Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

In this animated chuckler, based on the children's book by Judy and Ron Barrett,  giant pancakes, pasta and hamburgers start to fall from the sky as an ambitious scientist (voiced by Bill Hader) tries to solve world hunger. However, things go terribly wrong when excess amounts of food overload cities and towns.

2009Rating: G90 minsUSASony Pictures Animation
AdventureAnimatedKids & Family

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Eye-popping and mouth-watering in one, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs spins a 30-page children's book into a 90-minute all-you-can-laugh buffet.

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Total Film

Total Film

The simple plot is as overextended as a compulsive eater’s waistline – but any movie bold enough to warn popcorn-munching filmgoers about obesity has to be applauded. Hell, they might not even finish the bucket…

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The New York Times

The New York Times

If the filmmakers opt to make only light statements about junk food, obesity and solid waste, they at least leave the audience sated on a single serving of inspired lunacy.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

There is clear definition between closer and further elements. I've seen a lot of 3-D recently, and in terms of technical quality, this is the best.

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Otago Daily Times

Otago Daily Times

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is probably the best family animation film I've seen in a while.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

There are plenty of messages about being yourself, greed, and the rest, but it is all treated lightly. And that's the most refreshing thing about this animation, its originality and determination to be fun.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

The movie's humor targets both kids and grown-ups with equal success, but, even with the presence of a mustache-fixated monkey, the main attraction here is the movie's vibrant 3-D animation and its perfect storm of foodie-friendly sight gags.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The splashy animation is well-executed but again a bit monotonous for a full-length feature.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Bright, silly and a good shout to entertain the whole family.

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