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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 Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best of friends. -- (C) Walt Disney

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Christy Lemire,
"This is a safe, predictable, edge-free, nearly bland effort from a studio that rarely hedges its bets."
‑ Richard Roeper, Richard
"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."
‑ Bill Chambers, Film Freak Central
"Animated gem Monsters, Inc was so hilariously inventive and original that it's hardly surprising that Monsters University can't quite recapture its predecessor's magic, yet it's still packed with witty dialogue, sly visual gags and boisterous action."
‑ Jason Best, Movie Talk
"This one feels flat in both the visual invention and gag departments, even in 3-D!"
‑ Bob Strauss, Los Angeles Daily News
"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."
‑ Wesley Morris, Grantland
"As prequels go, Monsters University is pretty nifty."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"Proof that Pixar still has that intangible magic, and is able to make movies for children, adults - and the adults of tomorrow."
‑ Bryan Bishop, The Verge
"Pixar continues its unabated string of hits with this fascinating prequel to their celebrated "Monsters, Inc." In many ways, this film is better than its predecessor."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"It may not be as inventive as the original, but there's still plenty here to coax a smile, and it's still great family entertainment."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"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."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"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."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"Animated prequel explains how polar opposite protagonists Sulley and Mike met and became the best of friends."
‑ Kam Williams, Baret News
"Animated film about monster college students competing to become the scariest one of them all."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Directed by Dan Scanlon, whose PIXAR association includes stints working on "Cars," "Brave" and the short film "Mater and the Ghostlights," "Monster's University" is a worthy prequel to what is arguably one of PIXAR's greatest achievements."
‑ Michael A. Smith, MediaMikes
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