Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (2009)

Inspired by Ron and Judi Barrett's beloved children's book of the same name, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs follows inventor Flint Lockwood (voice of Bill Hader) and a brainy weathergirl (voice of Anna Faris) as they attempt to… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: September 18, 2009
DVD Release Date: January 5, 2010
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Critic Score: 87% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Quirky humor, plucky characters and solid slapstick make this family comedy a frenetically tasty time at the movies.

Cliff Doerksen
Chicago Reader

Determined to have their cake and eat it too, writer-directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller first invite us to revel in ice cream mountains and nacho cheese fountains, then clobber us with ham-handed nutritional moralism.

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Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail

No comedy should come bogged down with so many Important Life Lessons.

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Evan Williams
The Australian

There are many funny moments and some pleasing suspense towards the end, but as a cautionary tale about the dangers of overeating and obesity it's more likely to boost sales at the candy bar. That may be one good reason for watching it at home.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

So what could be better than an endless supply of jellybeans and ice cream? Only a multiplex permanently stocked with smart, sweetly silly family films like this one.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Food has never been funnier than it is in the spirited, animated family film Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs.

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Michael Dequina

Where else can you find the varied likes of Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, Bruce Campbell, and--yes--Mr. T together and all on their A game?

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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle

It takes an iron stomach to watch this stuff and not feel nauseated.

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Nancy Churnin
Dallas Morning News

But it's fun, it has some good messages and what kid won't enjoy seeing pancakes flatten a roof and an ice-cream blizzard that you can eat while you play in it? Especially when it's presented in colorful 3-D splendor?

James Plath
Movie Metropolis

The test for a decent family film is whether the kids want to watch it again, and both of mine were ready for a rerun the very next day.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Cute movie. As usual my daughter loved it and I just enjoyed the ride.
Greg S
A hapless inventor develops a machine that makes food rain from the sky, rejuvenating his hometown's formerly sardine-based economy; things predictably get… More
Alice Shen
A young, oddball inventor solves his ocean city's sardine surfeit by masterminding a machine that precipitates any kind of food, only to fall victim to… More
Stuart Brooks
has its moments, but not enough to make this stand out
familiar stranger
Met the expectation I had from it. Quite uninteresting, that is. Actual Rating: -5/5
KJ Proulx
"Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" is as clever as they come. As an aspiring scientist, Flint Lockwood creates a machine that converts water into… More