Toy Story 4 was released on Friday, June 21 and the verdict is in: for the most part, everyone seems happy with the latest update on the adventures of Woody, Buzz and co.
The newest movie in the series sees Tony Hale of Arrested Development and Veep fame play the role of Forky - a spork turned into a toy with addition of googly eyes and other crude features -
We've rounded up the best of the Toy Story 4 reviews so you don't have to go digging around for them yourself.
GQ: 'Pixar's heart whispered: get weirder.'
Pixar's latest effort has gone down a storm at GQ, where reviewer Max Cea appeared particularly impressed with how Toy Story continues to grow as its audience does.
"As a whole, the freaky dolls and ruthless humour tug the Disney aesthetic toward Adult Swim territory, cutting through the sugar-sweetness with jolting acidity.
"Which in itself feels a bit staggering. Rather than treat Toy Story as an investment portfolio that needs to be managed conservatively, Pixar heeded its own advice about what to do in moments of existential quandary, and listened to its heart. And Pixar's heart whispered: get weirder."
Rolling Stone: 'Be prepared for the finish of Toy Story 4 to finish you emotionally'
Peter Travers hands the film four and a half stars in Rolling Stone, allaying any fears that Toy Story 4 is merely a cash-grab of a sequel.
"You may have thought that Toy Story 3 already made a ideal climax to the franchise. But Toy Story 4 proves there is much left to said. No fair giving away what happens, but be prepared for the finish of Toy Story 4 to finish you emotionally.
"For a series that began nearly 25 years ago, this classic in the making couldn’t go out on a more fitting note of tender, tear-drenched resolution."
Irish Independent: 'An entirely appropriate end'
Paul Whitingon of the Irish Independent agrees, giving the film four stars and following the trend of many Toy Story 4 reviews in praising the way in which the story is wrapped up.
"One takes the voice work of Tom Hanks for granted in these films, but he is their heart and soul and is quite superb here as a stuffed cowboy who’s running out of road.
"The film's finale suggests this might indeed be the end for Woody, Buzz and the gang, and if so it would be an entirely appropriate one."
LA Times: 'Toy Story 4 pushes the inventiveness envelope'
A common feature among the Toy Story 4 reviews is the praise for the new additions to the cast, with Tony Hale, Keanu Reeves and Christina Hendricks all heavily mentioned.
LA Times reviewer Kenneth Turan seemed particularly impressed with the inventiveness of the casting.
"Toy Story 4 will blow you away in ways you won't be expecting. It's something new from a computer-animated series so antediluvian that director Josh Cooley was in high school when the Pixar original came out back in 1995.
"Blessed with a closet full of characters, Toy Story 4 pushes the inventiveness envelope by adding in crackling funny new folks like tiny but fierce Giggle McDimples (Ally Maki), powerhouse plush toys Ducky and Bunny (Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele) and the motorcycle-riding Canadian daredevil Duke Caboom (Keanu Reeves, of all people)."
Elsewhere, there are plenty of Toy Story 4 reviews on Twitter too, where movie-goers and reviewers alike are celebrating the latest instalment in the saga.
For those worried about #ToyStory4, don’t be! The movie is magic and delightful. It will also wreck your emotions just as much as the other three, so that’s something to look forward to!
— Rachel Paige (@rachmeetsworld) June 7, 2019
I’m not crying! YOU ARE 😭#ToyStory4 was incredible, everything could’ve asked for and more! Super hit me in the feels 10/10!
I felt like I was a kid again 💙💙💙
— Tom Syndicate (@ProSyndicate) June 21, 2019
#ToyStory4 goes to infinity and beyond. It tugs at the heartstrings right from the get go and doesn’t stop. The new characters fit right in and all your old favorites get time to shine.
— James Viscardi (@JimViscardi) June 7, 2019
Just saw #ToyStory4...and it's my favorite in the franchise. You'll laugh as much as you'll cry. You'll feel like a kid one minute and an adult the next. Can't wait to take my friends to see it. pic.twitter.com/hhPf0Va7CF
— ZACH JOHNSON (@zmjohnson) June 7, 2019