Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs Reviews

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September 17, 2009
It seemed to me the mountains of fudge, ice cream and pancakes overshot the mark and looked silly, and the airborne food cast a pall over the city, but by golly those kids are plucky.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 18, 2009
It takes an iron stomach to watch this stuff and not feel nauseated.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 17, 2009
This computer-animated 3D extravaganza is the ultimate food fight, capitalizing on the universal compulsion to play with your food. But like any good food fight, it offers short-lived entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 6, 2009
After UP set a standard for character development, CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS falls short.
Full Review| Original Score: 5/10
September 18, 2009
The animated movie greatly expands on the kids' book on which it's based in a clever and engaging first half. But the second half leaves a foul aftertaste. Slapdash action scenes play against dreary warnings to fear wealth and beauty.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 18, 2009
It has a certain amount of imagination and humor, but it seems as if none of this grew organically; every time the movie allows a home-grown, funny little moment, that information is then gathered up and used later on as a plot device.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 18, 2009
The film continues in meal-monsoon mode for 90 minutes with scant variation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 26, 2012
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 | Original Score: 6/10
September 21, 2009
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.
September 21, 2009
A fun film but not a funny one. It needed more big laughs to keep the children entertained.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
September 24, 2009
...parents are advised to flip a coin, with the loser having to take the youngsters to go see it
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 18, 2009
Watching it is about as entertaining as listening to Rosanne Barr sing the National Anthem, but where that is over with rather quickly this goes on for a full 90-minutes of snore-inducing tedium.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 15, 2009
Charmless.
September 17, 2009
Throughout, the terrible script and garish, pointlessly 3-D visuals distract -- why do all the women, among them Flint's weather-girl crush (Anna Faris), look anorectic?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 17, 2009
What's missing is charm. The book had tons of it, while the movie buries it beneath an avalanche of movement and busy design.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 18, 2009
It is harmless, entertaining fun for under-12s, and a worthy follow-up to Surf's Up from Sony Pictures Animation. It's not challenging Pixar just yet, or even Warner Brothers, but at least it's heading in the right direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 18, 2009
... a well-intentioned children's film that has the unfortunate effect of making food, all food, seem utterly revolting. It's the gastronomical version of 'Scared Straight!' 3-D.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 18, 2009
No comedy should come bogged down with so many Important Life Lessons.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 18, 2009
It's a veritable moral smorgasbord. Not.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 29, 2011
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 | Original Score: 3.5/5
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