4.5 stars out of 5 -- "TOY 3 manages to offer jeopardy and thrills plus unexpected moments of melancholy while never forgetting to have the most fun possible....It understands genuine emotion and is not afraid to get it up there on the screen."
Los Angeles Times - Kenneth Turan (06/18/2010)
3 stars out of 4 -- "This is a jolly, slapstick comedy..."
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert (06/16/2010)
5 stars out of 5 -- "Disney/Pixar has again come up with the best TOY STORY ever -- more laughs, more heart, more fun, more toys and all in stunningly well used 3D."
Box Office - Pete Hammond (06/09/2010)
4 stars out of 4 -- "This installment, the best of the three, is everything a movie should be: hilarious, touching, exciting and clever."
USA Today - Claudia Puig (06/17/2010)
"It winds its way gently towards its big themes instead of grabbing desperately at them, and because its plot is so beautifully worked out, getting there is almost all of the fun."
Movieline - Stephanie Zacharek (06/17/2010)
"It's as madly mischievous and inventive as TOY STORY and its sequel....TOY STORY 3 is a salute to the magic of making believe." -- Grade: A
Entertainment Weekly - Owen Gleiberman (06/25/2010)
"Sweet...touching...humane...it is all about doodads stamped and molded out of plastic and polyester. Therein lies it genius, and its uncanny authenticity."
New York Times - A. O. Scott (06/18/2010)
"[T]he third film of the trilogy turns out to be gorgeously joyous and deeply felt....The climactic escape here ranks as one of the most remarkable creations in the history of animation."
Wall Street Journal (06/18/2010)
"[TOY STORY 3] finds real, resonant emotion in the antics of a bunch of children's toys....It honestly earns its emotion, moment by painstakingly executed moment." -- Grade: A
A.V. Club - Tasha Robinson (06/17/2010)
5 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's a nuanced tale of heart-melting separation, change, ageing, loss....Classic all-ages storytelling lassoed to a perfect pay-off."
Total Film - Kevin Harley (12/01/2010)
"[A] big-hearted and occasionally bracing exploration of nostalgia, mortality, and how our relationship with cherished objects changes over time."
Film Comment - Matthew Connolly (11/01/2010)
"[It] comes across at once as a tender, thoughtful valedictory and a symbolic renewal, with the old toys finally passed into new hands..."
Sight and Sound - Jonathan Romney (08/01/2010)
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "TOY STORY 3, decked out in nifty, non-showy 3-D, is a joy to behold. It hits every button from laughter to tears and lifts you up on waves of visual dazzlement."
Rolling Stone - Peter Travers (07/08/2010)
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "TOY STORY 3 lives up to its predecessors in terms of cute yet clever humor and action-packed journeys, grabbing you immediately with an incredible opening."
Premiere - Premiere Staff (06/17/2010)
Included in USA Today's "10 Best Films Of 2010" -- "[W]ith suspenseful action scenes and heart-wrenching emotional depth."
USA Today - Claudia Puig (12/31/2010)
Ranked #10 in Rolling Stone's "10 Best Movies of 2010" -- "[A]nimated magic..."
Rolling Stone - Peter Travers (12/24/2010)