Two previous reviewers nailed my feelings about this movie:
"...I realized how much violence is strewn through the film. The toys fight each other, call each other insulting names, the kid Sid next door is a sociopath who plays with matches and rockets, the toy-eating dog in Sid's house is abusive, and then abused by the toys... it just goes on & on. All in all, way too dark and violent for the age group it is marketed towards. The message of playing nice and working together is completely lost in the shuffle unless the parent strings it together for the child."
"...while it seems innocuous at first, several times characters get called names like "idiot" and "stupid". Not sure I like this too much."
Actually, I am sure I don't like it at all. Between Sid's malice and the casual disrespect for everyone shown by all the name calling, I just find this movie inappropriate for younger viewers.
And how do 100% of 30-some parent reviewers say it's too violent and at the same time say it's great for kids??