Toy Story 2

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 5+

Stunning, witty, exciting, enchanting, and moving.

G 1999 92 minutes

Parents say

age 4+

Based on 61 reviews

Kids say

age 5+

Based on 138 reviews

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Probing existential questions of purpose continues

When is a sequel better than it's original? In many ways it is unfair, but it does feel like this film reaches out further towards existential questions than the first Toy Story. In the second installment the insecurity of feeling time pass and childhood slipping away and with that a sense of purpose is a lovely over arching theme. The crew is back and the question of what else are toys good for? Collecting anyone? Strong script and strong performances all around! And Zurg/Star Wars...haha! great!

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