Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (2009) - Rotten Tomatoes

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (2009)



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

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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 Flint's latest invention -- a device designed to improve everyone's lives -- for his own personal gain. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovimore
Rating: PG (for brief mild language)
Genre: Animation, Kids & Family, Comedy
Directed By: , , ,
Written By: Chris Miller, Christopher Miller, Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Judi Barrett
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 5, 2010
Box Office: $124.9M
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Critic Reviews for Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

All Critics (140) | Top Critics (31)

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

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
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Audience Reviews for Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs


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

John Manard

Super Reviewer

Met the expectation I had from it. Quite uninteresting, that is.
Actual Rating: -5/5

familiar stranger

Super Reviewer


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.

Greg S

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 (3 years 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 (3 years ago)
Steve: Gummi bears!
– Submitted by Natalie F (3 years ago)
Flint Lockwood: Fle-Se-Stafur!
– Submitted by ethan t (3 years ago)

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