Finding Dory ★★★½

Feels familiar in ways both good and bad. Stanton nails all the classic Pixar emotional beats, and brings back most of the studio’s greatest thematic hits: Like so many of the studio’s previous features, Dory is a story about the unbreakable bonds between parents and children, mismatched partners bonding over the course of a long adventure, and the pleasures of a team working together to achieve a common goal. After 21 years, that formula is still very satisfying. But it also feels more like a formula than ever before.

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