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.
  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    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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    Peter BradshawGuardian
    A likable family comedy that finds an easy rhythm without effort.
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    Vicky RoachDaily Telegraph (Australia)
    Onward isn't as fully realised as the best Pixar films but because the animation studio has set the bar so very high, even its second-tier product is strong.
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    Bob ChipmanEscapist Magazine
    Wisely settles into being a largely straightforward mismatched brothers road-trip movie that happens to take place in this bizarre setting, with the magical lore business kicking into higher gear as the stakes require in Act 3.
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    Leigh PaatschHerald Sun (Australia)
    It must be said Onward pushes forth towards the kind of honestly-earned emotional pay-off that will move and delight viewers of all ages.
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    Andrea ThompsonA Reel of One's Own
    The movie does manage to build an platonic love story between brothers around it, with enough charm for the family experience Pixar does so well.
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