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Meatballs Reviews

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December 31, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
July 31, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
October 5, 2008
Through it all, Murray smiles and forges ahead, but his big riffs have been edited down to frantic bursts of mugging.
June 12, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
June 23, 2007
...ultimately just not able to live up to its inexplicable reputation as a minor cult classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 21, 2004
Has its moments. Murray is funny, as always.
| Original Score: 2/5
June 15, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
July 24, 2007
Bill Murray is the only reason to see this film. His high energy and sensitive acting abilities take this cliche film out of the ordinary and give it the style that did not appear in the script or the direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 22, 2017
I can't really say Meatballs is a great film, it's a silly, stupid summer movie, and sometimes, that's exactly what you need.
January 1, 2005
Early Murray/Reitman collaboration. "Rudy the Rabbit."
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
July 25, 2002
Without Murray, it'd be nothing. Fortunately the comedian's in fantastic form here.
| Original Score: 4/5
April 19, 2008
It doesn't get any funnier than Meatballs!
| Original Score: 3/5
June 4, 2007
Murray has been funnier and far more authoritative during his career, but he was never this joyfully floppy again. Meatballs is the crowning of his doofus glory and a great testament to his once improvisational appeal.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
February 4, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
July 20, 2012
It's Murray's spontaneity that gives the movie its lifeblood. But Murray also shows an early, rare example of onscreen tenderness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 24, 2007
It's difficult to come up with a more cliche situation for a summer pic than a summer camp, where all the characters and plot turns are readily imaginable. That makes director Ivan Reitman's accomplishment all the more noteworthy.
September 4, 2012
For those of you that are big fans of the cult comedy hit Wet Hot American Summer, Meatballs is the summer camp movie it parodied the most, even though Meatballs had a bigger heart and was strictly PG.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 24, 2006
Camp counsellor Tripper (Murray) is a John Belushi clone whose 'charisma' dominates the film's standard wackiness and sentimental story (of a kid who doesn't fit).
August 22, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
January 27, 2004
Meatballs works because Bill Murray's talents as an actor and comedian.
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