Director: Lee Unkrich
Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Ned Beatty, Michael Keaton
Review: 5 stars (of five)
Toy Story 3 is fantastic—compelling filmmaking that surpasses even the impossibly high standards of Pixar. While the studio has experimented, magnificently, with deeper and less kid-cuddlin’ themes (Up) or satire and daring storytelling choices (Wall-E), this is a more conventional piece from the people who have absolutely perfected the art of telling emotionally resonant, beautifully realized adventures.
The setup is familiar: As the toys’ owner, young Andy, has grown, he has played with them less and less,...