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  Incredibles Review
Tookey's Rating
10 /10
Average Rating
8.89 /10
Voices of: , Bob Parr/Mr. Incredible: Craig T. Nelson , Helen Parr/Elastigirl: Holly Hunter
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Directed by: Brad Bird
Written by: Brad Bird

Released: 2004
Origin: US
Colour: C
Length: 115

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Very strong Christian worldview and very strong moral messages with self-sacrifice, primacy of family, love for spouse, compassion for children, remorse and repentance, and an overt church wedding... full of exciting energy, fantastic fun, and humorous hilarity, with a very strong redemptive, Christian worldview full of many positive moral messages.

(Ted Baehr, Movieguide)

The coolest movie ever made. It rolls Marvel Comics, James Bond and Jonny Quest into the ultimate Saturday morning cartoon sugar buzz.

(Jeffrey Westhoff, Northwest Herald)

Visual wonders are just a mind-blowing bonus in a film which uses character-driven hero stories to make something incredibly smart.

(Joshua Tyler,

Entertaining from start to finish.

(Gary Thompson, Philadelphia Daily News)

An astonishingly smart satire of superheroes, James Bond movies and, just for fun, socially engineered mediocrity.

(Bob Strauss, Los Angeles Daily News)

A brilliant blend of fast-paced comedy, dazzling visuals and heartfelt emotion that put most other contemporary films-animated or otherwise-to shame...

(Peter Sobczynski, Critic Doctor)

The Incredibles is perhaps the best Pixar movie to date, and thatís really saying something. This is a rip-roaring good time.

(Mervius, Fantastica Daily)

Hilarious, slightly scary and endlessly inventive.

(John Hartl, MSNBC)

I sincerely hope that thereís an Incredibles 2 somewhere down the road. These characters are too endearing and way too much fun to be left hanging at the end.

(Erik Childress,

The Incredibles, for all its kid-friendly sops, feels like one of the most mature movies currently gracing theaters.

(Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing)

A film so miraculous and so far above its competitors that the Academy Award for Animated Feature Film is no longer a contest.

(Jeffrey M. Anderson, San Francisco Chronicle)

Beautiful to look at, but even more lovely beneath the computer-generated surfaces.

(Robert Wilonsky, Dallas Observer)

The finest of Pixar combined with the best parts of Spider-Man, Superman and Batman... plus it's pretty damn funny too.

(Scott Weinberg,

The sleek beauty, crafty wit, family warmth, and impeccable slapstick suffusing The Incredibles immediately vaults it to a new, higher level of entertainment.

(Ken Tucker, New York Magazine)

Smart, funny, exciting and profound, like all the best Pixar movies... This family makes the Spy Kids look like wusses.

(Fred Topel,

A visually thrilling experience.

(Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald)

Funny and frantic? Sure - but The Incredibles is also one of the greatest adventures the movies have given us.

(James Rocchi, Netflix)

Filled with the kind of funny detail that has become a Pixar trademark.

(Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times)

[An] unprecedented film that is not just a grand feature-length cartoon but a grand feature.

(Kenneth Turan, LA Times)

While delivering the goods as a rip-roaring action-adventure and in the process rocketing the art of animation to new heights of imagination, humor and wonder, director-writer Brad Bird has crafted a film that breaks fresh ground and defies fogy rules.

(Peter Travers, Rolling Stone)

Easily the best and brightest family-friendly movie of the year.

(Desson Thomson, Washington Post)

The command and ingenuity with which Pixar has, once again, raised the level of excellence to which animated movies (and, why stop there, all movies) can aspire is easy to take for granted.

(Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly)

Deliriously smart escapist fare.

(Todd McCarthy, Variety)

One of the year's most visually dazzling and emotionally satisfying adventures.

(Lou Lumenick, New York Post)

An incredible amount of fun.

(Tom Long, Detroit News)

As imaginative and astute as any general audience entertainment has been for a long while.

(Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter)

Everything works in this movie.

(Jami Bernard, New York Daily News)

Pixar's movies may be completely digital, but each one beats with a human heart.

(Josh Larsen, Sun Publications)

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