Steve Robinson’s review published on Letterboxd:
Another watch, again with the wife and another frustrated viewing. I completely understand all the love for this movie. I see it. Its writing, topic, animation, plot, script, visuals, voicing, the works. I get it. It amazing... But its just not for me I am afraid. I didn't enjoy it. The main character, joy, I know she goes on a journey and learns and grows but I HATE her. More than any other character I have seen in an animated movie. Nothing wrong with the voicing, it's just the character. I hated her. That meant I stopped routing for Riley and just emotionally disengaged. An amazing movie that failed with me. I'm probably broken.