Onward

critic Reviews

88% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score88%
  • 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.
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    tt stern-enziWXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH)
    A very sweet story, good but not great...kids will love it.
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    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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    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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    Dan BuffaKSDK News (St. Louis)
    I wouldn't say Onward is a mediocre to poor film, but I wouldn't label it as an instant classic either. It's a pleasant and most of the time enjoyable romp.
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    Doug WalkerChannel Awesome
    A slow burn, but well worth it.
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    Mike MassieGone With The Twins
    Underneath the fantasy misadventures is a powerful tale of catching up on lost time, brotherly bonding and conflicts, believing in oneself, and facing fears.
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    Alex HudsonExclaim!
    The film goes straight for the heartstrings. If you sobbed at the first few minutes of Up, you're going to want to brace yourself.
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