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100
Rolling Stone
It's the Pixar animators who keep grown-ups as riveted as the kids with visual marvels that dazzle and delight.
90
Wall Street Journal
Who doesn't need what this movie has to give?
88
Though the comedy is sometimes more frenetic than inspired and viewer emotions are rarely touched to any notable degree, the movie is as visually inventive as its Pixar predecessors.
88
Philadelphia Inquirer
"Shrek" is a scintilla funnier, "Toy Story 2" a hair's breadth more poignant, but "MI" is every bit as imaginative and lovable as these other contemporary animation classics.
88
The climax, featuring what's essentially a suspended roller coaster of closet doors, is as thrilling as it is imaginative.
88
Miami Herald
Movies like Monsters, Inc. literally make you feel like a kid again, marveling at the joyously inventive sights before you, and that's a feat that should not be taken lightly.
88
New York Post
Smart, funny and ingeniously detailed with terrific vocal teamwork.
88
Baltimore Sun
The movie may not be perfect, but it's jam-packed with goodies -- like a breakfast cereal fun-pack with a prize on every box-top.
75
Entertainment Weekly
Monsters, Inc. has got that swing, that zippity, multilevel awareness of kids'-eye sensibilities and adult-pitched humor.
75
San Francisco Chronicle
Funny and sweet enough to delight kids and inventive enough to satisfy adults.
75
New York Daily News
Rarely does an animated character merge as perfectly with the persona of the actor providing his voice as the star of Monsters, Inc. does with John Goodman.
60
Though it has its charms, Monsters, Inc. does not measure up. As a childhood entertainment it is certainly fine, but Pixar's celebrated lure for adults is largely absent.

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