Rotten Tomatoes released their Tomatometer score for Toy Story 4 and it is perfection.

Rotten Tomatoes

The Toy Story 4 Tomatometer score sits at a perfect 100% from 80 reviews.

Here’s what some of the critics are saying:

David Sims at The Atlantic writes, “If I had to get another Toy Story, this is about as strange and beguiling an entry as I could have hoped for.”

Bilge Ebiri at Vulture writes, “We’re all Forkys at heart, the film seems to be saying. And by breaking out of the cozy boundaries of the Toy Story films, it lights out for new, uncertain territory.”

Brian Lowry at CNN writes, “Toy Story 4 delivers a cinematic grand slam, a nine-years-later sequel that’s wholly equal to the high expectations raised by the terrific trio that it follows.”

Lindsey Bahr at the Associated Press gives the film a 3/4. She writes, “Let this be a lesson to all franchise cynics: Sometimes more is actually good.”

Nicholas Barber at BBC gives the film a 4/5. He writes, “It’s a smaller, less moving, and mercifully, less traumatising entertainment than the last one, less satisfying in its plotting and less provocative in its themes.”

Metacritic

Metacritic has also released their Metascore. It’s not as high as Rotten Tomatoes, but still respectable. The Metascore currently sits at 83 and has the Metacritic Must-See badge. There are 28 positive reviews, 1 mixed, and 0 negative.

Here’s what the critics are saying:

Griffin Schiller at The Playlist gives the film a perfect 100. He writes, “Cooley bursts out of the gate in his directorial debut with high energy, tight storytelling, a rousing adventure, laugh out loud comedy, charming new characters, and most importantly, a tender, and dare I say personal, core.

Richard Roeper at the Chicago Sun-Times gives the film a perfect 100 as well. He writes, “The fourth entry is a worthy addition to the Toy Story library, bringing back some of the most beloved characters in the history of animated film and introducing us to a fantastically entertaining new bunch of toys — some of them adorable and huggable, some of them more reminiscent of a certain type of creepy, old-school doll usually seen in R-rated horror films.”

Robbie Collin at The Telegraph gives the film a 100 as well. He writes, “Toy Story 4 reaffirms that Pixar, at their best, are like no other animation studio around.”

Peter Bradshaw at The Guardian gives the film a 60. He writes, “It may only be a repeat of earlier ideas and plotlines, but compare it to the fourth films in other franchises and Pixar’s latest is an amusing and charming gem.”

Johnny Oleksinski at the New York Post gives the move a 63. He writes, “Does it tug the heartstrings? Absolutely. Is it funny? The funniest of the quartet, in fact thanks to a weird new character. But Pixar, like its former funder Apple, has conditioned audiences to expect more than a nice little movie. We want to be amazed — not subscribe to Apple TV+.”

Roger Moore at Movie Nation gives the film a 63. He writes, “It’s easily the weakest of the four iterations of that title. If Disney and Pixar really needed to revisit a tale that they had gracefully ended, it should have been more of a victory lap. This, whatever its modest charms, has the feel of an end zone dance — crass, unnecessary, and a slightly pale reflection of the glories that warranted it.”

Matt Singer at ScreenCrush gives the film a 70. He writes, “In my mind, there’s no question Toy Story 4 is the weakest movie in the series. But it’s also the riskiest and the most pleasantly unpredictable.”

Here’s the official description for Toy Story 4:

“Woody (voice of Tom Hanks) has always been confident about his place in the world, and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. So, when Bonnie’s beloved new craft-project-turned-toy, Forky (voice of Tony Hale), declares himself as “trash” and not a toy, Woody takes it upon himself to show Forky why he should embrace being a toy. But when Bonnie takes the whole gang on her family’s road trip excursion, Woody ends up on an unexpected detour that includes a reunion with his long-lost friend Bo Peep (voice of Annie Potts). After years of being on her own, Bo’s adventurous spirit and life on the road belie her delicate porcelain exterior. As Woody and Bo realize they’re worlds apart when it comes to life as a toy, they soon come to find that’s the least of their worries. “

The movie is directed by Josh Cooley. It stars Tom Hanks, Tony Hale, Annie Potts, Tim Allen, Keanu Reeves, and more.  Toy Story 4 comes out on June 21, 2019.

What do you make of these critic scores and reviews? Do you plan on seeing Toy Story 4?

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