Monsters, Inc.

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Pixar Animation Studios Released 2001

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Director:
David Silverman , Pete Docter , Lee Unkrich
Released:
2001
Rating:
G

Monsters, Inc. is the 2001 hit animated feature by animation giant Pixar, and is now available on Netflix. This imaginative story brings together the voice talents of Billy Crystal, John Goodman, and Steve Buscemi to create a world where monsters use the screams of children as their most precious power source. James P. "Sulley" Sullivan (Goodman) is the company's best scarer. With the help of his green one-eyed sidekick Mike Wazowski (Crystal), Sulley hopes to set the all-time scare record, and save Monstropolis from its energy crisis. However his dreams of glory are suddenly changed when his competitor Randall (Buscemi) lets a child named Boo through the doorway portal and into Monstropolis, where everyone is scared of children. It's up to Sulley and Mike to keep Boo safe until they can get her back to her world.

Metacritic Score

  • 90

    The New York Times A.O. Scott

    There hasn't been a film in years to use creative energy as efficiently as Monsters, Inc.

  • 70

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    Clever and jokey in a vaudeville sort of way, but lacks the heart and sheer imagination of the company's best work for Disney, "Toy Story 2" and "A Bug's Life."

  • 60

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    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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Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Kids

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Tweens, Pre-Teens, Grade Schoolers, Family Dramas, Family Comedies