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Onward (2020)



Critic Consensus: It may suffer in comparison to Pixar's classics, but Onward makes effective use of the studio's formula -- and stands on its own merits as a funny, heartwarming, dazzlingly animated adventure.

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In "Onward," teenage elf brothers Ian and Barley Lightfoot (voices of Tom Holland and Chris Pratt) get an unexpected opportunity to spend one more day with their late dad, embarking on an extraordinary quest aboard Barley's epic van Guinevere. Like any good quest, their journey is filled with magic spells, cryptic maps, impossible obstacles and unimaginable discoveries. But when the boys' fearless mom Laurel (voice of Julia Louis-Dreyfus) realizes her sons are missing, she teams up with a part-lion, part-bat, part-scorpion, former warrior -- aka The Manticore (voice of Octavia Spencer) -- and heads off to find them. Perilous curses aside, this one magical day could mean more than any of them ever dreamed.

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Tom Holland (II)
as Ian Lightfoot
Chris Pratt
as Barley Lightfoot
Octavia Spencer
as Manticore
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
as Laurel Lightfoot
John Ratzenberger
as Construction Worker Fenwick
Mel Rodriguez
as Colt Bronco
Lena Waithe
as Officer Spector
Ali Wong
as Officer Gore
Grey Griffin
as Dewdrop
Tracey Ullman
as Grecklin (Pawn Shop Owner)
George Psarras
as Officer Avel
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All Critics (309) | Top Critics (40)

A very sweet story, good but not great...kids will love it.

April 3, 2020 | Full Review…

Do families need fathers? Scanlon delivers a love song to atypical clans, which couldn't end on a sweeter, or clearer, note.

March 9, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Even mid-level Pixar still casts a spell.

March 7, 2020 | Full Review…
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There's something here for everyone, even if the overall package isn't likely to go down as the next Disney/Pixar "classic."

March 6, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

[Onward] feels frantically eager to please, until it tries to yank at your heartstrings in the by-now familiar formula of Pixar Animation.

March 6, 2020 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

A likable family comedy that finds an easy rhythm without effort.

March 6, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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