Norman McLaren influenced opening to the hilarious, shakycam amateur-dramatic recap over the closing credits.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

If history is any guide, you and your family - whether young or old - will probably want to see "Monsters University" over and over.

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James Plath
Family Home Theater

It's funny, the characters are endearing, the monster world is cleverly developed, and the Pixar gang really has fun with this one.

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Stephan Lee
Entertainment Weekly

It may be harder nowadays to dazzle audiences with fancy visual effects, but Monsters, Inc. 3D proves that smart, imaginative storytelling still does the trick every time.

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Rob Salem
Toronto Star

The movie itself stands up well, even from an adult, two-dimensional perspective.

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John Hanlon
Big Hollywood

Remains as wonderful and remarkably charming as it was when it was first released.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

Most of the charm of "Monsters Inc." comes from its vocal cast.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Its reassuring message is more relevant than ever.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

[A] fixedly sweet bedtime story and exercise in imaginative possibility.

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Flixster Audience Score: 90% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
This was only Pixar's fourth film but you wouldn't think it, the visuals on display here are pretty much top of their game even by today's… More
KJ Proulx
"Monsters Inc." is the type of film that no matter how old you are, the kid deep down inside you will love it. It's not just one of Pixar's… More
Carlos Magalh„es
After toys and bugs, Pixar came up with this adorable animation that, even if not exactly an instant classic as the company's better works, is a whole lot… More
Kase Vollebregt
'Monster's Inc.' is as fresh and exciting today as it was when it was first released, with exceptional character development and an engaging… More
Daniel Mumby
In the aftermath of my lukewarm review of The Incredibles, someone asked me what I would consider the great PIXAR film. I didn't want to give an immediate… More
Josh Lewis
Monsters, Inc. is an utterly charming animated film by Pixar with their signature humanism and light touch. It's gorgeously animated with a wonderful… More