Reviews: Onward (2020)

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  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Pixar has been known for its incredible world building, but “Onward’s” world is Tolkien lite by way of Dreamworks’ dragons with a lead character who could easily slip into a Keebler elf commercial…
  • Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
    • Excerpt: It will likely fall into the category of mid-tier Pixar. However, if you’re able to connect with the film’s examination of loss and mending old emotional scars, I think there is a story to be found here that is deeply moving, meaningful, and cathartic.
  • Sarah Gopaul @ Digital Journal
    • Excerpt: This is an incredibly sweet — and occasionally bittersweet — tale about family and love that will move and entertain audiences of all ages.
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: Even a minor Pixar release is still pretty enjoyable.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: Don’t let the Pixar curve throw you: familiar this quest may be, but it’s full of magic and wonder and humor and melancholy, and set in a fully realized fantasy world. Not a masterpiece but very good.
  • [New] | Dan Lybarger @ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
    • Excerpt: Much of the charm of Pixar’s animated movies comes from the fact that the finished product often sounds like a rejected idea from a pitch meeting. The imagination and wit involved with a lot of their movies can’t be contained in 25 words or less.
  • Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat
    • Excerpt: Onward finds Pixar in full-on weird mode, and it’s a surprisingly good look for the company.
  • Brent McKnight @ Giant Freakin’ Robot
    • Excerpt: Perfectly harmless and benign, and I kind of hated it.
  • [New] | Simon Miraudo @ Student Edge
    • Excerpt: Pixar, not content with simply making kids (and adults already on the edge of mortality crises) confront regular ol’ death in their movies, have pioneered plenty of new methods to make us mourn.
  • Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com
    • Excerpt: While a pretty straightforward entry in Pixar’s usually trendsetting oeuvre, it’s relatable and resonant enough to still best most Hollywood children’s fare.
  • Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment
    • Excerpt: A lot of excitement is balanced well by Pixar’s continued ability to generate real emotions in their films.
  • [New] | Frank Ochieng @ Flick Feast
    • Excerpt: Onward is speculative in its whimsy concoction as an increasingly impish supernatural gem that offers charm and treasured wizardly at its escapist core.
  • Eddie Pasa @ DC Filmdom