Onward

critic Reviews

87% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score87%
  • It may suffer in comparison to Pixar's classics, but Onward makes effective use of the studio's formula -- and stands on its own merits as a funny, heartwarming, dazzlingly animated adventure.
  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Charlotte O'SullivanLondon Evening Standard
    Do families need fathers? Scanlon delivers a love song to atypical clans, which couldn't end on a sweeter, or clearer, note.
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    Bob MondelloNPR
    Even mid-level Pixar still casts a spell.
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    Asher LubertoL.A. Weekly
    Pixar specializes in grounding storybook worlds in real-world-problems, and this one does so with a sprinkle of pixie dust and a dash of realism.
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    James BerardinelliReelViews
    There's something here for everyone, even if the overall package isn't likely to go down as the next Disney/Pixar "classic."
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    Christy LemireRogerEbert.com
    [Onward] feels frantically eager to please, until it tries to yank at your heartstrings in the by-now familiar formula of Pixar Animation.
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    Peter BradshawGuardian
    A likable family comedy that finds an easy rhythm without effort.
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    Frank OchiengFlick Feast
    Onward is speculative in its whimsy concoction as an increasingly impish supernatural gem that offers charm and treasured wizardly at its escapist core.
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    Korey ColemanDouble Toasted
    It's frustratingly lacking in some of its potential, but it still does a lot of stuff right...including the gay character, they really handled that right.
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    Martin ThomasDouble Toasted
    It got me, it hit me, but I'm kind of resentful that it really was just the last minute. Looking back, it's like they tricked me on that...it felt like the story was done...
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    Roxana HadadiChesapeake Family Magazine
    Onward feels a bit more subdued than a typical Pixar affair, and while the movie wears its heart on its sleeve, it might not be quite as engaging for younger viewers.
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