Onward

critic Reviews

87% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score87%
  • It may suffer in comparison to Pixar's classics, but Onward makes effective use of the studio's formula -- and stands on its own merits as a funny, heartwarming, dazzlingly animated adventure.
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    tt stern-enziWXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH)
    A very sweet story, good but not great...kids will love it.
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    Charlotte O'SullivanLondon Evening Standard
    Do families need fathers? Scanlon delivers a love song to atypical clans, which couldn't end on a sweeter, or clearer, note.
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    Bob MondelloNPR
    Even mid-level Pixar still casts a spell.
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    Asher LubertoL.A. Weekly
    Pixar specializes in grounding storybook worlds in real-world-problems, and this one does so with a sprinkle of pixie dust and a dash of realism.
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    James BerardinelliReelViews
    There's something here for everyone, even if the overall package isn't likely to go down as the next Disney/Pixar "classic."
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    Christy LemireRogerEbert.com
    [Onward] feels frantically eager to please, until it tries to yank at your heartstrings in the by-now familiar formula of Pixar Animation.
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    James CrootStuff.co.nz
    It's a gorgeous movie that rewards those scanning its full frame.
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    Wenlei MaNews.com.au
    There's a lot to like in Onward, the least of which is its bright, appealing animation, character design and world building, but you wouldn't expect anything less from an outfit as accomplished as Pixar.
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    Michael WardShould I See It
    ...this endearing, heartfelt story of loss, and the creating of space to allow for it, does strike a nerve.
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    Asia FreyLagniappe (Mobile, AL)
    Absurdly moving.
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