Here’s What Critics Are Saying About ‘Finding Dory’
Thinking about catching this new fish tale? Here’s the latest reviews!
The seemingly endless list of household names who lent their voices to this animated film as well as Disney Pixar’s longstanding ability to churn out hits pretty much guarantee this weekend will belong to Dory and her colorful sea-dwelling friends, but how does it measure up to the original?
Here’s what the experts are saying…
“Finding Dory can be touching, sweet and tender, but it’s compulsively, preposterously and steadfastly funny.”
-Joe Morgenstern [Wall Street Journal]
“As the 13-year gap between Nemo and Dory indicates, this was not a concept that cried out to be made.”
-Kenneth Turan [Los Angeles Times]
“It is nice, especially at this precise moment, to believe that evil and cruelty don’t necessarily have to exist in the world: that even in the great big ocean, a couple of small fish looking for help can always depend on the kindness of strangers.”
-Andrew Lapin [NPR]
“Although DeGeneres’ Dory, with her breathless stream-of-consciousness patter, is unavoidably likable, the cast of supporting characters here may be even better.”
-Stephanie Zacharek [Time Magazine]
“The inclusiveness of the film’s vision is remarkable partly because it feels so natural, something that no adult will really need to explain. Children will get it, perhaps more intuitively and easily than the rest of us.”
-A.O. Scott [New York Times]
“Dory is still irrepressible in Finding Dory, still making her way brightly and cluelessly through life in a state of perpetual now, but her backstory adds a steady element of pathos to a movie that otherwise follows in the same beats as the original.”
-Alison Willmore [BuzzFeed News]