2006 "Ahhh... it's got that new movie smell."
7.2| 1h57m| G| en

Lightning McQueen, a hotshot rookie race car driven to succeed, discovers that life is about the journey, not the finish line, when he finds himself unexpectedly detoured in the sleepy Route 66 town of Radiator Springs. On route across the country to the big Piston Cup Championship in California to compete against two seasoned pros, McQueen gets to know the town's offbeat characters.


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Reptileenbu Did you people see the same film I saw?
Chirphymium It's entirely possible that sending the audience out feeling lousy was intentional
FirstWitch A movie that not only functions as a solid scarefest but a razor-sharp satire.
Ella-May O'Brien Each character in this movie — down to the smallest one — is an individual rather than a type, prone to spontaneous changes of mood and sometimes amusing outbursts of pettiness or ill humor.
priceturner Cars may not rank among Pixar's deepest stories, but it's classic characters and visuals, make for a generally entertaining film that will likely be more for an audience of younger viewers, but there is a certain charm to it.
fmmagazineeditor If you want to know how you disregard all the hacks here on IMDb that are downvoting the really good movies, like this one, consider how California Adventures added a Cars land. The reason they did that (and added Cars rides) is because this movie is truly excellent, and Disney knew it.That and ticket sales tell you what's a truly popular movie, not the movie-lemmings that are downvoting this movie because of their other motives.Disney did not add a Wall-E land, for instance, and they never will. The reason why is because they know what is really a popular movie with the public.
tomgillespie2002 Ever since Pixar first wowed cinema-going audiences across the globe with their feature-length debut Toy Story, the company has become the standard for cinematic excellence. Not only for their constantly groundbreaking animation and ability to entertain both children and adults alike, but for the quality of their scripts and the amount of genuine heart that pours out of them. Yet for every WALL-E, The Incredibles or Inside Out there's always a Monsters University, A Bug's Life or Brave. These films still get a pass because, after all, "it's only a kid's movie," but the disappointment is all the more crushing with the knowledge of Pixar's capabilities. Cars is firmly in the latter category, falling into the traps of a familiar plot and a script that isn't quite up to scratch.Cars' reputation has been damaged ever further in the decade since its release, and this is no doubt thanks to the lazy and bitter- tasting sequels and spin-offs, something the company has churned out at an increasing rate ever since Disney took over. I must admit that I didn't think much of Cars back in 2005. It lacked excitement and a character to really root for, and the story of a cocky upstart learning learning a valuable lesson to change their outlook on the world can be seen in countless other children's movies. However, on my second viewing I found moments of tenderness between the cracks, an old-fashioned romanticism to really warm the heart. The movie is about more than a young race car named Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) and his quest to escape the forgotten town of Radiator Spings to reach the Piston Cup. It's also about the changing face of America and the way its capitalist nature is leaving the little guys behind.One aspect of Cars that was never criticised was its cutting-edge animation, and the way it brought the loud, dangerous world of racing and the country's glorious landscapes to beautiful life. It is still utterly glorious to look at, whether it be a wide shot of a darkening horizon or a close-up of buck-toothed tow truck Mater (Larry the Cable Guy). The small town off Route 66 is full of other colourful archetypes, voiced by the likes of Paul Newman, Bonnie Hunt, Tony Shalhoub, Cheech Marin and George Carlin. The problems I had with the film the first time around are still present - the climax should be a lump-in-the-throat moment but is oddly devoid of emotion, and the film offers no surprises at all - but they just didn't seem to bother me as much. The hefty running-time (just shy of 2 hours) also whizzed by, despite the lack of genuine laugh-out- loud moments. So forget Cars 2, Planes and those awful-looking straight-to-DVD spin-offs you ignore in Tesco, and give Cars another chance.
cute_kinda Wow! Pixer has done it again!. Im 16 and still love Cars I'm obsessed with it!. Its brilliant! The storyline gives a positive message and all the characters have great personality's. The animation and scenery is amazing especially route 66 the town the visuals of the racing etc.. and when Mcqueen and sally go for a drive. The voice actors are great in this film such as Paul Newman,Owen Wilson etc..Spoilers! So the story is about when a cocky rookie racer lightning McQueen 95 (Owen Wilson) is in the Piston cup. Mcqueen after the race ends up stranded in a town called Route 66. He meets Mater (Larry the cable guy. Doc Hudson (Paul Newman) and other fun characters like Sally (Bonnie Hunt) Ramone (Cheech Marin) Flo (Jennefer Lewis). Luigi and Guido (Tony Shaloub) (Quido quartroni) and other great Characters!. Not forgetting Chick Hicks McQueen's cocky rival (Micheal Keaton)I give this film a 10 out of 10 because its just great and i love how they get real racing cameos into the film such as Richard Petty The King 43, Dale Earnhardt Jr, Etc... If you know racing Nascar etc.. you would know. Also the tractor tipping sense is so funny! And maters puns etc... Paul Newman's acting is great! And some of the adult jokes! This film deserves a 10 out of 10! In my opinion its a fanstasic movie for kids and adults. Watch it! Its one of my favourites!