A completely unnecessary fourth Toy Story that’s still miraculously good. Despite a “creation story,” the existential, almost religious tones of Toy Story 2 and Toy Story 3 are excised in favor of a clearer theme of parenting. Some parts grate and drag, but the animation is stunningly beautiful, and it has some surprising narrative punch.
- Review Project: Tom Hanks Retrospective
Note: This capsule review was originally published elsewhere. If I watch this movie again, I might expand this to a full-length review.