Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24

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Critic Reviews

  1. The sights are ingenious, impressively rendered in 3-D, and the sounds – including cheeky voice work by Mr. T, Neil Patrick Harris, and Benjamin Bratt – are a blast.
  2. 63
    It’s not especially filling, but it leaves a pleasant aftertaste.
  3. 63
    There is clear definition between closer and further elements. I've seen a lot of 3-D recently, and in terms of technical quality, this is the best.
  4. Fairly inventive and exceedingly manic.
  5. Goes down easy enough at first. But even at a svelte 81 minutes, this meal drags on too long.
  6. 80
    Wise and respectful of its audience, "Cloudy" thus never stops the fun.
  7. 80
    Cloudy is smart, insightful on a host of relationship dynamics, and filled with fast-paced action.
  8. 70
    The movie's humor targets both kids and grown-ups with equal success, but, even with the presence of a mustache-fixated monkey, the main attraction here is the movie's vibrant 3-D animation and its perfect storm of foodie-friendly sight gags.
  9. 75
    A joyful romp, devoid of the tiresome pop-culture references.
  10. Very likely the most fun your family will have this month.
  11. Reviewed by: Bob Mondello
    75
    Ends with a big action sequence, turning into Raiders of the Lost Arby's when you wish it would serve up something less conventional. But by that time, the filmmakers have also served up a little food for thought, along with a lot of laughs.
  12. The film combines a pinch of morality with a healthy dose of humor to produce a movie that's entertaining for everyone.
  13. 75
    It’s a brisk, bright, winning effort, even though it already looks sadly out of touch with the times.
  14. The splashy animation is well-executed but again a bit monotonous for a full-length feature.
  15. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    75
    A surprisingly savory treat, though it doesn't bear much resemblance to the charming classic children's book on which it's based.
  16. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    70
    Eye-popping and mouth-watering in one, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs spins a 30-page children's book into a 90-minute all-you-can-laugh buffet.
  17. 80
    Any moviegoers possessed of funny bones will laugh their fool heads off at Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 211 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 69
  2. Negative: 5 out of 69
  1. Sep 28, 2011
    8
    "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" doesn't take itself too seriously, but childishly. But the film uses it with pure love and joy, which"Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" doesn't take itself too seriously, but childishly. But the film uses it with pure love and joy, which makes it hilarious and entertaining. Full Review »
  2. Matheww.
    Feb 12, 2010
    10
    Aged 15 it was not aimed at me but this film is ultimately watchable at a very very high level.
  3. DarenN.
    Mar 28, 2010
    9
    An intelligent, artfully presented film which offers a strong, developed plot and an amazing amount of hilarity and and creative thought. An intelligent, artfully presented film which offers a strong, developed plot and an amazing amount of hilarity and and creative thought. HIGHLY recommended. Full Review »