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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 beneath Gusteau's elegant restaurant. Soon Remy teams up with a young chef with little… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 96%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Kids are gonna gobble Ratatouille up; adults will relish its wit, and everyone will want to go out to eat after."
‑ Bob Mondello, NPR.org
"Ratatouille is a veritable feast for the eye and the ear. Don't miss it."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"Ratatouille seems more charming in concept than in execution. Bogged down by too many climaxes, it's a little overcooked."
‑ Ben Kenigsberg, Time Out Chicago
"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."
‑ Mike Goodridge, Screen International
"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."
‑ Nick Rogers, Suite101.com
"Ratatouille is a film made for snobs that may still repel them."
‑ Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York
"In Ratatouille, the level of moment-by-moment craftsmanship is a wonder."
‑ David Denby, New Yorker
"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."
‑ Karen Krizanovich, Radio Times
"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."
‑ David Keyes, Cinemaphile.org
"It's a mélange of top notch production quality, great performances, amazing animation, and a universal story of friendship."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"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."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"I think Brad Bird is working on another level than most animated writer/directors."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Thankfully, Ratatouille never relies on pop-culture references or crass satire to get laughs. It creates comedy on its own terms."
‑ Jeff Meyers, Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
"Up there with Finding Nemo and Monsters Inc. as one of Pixar's best creature features."
‑ Ali Gray, TheShiznit.co.uk
"To borrow a line from the film, which includes an insightful look at the art of criticism: my compliments to the chef."
‑ Brett Michel, Boston Phoenix
More reviews for Ratatouille on Rotten Tomatoes

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