Monsters University
Monsters University (2013)

Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan are an inseparable pair, but that wasn't always the case. From the moment these two mismatched monsters met they couldn't stand each other. "Monsters University" unlocks the door to how… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: October 29, 2013
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Offering Monsters, Inc. fans a return visit with beloved characters, Monsters University delivers funny and thoughtful family entertainment for viewers of any age.

Christy Lemire

It is essentially Revenge of the Nerds, with fur. And scales. And whatever gooey, gelatinous substance comprises the outer coating of various other oddball creatures in this crazy parallel world.

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Richard Roeper

This is a safe, predictable, edge-free, nearly bland effort from a studio that rarely hedges its bets.

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Martin Tsai
Critic's Notebook

Much to the surprise of moviegoers, the film turns out to be an anti-Disney anti-fairy tale in which you don't get special treatment even if you are special, but you can still achieve your goal even if life isn't the way you've planned.

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Wesley Morris

Studios don't often seem to be thinking about the ideal moviegoer, just about the maximum number of moviegoers ... Pixar is no different in that regard, but even in this relatively fallow period ... it's never stopped thinking the most of us.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

As prequels go, Monsters University is pretty nifty.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

With their prequel, Pixar creates a respectable and fun companion piece to "Monsters, Inc."

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

It has enough of the right stuff to haunt the imagination long after the immediate buzz of its fluffy-furred cuteness has melted away. For a mere prequel, that's a result.

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James Berardinelli

Although it falls short of the best Pixar has brought to the screen over its long association with Disney, it's nevertheless worth a trip to the theater, especially for kids.

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Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central

With its juvenile orientation, uninspired gags, and disappointing lack of pathos, it's a close cousin to A Bug's Life, and certain to be just as forgotten.

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Liam Gadd
After seeing 'Frozen', 'The Lego Movie' and 'How to Train Your Dragon 2', my admiration for this movie has diminished severely.… More
Matthew Samuel Mirliani
Though nowhere near the power of Up and The Incredibles, Monsters University is still enjoyable, lively, charming, and chalk-full of typical, well-timed Pixar… More
Kevin M. Williams
For the children a morality tale told cute about never giving up, perserverence. For the teens to adults crowd eplentiful (yet little) jokes referencing school… More
JY Skacto
<i>Monsters University</i> is a well put together film from Dan Scanlon.<p>The introduction of this 90 minute monster extravaganza is simply… More
Greg S
Dedicated but not-very-scary monster Mike teams up with a frightening but undisciplined Sully and a team of misfits to win the Monsters University scare games… More
Cynthia S.
I found this movie to be a worthwhile, and enjoyable, prequel to "Monsters Inc." Billy Crystal, and John Goodman, have great chemistry together, and… More