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Ratatouille

Ratatouille (2007)

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96

Average Rating: 8.4/10
Reviews Counted: 222
Fresh: 213 | Rotten: 9

Pixar succeeds again with Ratatouille, a stunningly animated film with fast pacing, memorable characters, and overall good humor.

96

Average Rating: 8.3/10
Critic Reviews: 48
Fresh: 46 | Rotten: 2

Pixar succeeds again with Ratatouille, a stunningly animated film with fast pacing, memorable characters, and overall good humor.

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Movie Info

A scrawny rat named Remy (voice of Patton Oswalt) finds his dreams of culinary superstardom stirring up sizable controversy in the kitchen of a fine French restaurant in director Brad Bird's madcap computer-animated comedy. It's hard being a rat with culinary aspirations, but Remy is convinced he has what it takes to break the stereotypes and follow in the footsteps of star chef Auguste Gusteau (voice of Brad Garrett). As fate would have it, Remy is currently situated in the sewers directly

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Animation, Kids & Family, Comedy

Brad Bird

Nov 6, 2007

$206.4M

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All Critics (222) | Top Critics (48) | Fresh (213) | Rotten (9) | DVD (39)

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

October 18, 2008 Full Review Source: NPR.org
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Ratatouille is a film made for snobs that may still repel them.

January 18, 2008 Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Comments (18)
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A lot of animated movies have inspired sequels, notably Shrek, but Brad Bird's Ratatouille is the first one that made me positively desire one.

August 31, 2007 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Comments (14)
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Ratatouille is a veritable feast for the eye and the ear. Don't miss it.

July 18, 2007 Full Review Source: New York Observer | Comment (1)
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In Ratatouille, the level of moment-by-moment craftsmanship is a wonder.

July 16, 2007 Full Review Source: New Yorker
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I think Brad Bird is working on another level than most animated writer/directors.

July 6, 2007 | Comments (2)
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Ratatouille seems more charming in concept than in execution. Bogged down by too many climaxes, it's a little overcooked.

August 4, 2013 Full Review Source: Time Out Chicago
Time Out Chicago

Working with a tight, well-judged script and sensational animation that makes you want to go home and cook -- as well as be nicer to rodents -- director Brad Bird delivered the best family comedy of that year.

August 4, 2013 Full Review Source: Radio Times
Radio Times

Thankfully, Ratatouille never relies on pop-culture references or crass satire to get laughs. It creates comedy on its own terms.

August 4, 2013 Full Review Source: Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

The Academy might as well hand over the animated feature Oscar to Brad Bird right now, since it is hard to imagine any other film coming close to his glorious new film Ratatouille in this or any year.

August 4, 2013 Full Review Source: Screen International
Screen International

Ratatouille follows the pattern of dazzling entertainment set long before by the first Toy Story picture, but elevates it to something more resounding than just a routine cartoon adventure with colorful characters or sight gags.

July 24, 2013 Full Review Source: Cinemaphile.org
Cinemaphile.org

Up there with Finding Nemo and Monsters Inc. as one of Pixar's best creature features.

November 3, 2012 Full Review Source: TheShiznit.co.uk
TheShiznit.co.uk

As classically as "Babe," "Ratatouille" turns animal-kingdom expectations on their ear for a unique, generous and gleeful gastronomic masterpiece that knows it's not much fun to look out, or cook, only for yourself.

September 17, 2010 Full Review Source: Suite101.com
Suite101.com

It's a mélange of top notch production quality, great performances, amazing animation, and a universal story of friendship.

July 6, 2010 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

To borrow a line from the film, which includes an insightful look at the art of criticism: my compliments to the chef.

July 6, 2010 Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix
Boston Phoenix

Genuine enchantment

August 27, 2009 Full Review Source: CinePassion | Comments (3)
CinePassion

Ratatouille lacks the nutritional value of a truly satisfying meal. Only near the end does it serve up something meatier.

March 10, 2009 Full Review Source: Cinefantastique
Cinefantastique

When is a rat a lark? When he's created by Brad Bird. Brad Bird, the animation maestro from Pixar, invents a spunky, gourmet rodent in the lively, spicy romp Ratatouille.

February 2, 2009 Full Review Source: Fayetteville Free Weekly
Fayetteville Free Weekly

A long run time (110 minutes) plus sly humor might make for restless kiddos. But take them anyway. Pixar is brain power.

October 18, 2008 Full Review Source: Bullz-Eye.com
Bullz-Eye.com

Ratatouille can expect to rake in the accolades.

August 26, 2008 Full Review Source: ReelzChannel.com

Journey to the Center of the Broth

May 10, 2008 Full Review Source: Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)

Most of the discussions of food come off like an animated Frasier episode, which shouldn't have broad enough appeal.

March 3, 2008 Full Review Source: The Scorecard Review | Comments (2)
The Scorecard Review

Ratatouille is a delicious, delightful stew of a film, a classical fairy tale told with the language of 21st-century technology

February 28, 2008 Full Review Source: Colorado Springs Gazette
Colorado Springs Gazette

One of the few Pixar films which, for me, seemed more geared toward just kids, as opposed to their usual balance of kid/adult themes.

February 22, 2008 Full Review Source: JoBlo's Movie Emporium | Comments (12)
JoBlo's Movie Emporium

One might have wished for a hero type more acceptable in terms of food preparation. Otherwise, delicious.

January 23, 2008 Full Review Source: Cinema Signals | Comment (1)
Cinema Signals

Audience Reviews for Ratatouille

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.
February 16, 2008
brooklynspo

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
July 28, 2013
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer

The stakes are not as high in this film as they are in other Pixar movies, so despite the likable characters, it is hard to get that invested in the plot. Still, it is a good film by all standards.
March 22, 2013
Matthew Samuel Mirliani

Super Reviewer

    1. Gusteau: A chef makes. A thief takes.
    – Submitted by The Most Interesting T (10 months ago)
    1. Remy: What... Are you eating?
    2. Emile: I don't really know. I think it was some sort of... rapper once.
    – Submitted by Karthi K (21 months ago)
    1. Django: This is the way things are. You can't change nature.
    2. Remy: Change *is* nature, Dad. The part that *we* can influence. And it starts when we decide.
    – Submitted by Allan C (22 months ago)
    1. Remy: Change is nature, Dad. The part that we can influence. And it starts when we decide.
    – Submitted by Allan C (22 months ago)
    1. Remy: What... Are you eating?
    2. Emile: I don't really know. I think it was some sort of... rapper once.
    – Submitted by Cuthbert N (23 months ago)
    1. Colette: Keep your stations clear or I will kill you!
    – Submitted by Claudia S (2 years ago)
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