The Incredibles

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Pixar Animation Studios Released 2004

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Director:
Brad Bird
Released:
2004
Rating:
PG

The Incredibles is the 2004 animated action adventure superhero phenomenon from the powerhouse Pixar Films (Toy Story, Up, A Bug's Life, Wall-E) and writer-director Brad Bird (The Iron Giant, The Simpsons). With the on-set of numerous law suits, which are costing the Government millions, super-heroes are forced to go into hiding under the witness protection program. Forced to lead mundane, ordinary lives and go under societies radar; one of these heroes turned civilians is Bob Par (aka Mr. Incredible aka voice of Craig T. Nelson) and his wife Helen (aka Elastigirl aka voice of Holly Hunter). But life is difficult for the Par family; especially with their three confused children. Especially for Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell) and little brother Dash (Spencer Fox) who have grown up believing their super-human powers are a flaw, not an asset. On-top of family crises, Bob isn't happy. He misses the 'old days' and tries to cling to his past by keeping in touch with his old friend Frozone (aka Lucius Best aka voice of Samuel L. Jackson) and listening to police radios for the 'low down'. So when Bob is approached by Mirage (Elizabeth Pe'a) who offers him a chance to step back into the limelight, he jumps. But the tests Bob is put through; like defeating a ball robot; are really apart of Mirage's evil boss Syndrome's (Jason Lee) attempt to wipe-out superheroes until he is the only one left. Now it is a matter of Helen and her children working together to save their Incredible father and the world.

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Metacritic Score

  • 100

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    Bird has created the unprecedented film that is not just a grand feature-length cartoon but a grand feature, period, a piece of animation that's involving across a spectrum of come...

  • 100

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    As deliriously smart escapist fare, The Incredibles is practically nonpareil.

  • 80

    The New York Times Dana Stevens

    Because it is so visually splendid and ethically serious, the movie raises hopes it cannot quite satisfy. It comes tantalizingly close to greatness, but seems content, in the end, ...

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