Ratatouille

Critics Consensus

Fast-paced and stunningly animated, Ratatouille adds another delightfully entertaining entry -- and a rather unlikely hero -- to the Pixar canon.

96%

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Reviews Counted: 246

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Average Rating: 3.9/5

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In the hilarious new animated-adventure, Ratatouille, a rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great chef despite his family's wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession. When fate places Remy in the city of Paris, he finds himself ideally situated beneath a restaurant made famous by his culinary hero, Auguste Gusteau. Despite the apparent dangers of being an unwanted visitor in the kitchen at one of Paris' most exclusive restaurants, Remy forms an unlikely partnership with Linguini, the garbage boy, who inadvertently discovers Remy's amazing talents. They strike a deal, ultimately setting into motion a hilarious and exciting chain of extraordinary events that turns the culinary world of Paris upside down. Remy finds himself torn between following his dreams or returning forever to his previous existence as a rat. He learns the truth about friendship, family and having no choice but to be who he really is, a rat who wants to be a chef.

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Cast

Brad Garrett
as Gusteau
Ian Holm
as Skinner
Lou Romano
as Linguini
Peter O'Toole
as Anton Ego
Julius Callahan
as Lalo/Francois
James Remar
as Larousse
Teddy Newton
as Lawyer (Talon Labarthe)
Tony Fucile
as Pompidou/Health Inspector
Jake Steinfeld
as Git (Lab Rat)
Brad Bird
as Ambrister Minion
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Critic Reviews for Ratatouille

All Critics (246) | Top Critics (52)

  • Kids are gonna gobble Ratatouille up; adults will relish its wit, and everyone will want to go out to eat after.

    Oct 18, 2008 | Full Review…

    Bob Mondello

    NPR
    Top Critic
  • A comedy that relates realistically to life, fashioned not with dozens of hilarious jokes but with due regard for proper storytelling.

    Oct 12, 2007 | Rating: 4/5
  • I loved Ratatouille. I was even tempted to drop the odd bit of popcorn, like tipping the waiter after a particularly good meal.

    Oct 12, 2007 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

    Xan Brooks

    Guardian
    Top Critic
  • Anton Ego, the restaurant critic of The Grim Eater, is one of the greatest performances of Peter O'Toole's career.

    Oct 11, 2007 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • The animation is superb, the vocal work flawless, the script witty, the central conflict between family ties and the pursuit of excellence subtly handled.

    Oct 10, 2007 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

    Paul Arendt

    BBC.com
    Top Critic
  • Occasionally inspired, but mostly trivial and pointless.

    Oct 10, 2007 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Ratatouille

Ratatouille is another brilliant Pixar outing that features a great story, wonderful animation, a varied cast of talented actors that brings the character to life, and it has some terrific humor. Pixar are truly wonderful in making some memorable animated feature films that really resonate with the viewer. Ratatouille is yet another fine picture that is highly entertaining from start to finish, and it is a film that is a must see for fans of previous Pixar films. Animated features are always great to watch because; they have a unique to quality to them that makes them a truly memorable viewing experience. With Ratatouille, Pixar have taken a simple idea, and crafted a thoroughly entertaining film experience that stands out. From start to finish, the film is entertaining, fun, and memorable because, the simple nature of the story, mixed with wonderful animation and great voice acting, you have a film that is a feat of animation. I love Pixar films, and it's hard to pick a favorite, because every film the studio has made has really stood out, but if you're wondering, Ratatouille continues the tradition of the studio to release quality films, and are a studio that have only made one lacking picture. Here, we have a film that is beautifully made, tells a simple, yet thoroughly engaging story that is never dull, and always amusing. Ratatouille works well, and is a picture that is brilliantly directed and is a film that will appeal to viewers of all ages. This is a superb animated feature, one that is yet another fine addition to Pixar's outstanding catalogue of great movies. If you want a fun, entertaining animated film, Ratatouille is a solid and safe bet to watch, as it has all the key elements that have made Pixar's films something to behold.

Alex roy
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

Pixar's latest installment is a recipe of success. Ratatouille is bold and classy with the flare of European culture. Patton Oswalt's adventurous critter spices a flamboyant film with an interesting plot and dynamic delivery. 4/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer

This was a charming movie that was a great time for me and my daughter.

John Manard
John Manard

Super Reviewer

Didn't love it, but i do wish i had seee it in the theatre. some fun animation but i just didn't connect very strongly with Remy the Rat and the many storylines. Peter O'Toole is quite delicious as the heavy.

Bob Stinson
Bob Stinson

Super Reviewer

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