• In the pantheon of great Pixar films, Inside Out, the studio’s latest, ranks right up there alongside its best with the Toy Story movies, Wall-E, and Up. It’s also easily the most audacious…While there is no question at all that you will laugh out loud several times, be prepared to tear up occasionally. Don’t say I didn’t tell you – adults will likely enjoy this film much more than kids.

  • Shubhra Gupta
    Shubhra Gupta
    Indian Express


    It is a life lesson, for eleven year-olds-going –on-twelve. And for the rest of us, at whatever age we may be at.

  • Raja Sen
    Raja Sen


    There has quite frankly never been anything like it before, and it is an essential film for lovers of the movies, children, parents and inner-children everywhere.

    It is insightful, intoxicating and incredible, and when I was done with it, scrubbed and sobbed and sated, I felt I’d been scribbled on by Pixar crayons.

  • Jyoti Sharma Bawa
    Jyoti Sharma Bawa
    Hindustan Times


    As Joy and Sadness’ buddy chemistry grows, the film forces us to face us with one essential fact – sometimes we need to embrace blue. Probably a lesson you don’t expect from a Pixar film or in a multiplex but a little bit of soul searching never hurt anybody.

  • Rohini Nair
    Rohini Nair
    Deccan Chronicle


    Inside Out isn’t just about the laughs, however. Just as Joy and Sadness travel together through Riley’s mind, these emotions will affect you in equal measure when watching the film. You may be reminded of your own childhood, or Riley’s predicament or the home truths at the end of the film may touch you, and compel you to shed a tear or two. At other times, you’ll be laughing aloud at the shenanigans of Joy, Sadness and Bing Bong. As a heartwarming tale that lets you slip inside the very complex space that is a child’s mind, Inside Out is a gem indeed.

  • This is a heart-warming funny film that may well be a bit abstract for children, but would definitely appeal to the rest.

  • Dressed up in colourful and wildly imaginative garb – yet making sense every step of the way – Inside Out can be enjoyed by a variety of age groups and is both nuanced and sensitive without sacrificing the fun angle.

  • Bryan Durham
    Bryan Durham
    DNA India


    You feel it all with Riley – joy, sadness, fear, anger and disgust – and become part of that journey. Parents and teachers have so much to learn from and educate with, through this film. The very fact that it doesn’t try to sugarcoat childlike enthusiasm with dumbed down characters, says a lot.

  • …the makers manage to paint an excellent juxtaposition between the mundane human world and the complexity of the human mind. On the outside, the film presents a very drab setting to Riley’s San Francisco life, an uncharacteristic setting of the normally captivating Pixar. The mind, however, is a vibrant world that is an excellent blend of organic, mechanical, industrial and fantasy.

  • Sachin Chatte
    Sachin Chatte
    The Navhind Times


    Pixars latest film has an idea which is as original as it can get. Much like the other films by Docter, this is also about relationships and human psychology, in this case, a child’s. But that itself could teach adults a thing or two about how we look at children and also ourselves. It is not often that a film can influence the way you think but to its remarkable credibility, Inside Out manages to do that.

  • Cleverly, the film’s central plot involves an incident that pretty much everyone has to go through once in life, so it becomes very easy to relate to the movie and moisten a few hankies watching it, remembering your own version of the incident. Going with the message of the film, it also makes you realize no matter how manly you claim to be, it’s okay to shed a tear or two when a movie is powerful enough to bring out your most emotional childhood memory. The whole thing is inventive, eye popping and an emotional roller coaster ride from start to end. Go see it, preferably in 2D.

  • AP


    What’s most refreshing about “Inside Out” is its inversion of the standard prescriptions of big-budget animation: It’s ultimately about the importance of embracing sadness. This, you may have noticed, isn’t exactly the conventional moral one generally finds at the multiplex.

  • Juhi Matta
    Juhi Matta


    Inside Out is the perfect film to enjoy with your family. It has something that can appeal to both children and adults. Stunning animation, coupled with an innovative plot, makes this film a must-watch for everyone.

  • There is such a thing as learning too much and too soon when it comes to picking movies for your children. There is no reason for most children under the age of 13 to sit through serious lessons on moral conscience, psychology and neurology.In our opinion, Docter ought to be more like the parents in his movies: always meaning well but overbearing when required.

  • I could go into a lot more detail about how the film breezes through the inside view of so many little events of our day-to-day lives, but it is something you should experience rather than read.

    Yes, go ahead and witness this coming of age of feelings.

  • Udhav Naig
    Udhav Naig
    The Hindu


    Perhaps, we must leave the science to psychologists and cognitive scientists, but Inside Out nevertheless succeeds in flagging the issue of mental health in a remarkable manner. As we walk out of the theatre, it is hard not to think of our minds as being controlled by tiny human beings. It may not make sense, but it is beautiful.

  • It’s hard to shake off the feeling that we are inside the head of the average member of the Pixar approvals committee rather than a girl on the cusp of puberty. Pixar productions are always fun, but they are rarely profound despite their visible efforts, unlike French and Japanese animated films that do not try to be, and often predictable. That’s why the one emotion missing in Riley’s head is surprise.