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Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (2009)

TOMATOMETER

Average Rating: 7.3/10
Reviews Counted: 139
Fresh: 121
Rotten: 18

Critics Consensus: Quirky humor, plucky characters and solid slapstick make this family comedy a frenetically tasty time at the movies.

Average Rating: 6.7/10
Reviews Counted: 29
Fresh: 22
Rotten: 7

Critics Consensus: Quirky humor, plucky characters and solid slapstick make this family comedy a frenetically tasty time at the movies.

AUDIENCE SCORE

Average Rating: 3.2/5
User Ratings: 485,812

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Movie Info

Inspired by Ron and Judi Barrett's beloved children's book of the same name, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs follows inventor Flint Lockwood (voice of Bill Hader) and a brainy weathergirl (voice of Anna Faris) as they attempt to discover why the rain in their small town has stopped, and food is falling in its place. Meanwhile, lifelong bully Brent (voice of Andy Samberg) relishes in tormenting Flint like he did when they were kids, and Mayor Shelbourne (voice of Bruce Campbell) schemes to use … More

Rating:
PG (for brief mild language)
Genre:
Animation , Kids & Family , Comedy
Directed By:
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Written By:
Chris Miller , Phil Lord
In Theaters:
On DVD:
Jan 5, 2010
Box Office:
$124.9M
Runtime:
Sony Pictures - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

All Critics (140) | Top Critics (30) | Fresh (121) | Rotten (18) | DVD (13)

Determined to have their cake and eat it too, writer-directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller first invite us to revel in ice cream mountains and nacho cheese fountains, then clobber us with ham-handed nutritional moralism.

Full Review… | September 21, 2009
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

So what could be better than an endless supply of jellybeans and ice cream? Only a multiplex permanently stocked with smart, sweetly silly family films like this one.

Full Review… | September 18, 2009
New York Daily News
Top Critic

It takes an iron stomach to watch this stuff and not feel nauseated.

Full Review… | September 18, 2009
Houston Chronicle
Top Critic

No comedy should come bogged down with so many Important Life Lessons.

Full Review… | September 18, 2009
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Food has never been funnier than it is in the spirited, animated family film Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs.

Full Review… | September 18, 2009
Detroit News
Top Critic

But it's fun, it has some good messages and what kid won't enjoy seeing pancakes flatten a roof and an ice-cream blizzard that you can eat while you play in it? Especially when it's presented in colorful 3-D splendor?

September 18, 2009
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

There are many funny moments and some pleasing suspense towards the end, but as a cautionary tale about the dangers of overeating and obesity it's more likely to boost sales at the candy bar. That may be one good reason for watching it at home.

Full Review… | June 27, 2014
The Australian

Where else can you find the varied likes of Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, Bruce Campbell, and--yes--Mr. T together and all on their A game?

Full Review… | September 29, 2013
TheMovieReport.com

The test for a decent family film is whether the kids want to watch it again, and both of mine were ready for a rerun the very next day.

Full Review… | February 26, 2012
Movie Metropolis

Grownups will enjoy the witty dialog and zippy script, especially when it makes playful nods to big sci-fi popcorn romps like Twister, The Day After Tomorrow, Armageddon and Star Wars.

Full Review… | September 29, 2011
American Profile

The humour in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is often anarchic, wicked, random and very funny. This is a fun film with a lot of spirit.

Full Review… | July 6, 2010
Cinema Autopsy

Visually imaginative and ethically rich, the apocalypse has never been as tasty as served in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.

Full Review… | July 6, 2010
Matt's Movie Reviews

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs might not be as charming or heartfelt as anything from Pixar film, but bar Up, it's the best animated film of the year so far.

Full Review… | April 15, 2010
Fan The Fire

Spaghetti has never been more terrifying, Gummi bears more menacing, nor the pleasures and perils of exploring the frontiers of science more vivid

Full Review… | February 13, 2010
Killer Movie Reviews

It occurs to me that the pace and tone of the comedy is actually pretty sophisticated -- perhaps too much so for its supposed intended audience.

Full Review… | January 18, 2010
Window to the Movies

It's rare for a family film to deliver the goods with both story and visuals, but this insanely fun and fast-paced flick doesn't skimp on either.

Full Review… | December 3, 2009
V Music

The superb thing about Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs is that it never once shies away from its ludicrous premise.

Full Review… | November 26, 2009
Unknown2

Writer-directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller have expanded a 30-page children's book by Judi and Ron Barrett into a 3D animated feature which boasts intricate design and goofy humour.

Full Review… | November 26, 2009
At the Movies (Australia)

Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs is visually inventive and exuberant, and has some neat running gags. But its characterisations are a little disappointing.

Full Review… | November 26, 2009
The Age (Australia)

This 3D cartoon based on the popular children's book is sweet and fun -- not to mention a little trippy.

Full Review… | November 26, 2009
Sydney Morning Herald

The story outlined here is engagingly ridiculous, and the visual opportunities suggested by the book and expanded by the screenplay look stunning when seen in 3-D.

Full Review… | November 26, 2009
Herald Sun (Australia)

It all can be swallowed very easily, with the likeable characters, including the policeman Earl (Mr T), ensuring that the adventure serves up a tasty conclusion.

Full Review… | November 26, 2009
Courier Mail (Australia)

If Pixar are the modern equivalent of the sweet artistry of Walt Disney's best, then Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is the slightly-skewy offspring of Chuck Jones and his Warner Bros. cartoons.

Full Review… | November 26, 2009
sbs.com.au

Humorous, fun and sometimes downright odd family flick, that doesn't address some of its thematic implications.

Full Review… | November 24, 2009
FILMINK (Australia)

The concept might not be as high as alien invasion or mouthy mammoths, nor the art on the level of Pixar or Miyazaki or Selick, but in terms of sheer fun, this is the one to beat in '09.

Full Review… | November 22, 2009
Empire Magazine Australasia

This slick, computer-animated family flick, in eye-popping digital 3D, not only matches the visual excesses of Roland Emmerich's 2012, but is also much more successful in paying homage to the disaster genre through the use of humour and wit.

Full Review… | November 22, 2009
Sunday Times (Australia)

Audience Reviews for Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

½

Cute movie. As usual my daughter loved it and I just enjoyed the ride.

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jmanard52
John Manard

Super Reviewer

½

A hapless inventor develops a machine that makes food rain from the sky, rejuvenating his hometown's formerly sardine-based economy; things predictably get out of control. Luscious showers of cheeseburgers and avalanches of pizza, with a drizzle of smart, funny writing and a side of Mr. T as an overzealous cop make this a smorgasbord of entertainment.

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366weirdmovies
Greg S

Super Reviewer

½

has its moments, but not enough to make this stand out

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stuartb1234
Stuart Brooks

Super Reviewer

½

"Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" is as clever as they come. As an aspiring scientist, Flint Lockwood creates a machine that converts water into food and as soon as it gets out of control is creates chaos around the town and food storms form. The jokes are non-stop and every single one hits the mark perfectly, and the voice cast is fantastic. I may be putting this film on a pedestal, but it's one of my favourite animation films out there. The visuals are vibrant and beautiful and the creators have really created a movie to remember. The script is one of the more clever animated scripts to have come out in a long time. This film is terrific!

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KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs Quotes


Flint Lockwood:
When it rains, you put on a coat. Of SPRAY-ON SHOES!
– Submitted by Matthew D (21 months ago)
Fran Lockwood:
Oh oh and peanut butter right?!
Sam Sparks:
No way! I'm severely allergic to peanuts..
Fran Lockwood:
Hey, me too...
Sam Sparks:
So what's it called?
Fran Lockwood:
Peanut allergies
Sam Sparks:
No, the machine.....
Fran Lockwood:
Oh, right.
– Submitted by Kyle J (21 months ago)
Steve:
Gummi bears!
– Submitted by Natalie F (23 months ago)
Flint Lockwood:
Fle-Se-Stafur!
– Submitted by ethan t (2 years ago)
Earl Devereaux:
You see this contact lens, Fran Lockwood.
Fran Lockwood:
Mmhmmm.
Earl Devereaux:
This contact lens represent you.
Fran Lockwood:
Alright.
Earl Devereaux:
And my eye represents my eye.
Fran Lockwood:
Okay...
Earl Devereaux:
I've got my EYE on YOU!
– Submitted by sanio s (2 years ago)
Earl Devereaux:
I'm as mad at Flint as you are. In fact, the minute he steps out of that car, I'm gonna slap him in the face! I know he made the food, but that food was made to order, and now it's time for all of us to pay the bill.
– Submitted by argion e (2 years ago)

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