Mar 31, 2020
...while Meatballs is not a very good movie, you still kind of wish you could have gone to Camp North Star as a camper.
Feb 2, 2020
Amusing in an antiquated way? Perhaps. But funny? No.
Sep 20, 2019
If one or two fall flat, so what. The next probably will hit your funnybone.
Aug 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.
Sep 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.
Jul 20, 2012
It's Murray's spontaneity that gives the movie its lifeblood. But Murray also shows an early, rare example of onscreen tenderness.
Jul 13, 2012
The scenes between Murray and Makepeace are nicely handled, and the lack of mean-spiritedness is refreshing.
Jun 11, 2012
A bit slow and meandering, and unfunny when Bill Murray is not on screen, but Meatballs is worth it for the camp atmosphere and Murray's comic genius.
Oct 5, 2008
Through it all, Murray smiles and forges ahead, but his big riffs have been edited down to frantic bursts of mugging.
Apr 19, 2008
It doesn't get any funnier than Meatballs!
Jul 29, 2007
As easy to handle as drinking lemonade under a shady tree.
Jul 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.
Jul 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.
Jun 23, 2007
...ultimately just not able to live up to its inexplicable reputation as a minor cult classic.
Jun 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.
May 14, 2007
you don't mind the lack of structure, especially since it's delivered by a good-natured and good-humored young cast
Jun 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).
Oct 9, 2005
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Mar 25, 2005
It's a classic, but not as good as you might remember.