Toy Story 4 (U)



Comedy (2019)
100mins US

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Christina Hendricks, Tom Hanks, Tony Hale, Annie Potts, Tim Allen
Director: Josh Cooley
Writer(s): Andrew Stanton, Stephany Folsom
Listings: London | Rest of UK and Ireland

Woody, Buzz and the gang are now the property of a little girl called Bonnie, who is nervously preparing for kindergarten orientation. The tearful tyke overcomes her fears by creating Forky from discarded arts and crafts supplies. When Forky falls into the clutches of sinister doll Gabby Gabby and her army of ventriloquist dummies, Woody co-ordinates a daring rescue. He is reunited with Bo Peep and her three-headed porcelain sheep Billy, Goat and Gruff.

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Toy Story 4 (U)

How do you improve on the perfection of Toy Story 3, which bade a moving farewell to Woody the cowboy (voiced by Tom Hanks), Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) and the other denizens of Andy's childhood? Oscar-winning computer animation studio Disney Pixar comes tantalisingly close with a belated rip-roaring fourth instalment that will have parents dabbing at their eyes with almost as many sodden handkerchiefs as its predecessors...

Toy Story 4. Copyright: 2019 Disney Pixar. Caption: Buzz Lightyear (voiced by Tim Allen) in Toy Story 4, directed by Josh Cooley. Photo: courtesy of Disney Pixar. All Rights Reserved.Admittedly, popular characters including Jessie (Joan Cusack) and Rex (Wallace Shawn) are largely sidelined by a freewheeling plot that borrows heavily from past glories. Director Josh Cooley's hare-brained rescue mission was always going to disappoint after the note-perfect resolution to the third film. What this glorious episode might surrender in originality it compensates for with visual artistry, uproarious verbal sparring and deep sentiment. The fractious central relationship between Woody and Buzz, which stretches back almost 25 cinema-going years, reaches a gorgeous, heart-rending crescendo that closes this toy box of wonders with a soft and satisfying emotional thud.

Woody, Buzz and the gang are now the property of a little girl called Bonnie (Madeleine McGraw), who is nervously preparing for kindergarten orientation. The tearful tyke overcomes her nerves by creating Forky (Tony Hale) from discarded arts and crafts supplies. The repurposed plastic utensil becomes Bonnie's security blanket during a family road trip to Grand Basin, which lights the touch paper on more than one existential crisis. "I am not a toy!" rages Forky. "I'm a spork. I was made for soup, salad, maybe chilli ... and the trash." When Forky falls into the clutches of sinister doll Gabby Gabby (Christina Hendricks) and her army of ventriloquist dummies, Woody co-ordinates a daring rescue. He is reunited with Bo Peep (Annie Potts) and her three-headed porcelain sheep Billy, Goat and Gruff, and makes a new ally in self-doubting motorcycle stuntman Duke Caboom (Keanu Reeves). Meanwhile, Buzz stalls for time by delaying the departure of Bonnie and her parents (Lori Alan, Jay Hernandez) from Grand Basin. "We could frame Dad for a crime so he goes to jail," suggests stuffed white unicorn Buttercup (Jeff Garlin).

Toy Story 4 opens with a lustrous flashback set during a torrential downpour that epitomises the immaculate attention to detail in every frame of animation. Vocal performances complement the technical excellence and Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are shameless scene-stealers as megalomaniacal fairground prizes, whose hysterical solution to an unwanted human incursion is a well-timed "plush rush". The script quietly preaches the beauty of imperfection between breathlessly staged action set-pieces and a barrage of visual gags, which demand a second viewing. "You can't teach this old toy new tricks," sagely observes Woody. True, but when the old tricks work beautifully, the wizards at Disney Pixar can still cast an irresistible spell.

- Kim Hu

Toy Story 4. Copyright: 2019 Disney Pixar. Caption: Buzz Lightyear (voiced by Tim Allen) in Toy Story 4, directed by Josh Cooley. Photo: courtesy of Disney Pixar. All Rights Reserved.


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Listed in alphabetical order by city/place name followed by cinema name.

From Friday 11th October
To Thursday 17th October

- Aberdeen, Cineworld Aberdeen - Queens Link
- Aberdeen, Cineworld Aberdeen - Union Square
- Addlestone, The Light Cinema, Addlestone
- Antrim, Antrim Omniplex
- Arklow, Arklow Omniplex
- Armagh, Armagh Omniplex
- Ballina, IMC Ballina
- Banbridge, Banbridge Omniplex
- Bangor, Bangor Omniplex
- Basingstoke, Odeon Basingstoke
- Basingstoke, Vue Basingstoke Festival Place
- Batley, Showcase Cinema De Lux Leeds
- Belfast, Dundonald Omniplex
- Belfast, Kennedy Centre Belfast Omniplex
- Berkhamsted, The Rex Cinema
- Birmingham, Vue Birmingham
- Bishops Castle, SpArC Theatre
- Blackburn, Vue Blackburn
- Bolton, The Light Cinema, Bolton
- Bolton, Vue Bolton
- Borehamwood, Reel Cinema Borehamwood
- Boston, Savoy Cinema
- Bradford, The Light Cinema, Bradford
- Bridgnorth, Reel Cinema Bridgnorth
- Bristol, Showcase Bristol Avon Meads
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Longwell Green
- Bundoran, Eclipse Cinemas Bundoran
- Burnley, Reel Cinema Burnley
- Bury, Vue Bury The Rock
- Camberley, Vue Camberley
- Cambridge, The Light Cinema, Cambridge
- Cambridge, Vue Cambridge
- Cardiff, Showcase Cardiff Nantgarw
- Carlow, Carlow Omniplex
- Carlow, IMC Carlow
- Carrick-on-Shannon, Carrick Cineplex
- Carrickfergus, Carrickfergus Omniplex
- Chippenham, Reel Cinema Chippenham
- Clonmel, IMC Clonmel
- Corby, Savoy Cinema
- Cork, Cork Omniplex
- Coventry, Showcase Cinema De Lux Coventry
- Craigavon, Craigavon Omniplex
- Cramlington, Vue Cramlington
- Cwmbran, Vue Cwmbran
- Derby, Showcase Cinema De Lux Derby
- Derby, Showcase Derby Foresters Park
- Downpatrick, Downpatrick Omniplex
- Dublin, Balbriggan Omniplex
- Dublin, Dublin Rathmines Omniplex
- Dublin, IMC Tallaght
- Dublin, Movies @ Dundrum
- Dublin, Movies @ Swords
- Dublin, Savoy
- Dublin, Vue Dublin
- Dudley, Showcase Dudley
- Dundalk, Dundalk Omniplex
- Dundee, Cineworld Dundee
- Dunfermline, Odeon Dunfermline
- Dungannon, Dungannon Omniplex
- Dun Laoghaire, IMC Dun Laoghaire
- Eastleigh, Vue Eastleigh
- Edinburgh, Cineworld Edinburgh
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Ocean Terminal
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Omni Centre
- Ellesmere Port, Vue Cheshire Oaks
- Fakenham, Central Cinema Fakenham
- Falkirk, Cineworld Falkirk
- Fareham, Reel Cinema Fareham
- Galashiels, Pavilion
- Galway, Galway - Salthill Omniplex
- Galway, IMC Oranmore
- Gateshead, Vue Gateshead
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Parkhead
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Renfrew Street
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Silverburn
- Glasgow, Showcase Glasgow
- Glasgow, Vue Glasgow Fort
- Glenrothes, The Kino Glenrothes
- Gorey, [email protected]
- Grantham, Savoy Cinema
- Greenhithe, Showcase Cinema De Lux Bluewater
- Halifax, Vue Halifax
- Hamilton, Vue Hamilton
- Hinckley, Cineworld Hinckley
- Hull, Reel Cinema Hull
- Hull, Vue Hull Princes Quay
- Ilkeston, Reel Cinema Ilkeston
- Inverness, Vue Inverness
- Kidderminster, Reel Cinema Kidderminster
- Kilkenny, IMC Kilkenny Barrack Street
- Killyconigan, Monaghan Omniplex
- Kirkcaldy, Adam Smith Theatre
- Larne, Larne Harbour Omniplex
- Leeds, Vue Leeds Kirkstall Road
- Leeds, Vue Leeds The Light
- Leicester, Showcase Cinema De Lux Leicester
- Leicester, Vue Leicester
- Limerick, Limerick Omniplex
- Lisburn, Lisburn Omniplex
- Liverpool, Showcase Cinema De Lux Liverpool
- Livingston, Vue Livingston
- Londonderry, Brunswick Moviebowl
- Londonderry, Derry Omniplex
- Longford, Longford Omniplex
- Loughborough, Cineworld Loughborough
- Loughborough, Odeon Loughborough
- Manchester, Odeon Manchester Great Northern
- Manchester, Showcase Manchester
- Merthyr Tydfil, Vue Merthyr Tydfil
- Morecambe, Reel Cinema Morecambe
- Mullingar, IMC Mullingar
- Newcastle-under-Lyme, Vue Newcastle-under-Lyme
- Newquay, Lighthouse Cinema
- Newry, Newry Omniplex
- Norwich, Odeon Norwich
- Nottingham, Showcase Cinema De Lux Nottingham
- Omagh, Omagh Omniplex
- Oxford, Vue Oxford
- Paignton, Vue Torbay (Apollo)
- Perth, Perth Playhouse
- Peterborough, Showcase Cinema De Lux Peterborough
- Portsmouth, Vue Portsmouth
- Port Talbot, Reel Cinema Port Talbot
- Quinton Halesowen, Reel Cinema Quinton Halesowen
- Reading, Showcase Cinema De Lux Reading
- Reading, Vue Reading
- Renfrew, Odeon Braehead
- Roscommon, Roscommon Omniplex
- Salford, Vue Manchester Lowry
- Sheffield, The Light Cinema, Sheffield
- Sheffield, Vue Sheffield
- Sligo, Sligo Omniplex
- Southampton, Showcase Cinema De Lux Southampton
- Southport, Vue Southport
- St Austell, White River Cinema
- Stirling, Vue Stirling
- Stockport, The Light Cinema, Stockport
- Stockton-on-Tees, Showcase Cinema De Lux Teesside
- Swansea, Vue Swansea
- Thanet, Vue Westwood Cross
- Tralee, Tralee Omniplex
- Truro, Plaza Cinema
- Tullamore, IMC Tullamore
- Uckfield, Picturehouse Uckfield
- Wakefield, Reel Cinema Wakefield
- Wallasey, The Light Cinema, New Brighton
- Walsall, The Light Cinema, Walsall
- Waterford, Waterford Omniplex
- Watford, Vue Watford
- Wexford, Wexford Omniplex
- Widnes, Reel Cinema Widnes
- Wisbech, The Light Cinema, Wisbech
- Worksop, Savoy Cinema
From Friday 18th October
To Thursday 24th October

- Aberdeen, Cineworld Aberdeen - Queens Link
- Aberdeen, Cineworld Aberdeen - Union Square
- Addlestone, The Light Cinema, Addlestone
- Antrim, Antrim Omniplex
- Arklow, Arklow Omniplex
- Ashford, Ashford Picturehouse
- Ashford, Cineworld Ashford
- Ashton-under-Lyne, Cineworld Ashton-under-Lyne
- Bangor, Bangor Omniplex
- Barnstaple, Central Cinema
- Basildon, Cineworld Basildon
- Basingstoke, Odeon Basingstoke
- Bath, Little Theatre Cinema Picturehouse
- Batley, Showcase Cinema De Lux Leeds
- Belfast, Movie House Cityside (Yorkgate)
- Birmingham, Cineworld Birmingham
- Birmingham, Cineworld Birmingham NEC
- Birmingham, Empire Birmingham Great Park
- Bishop's Stortford, Empire Bishop's Stortford
- Bolton, Cineworld Bolton
- Bolton, The Light Cinema, Bolton
- Borehamwood, Reel Cinema Borehamwood
- Boston, Savoy Cinema
- Bracknell, Cineworld Bracknell
- Bradford, Cineworld Bradford
- Bradford, Odeon Leeds-Bradford
- Braintree, Cineworld Braintree
- Bridgwater, Scott Cinemas
- Brighton, Cineworld Brighton
- Brighton, Duke Of York's Picturehouse
- Bristol, Cineworld Bristol
- Bristol, Orpheus Henleaze
- Bristol, Showcase Bristol Avon Meads
- Burnley, Reel Cinema Burnley
- Burton-on-Trent, Cineworld Burton Upon Trent
- Bury St Edmunds, Cineworld Bury St Edmunds
- Cambridge, The Light Cinema, Cambridge
- Cardiff, Cineworld Cardiff
- Carlow, Carlow Omniplex
- Carlow, IMC Carlow
- Castleford, Cineworld Castleford
- Catterick Garrison, Empire Catterick Garrison
- Chester, Cineworld Broughton
- Chesterfield, Cineworld Chesterfield
- Chichester, Cineworld Chichester
- Chippenham, Reel Cinema Chippenham
- Chorley, Little Theatre
- Clonmel, IMC Clonmel
- Clydebank, Empire Clydebank
- Corby, Savoy Cinema
- Coventry, Showcase Cinema De Lux Coventry
- Crawley, Cineworld Crawley
- Crewe, Odeon Crewe
- Derby, Showcase Cinema De Lux Derby
- Derby, Showcase Derby Foresters Park
- Dublin, Balbriggan Omniplex
- Dublin, IMC Tallaght
- Dublin, Movies @ Dundrum
- Dublin, Movies @ Swords
- Dublin, Savoy
- Dudley, Showcase Dudley
- Dundee, Cineworld Dundee
- Dun Laoghaire, IMC Dun Laoghaire
- Eastbourne, Cineworld Eastbourne At The Beacon
- East Grinstead, Scott Cinemas
- Edinburgh, Cineworld Edinburgh
- Exeter, Exeter Picturehouse
- Exmouth, Savoy
- Fakenham, Central Cinema Fakenham
- Falkirk, Cineworld Falkirk
- Fareham, Cineworld Whiteley
- Fareham, Reel Cinema Fareham
- Galashiels, Pavilion
- Gateshead, Odeon Metrocentre
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Renfrew Street
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Silverburn
- Glasgow, Showcase Glasgow
- Gloucester, Cineworld Gloucester Quays
- Gorey, [email protected]
- Grantham, Savoy Cinema
- Greenhithe, Showcase Cinema De Lux Bluewater
- Guildford, Odeon Guildford
- Hemel Hempstead, Cineworld Hemel Hempstead
- Henley-on-Thames, Regal Picturehouse
- High Wycombe, Cineworld High Wycombe
- High Wycombe, Empire High Wycombe
- Hull, Cineworld Hull
- Hull, Reel Cinema Hull
- Huntingdon, Cineworld Huntingdon
- Ipswich, Cineworld Ipswich
- Ipswich, Empire Ipswich
- Jersey, Cineworld Jersey
- Kidderminster, Reel Cinema Kidderminster
- Kilkenny, IMC Kilkenny Barrack Street
- Killyconigan, Monaghan Omniplex
- Leeds, Cineworld Leeds
- Llandudno, Cineworld Llandudno
- Londonderry, Brunswick Moviebowl
- Loughborough, Cineworld Loughborough
- Luton, Cineworld Luton
- Manchester, Odeon Trafford Centre
- Manchester, Showcase Manchester
- Middlesbrough, Cineworld Middlesbrough
- Milton Keynes, Cineworld Milton Keynes
- Milton Keynes, Odeon Milton Keynes Stadium
- Morecambe, Reel Cinema Morecambe
- Mullingar, IMC Mullingar
- Newcastle upon Tyne, Cineworld Newcastle Upon Tyne
- Newport, Cineworld Isle Of Wight
- Newport, Cineworld Newport Friars Walk
- Newport, Cineworld Newport Spytty Road
- Newton Abbot, Alexandra Cinema
- Northampton, Cineworld Northampton
- Norwich, Cinema City Picturehouse
- Nottingham, Cineworld Nottingham
- Nottingham, Showcase Cinema De Lux Nottingham
- Oxford, Phoenix Picturehouse
- Perth, Perth Playhouse
- Peterborough, Showcase Cinema De Lux Peterborough
- Plymouth, Cineworld Plymouth
- Poole, Cineworld Poole
- Port Talbot, Reel Cinema Port Talbot
- Preston, Odeon Preston
- Quinton Halesowen, Reel Cinema Quinton Halesowen
- Reading, Showcase Cinema De Lux Reading
- Redruth, Regal Film Centre
- Rochester, Cineworld Rochester
- Rugby, Cineworld Rugby
- Ruislip, Cineworld South Ruislip
- Runcorn, Cineworld Runcorn
- Rushden, Cineworld Rushden Lakes
- Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Saltburn Community Theatre
- Sheffield, Cineworld Sheffield
- Sheffield, The Light Cinema, Sheffield
- Shrewsbury, Cineworld Shrewsbury
- Slough, Empire Slough
- Solihull, Cineworld Solihull
- Southampton, Harbour Lights Picturehouse
- Stevenage, Cineworld Stevenage
- St Helens, Cineworld St Helens
- Stockport, The Light Cinema, Stockport
- Stockton-on-Tees, Showcase Cinema De Lux Teesside
- Stoke-on-Trent, Cineworld Stoke-on-Trent
- Stratford-upon-Avon, Stratford Picturehouse
- Sunderland, Empire Sunderland
- Swindon, Empire Swindon Greenbridge
- Telford, Cineworld Telford
- Telford, Odeon Telford
- Wakefield, Cineworld Wakefield
- Wakefield, Reel Cinema Wakefield
- Walsall, The Light Cinema, Walsall
- Wembley, Cineworld Wembley
- Weston-super-Mare, Cineworld Weston-Super-Mare
- Wexford, Wexford Omniplex
- Weymouth, Cineworld Weymouth
- Widnes, Reel Cinema Widnes
- Wigan, Empire Wigan
- Worcester, Odeon Worcester
- Worksop, Savoy Cinema
- Yeovil, Cineworld Yeovil


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