Inside Out [is] a bold, gorgeous, sweet, funny, sometimes heartbreakingly sad, candy-colored adventure that deserves an Academy Award nomination for best picture.
This is a movie that dares to explore existential crises, in the middle of the summer, in an animated movie that's aimed at the whole family
On the scale of inventiveness, "Inside Out" will be hard to top this year. As so often with Pixar, you feel that you are visiting a laboratory crossed with a rainbow.
Welcome back, Pixar. You were sorely missed.
The challenge here involves maintaining a believable humanity while also making an entertaining case that humanity is impossible without the proper emotional configuration. And in meeting that challenge, the movie keeps surprising and delighting you.
It's all very Freudian, or Jungian, or whatever, and little kids may get lost, but there's real verve in the animation and wit in the byplay.
Inside Out is the best American-produced animated film we have seen in many summers and deserves to be recognized as such.
Inside Out is the first psychological thriller that's fun for the whole family. Really psychological. And really fun.
Inside Out is imaginative and ambitious, even if it sometimes feels a bit manically overstuffed. And it's definitely a big step up from some recent Pixar films, such as Cars 2 and Monsters University.