Can the sequel to Finding Nemo impress critics – or does it struggle to stay afloat? 

The Guardian: *** Jordan Hoffman wrote: “This is a movie with a great number of bright spots, but it’s still for an audience with a short attention span.”

The Daily Mail: *** “Finding Dory, bright and clever like most all Pixar releases, has the animation studio’s familiar blend of wit, heart and visual detail. But it’s missing its own magic.”

Variety.com: “audiences from around the world will be grateful to encounter a sequel to a movie as beloved as “Finding Nemo” that more than lives up to the first film’s casually magical charms.”

Hollywood Reporter: “In other words, while rambunctious and passably humorous, this offspring isn’t nearly as imaginative and nimble-minded as the forerunner that spawned it.”

Indie Wire: “under the surface, an abstract and unspoken truth begins to take shape in a more palpable way than it did in the first film.”

The Wrap: ” Finding Dory is rousingly entertaining, with side-jokes and supporting characters that will take their place in the pantheon alongside the “Mine! Mine!” seagulls and surfer-dude turtles (both factions turn up briefly here) from the original.”

Finding Dory is released in UK cinemas in July. 

 

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