|Since the very first bedtime, children around the world have known that once their parents tuck them into bed and shut off the light, monsters lie waiting behind closet doors, ready to emerge. But what they don't realize is that these monsters scare children because it's their job.
Monsters, Inc. is the largest scream processing factory in the monter world. The key to this operation is a group of elite Kid Scarers. One of the top Scarers is James E. Sullivan, AKA Sulley (John Goodman), a laid back monster with blue fur and purple spots. His Scare Assistant - also his best friend and roommate - is Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal), a green fiesty little one-eye monster.
Since children are considered a threat to monsters, it is absolutely forbidden for anything from the human world to cross into the monster world - even a stray sock alerts a task force. But one night after work, Sulley accidentally lets in a little human girl!
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"...offers the adults as much as it does the kids. Andrew Johnson, US Weekly
"...visual marvels that dazzle and delight. Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"Funny, entertaining and visually inventive! Leah Rozen, People
"Smart, inventive and executed with state-of-the-art finesse. David Anson, Newsweek
"A Breathlessly Entertaining Comedy That Offers Adults As Much As It Does Kids! Andrew Johnston, US Weekly
"How can you not fall in love with it! Elvis Mitchell, The New York Times
Right up there with the other Pixar classics.2/15/2013
I had never seen Monsters, Inc. before and many of my friends kept saying how good it was; lo and behold, it was right up there with Toy Story 1 & 2 and The Incredibles as my favorite Pixar movies.
my grandson loves it
Great movie overall8/22/2012
WE love this movie. The plot keeps you interested and our two year old will sit and watch it. It is witty and upbeat to keep you smiling all through out the movie. I would recommend it to anyone of any age. It definitely keeps us laughing even though we have watched it several times. Great movie!
just a fun movie5/7/2012
I really do love this movie, great concept and just a fun flick to watch and my 4 year old little girl loves it too
Monsters are Fun10/28/2008
Hooray for Monsters. In these awful times, when my stocks are falling over the cliff, I need something to make me laugh and this is it! I'm 72 years old, and first saw this with my grandchildren. I bought this for myself, and have a collection of movies like this to make me smile when I'm down!
My 2 year old son loves this movie! We were worried that it would scare him, but he wants to watch it every day. I think he's even learning that monsters aren't scary! Much better than Shrek!
Its as good as you've heard10/9/2002
So many people have said "You have to see Monsters, Inc. It's so good and its not just for kids!" I didn't think I would get into it, but the plot, the the humor and the graphics made me glad I not only rented this movie - I bought it. Please don't dismiss this as a "children's movie" because adults will love it too.
Great movie all around5/30/2002
This movie has often been compared to Shrek because of the Oscar race, but you couldn't compare the two otherwise. Monsters, Inc. is a wonderful, upbeat movie that children will love and parents will adore. This movie doesn't have to be edgy or gross to capture the attention of it's audience. Just being light hearted and funny keeps this movie entertaining throughout. I would recommend it to anyone!
Must admit that between Monsters, Inc. and Shrek it was a close call which I liked better. I would say that Shrek was the right choice for the Oscar. Nevertheless, I loved this movie through and through. Have seen it twice and loved it more the second time. It is refreshing to see a movie that is clean and good fun and still enjoy. Too many movies seem to end in a disappointment but this one ended the way you wanted it to. It certainly is not on the same planet with a Steven Segal kick-butt type movie but this is for a different audience for sure - and I am not ashamed to say I liked every minute of it - so take that Rambo!