Lightyear

critic Reviews

, 75% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Lightyear settles for being a rather conventional origin story instead of reaching for the stars, but this gorgeously animated adventure ably accomplishes its mission of straightforward fun.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Tara BradyIrish Times
    There are some striking designs and a few hat-tips to 2001: A Space Odyssey. But it all feels a bit perfunctory, like a successful launch that has no destination among the stars or anywhere else.
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    Em WinAutostraddle
    Pixar is encouraging us to dream about a reality in which we could’ve received an Alisha action figure for our birthdays.
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  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Shubhra GuptaThe Indian Express
    The Chris Evans film has little soul, spark and moving moments.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Sara Michelle FettersMovieFreak.com
    To infinity and beyond? Hardly, but Lightyear does achieve liftoff, and that in and of itself ain’t too bad.
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    tt stern-enziWXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH)
    It's a pleasant and engaging enough film... I don't know if I were a little kid, I would run and get this toy. Unfortunately, it didn't have that pizzazz.
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    Amy NicholsonFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    A fairly emotional story about aging and mortality.
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  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Prahlad SrihariNews9 Live (India)
    A dubious feat of reverse engineering an IP into a commercial for itself, geared to administer doses of nostalgia to the Toy Story faithful and expand the lore of a character into a potential saga of his own.
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  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Keith GarlingtonKeith & the Movies
    “Lightyear” offers plenty of pretty things to look at and one funny/adorable robot kitty. But it hardly reaches to infinity, and it certainly doesn’t go beyond.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Ayelet DekelMidnight East
    in relation to the Toy Story series, it lacks the heart-tugging depth that made those movies so memorable. Taken on its own, Lightyear is entertaining, suspenseful (but not too scary), full of action and fun – just right for a summer movie.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Leigh PaatschHerald Sun (Australia)
    To get the most fun you can from Lightyear, only one requirement needs to be met: don’t expect anything extending the Toy Story universe.
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