Ratatouille Reviews

  • Ratatouille has the Pixar technical magic without, somehow, the full Pixar flavor. It's Brad Bird's genial dessert, not so much incredible as merely sweetly edible.

    Owen Gleiberman — Entertainment Weekly

  • Displaying the usual meticulousness associated with the Pixar brand, Ratatouille is a nearly flawless piece of popular art.

    A.O. Scott — New York Times

  • I loved Ratatouille. I was even tempted to drop the odd bit of popcorn, like tipping the waiter after a particularly good meal.

    Xan Brooks — Guardian [UK]

  • Ratatouille is delicious fun sure to be savored by audiences of all ages for its sumptuous visuals, clever wit and irresistibly inspiring tale.

    Claudia Puig — USA Today

  • Ratatouille doesn't center on the over-familiar surfaces of contemporary life. It harks back to Disney's older era, when cartoons seemed part of a more elegant world with less edgy characters.

    Desson Thomson — Washington Post

  • The movie doesn't have to strain for liftoff the way Pixar's Cars did (that movie had a Volvo's boxiness). Ratatouille keeps inventing surprises.

    Wesley Morris — Boston Globe

  • The Pixar magic continues with Brad Bird's Ratatouille, a gorgeous, wonderfully inventive computer-animated comedy.

    Jack Mathews — New York Daily News

  • The characters are irresistible, the animation is astonishing and the film, a fantasy version of a foodie rhapsody, sustains a level of joyous invention that hasn't been seen in family entertainment since The Incredibles.

    Joe Morgenstern — Wall Street Journal

  • Pixar, the undisputed heavyweight champion of the animation world, retains the title with this winning tale.

    Stephen Becker — Dallas Morning News

  • Writer and director Brad Bird keeps Ratatouille moving without resorting to the cute animal jokes or pop-culture wisecracking that ruined so many other recent animated films.

    Michael Booth — Denver Post

  • Brad Bird wrote and directed Ratatouille and tops his previous work. Since his work includes The Iron Giant and The Incredibles, this puts him somewhere between Chuck Jones and Michelangelo.

    David Edelstein — New York Magazine

  • In Ratatouille, the level of moment-by-moment craftsmanship is a wonder.

    David Denby — New Yorker

  • 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

  • Ratatouille will make you wonder why animation needs to hide behind the mantle of 'it's for children, but grownups will like it, too.' This one's for Mom and Dad, and yep, the kids will like it, too.

    Miriam Di Nunzio — Chicago Sun-Times

  • The film may be animated, and largely taken up with rats, but its pulse is gratifyingly human. And you have never seen a computer-animated feature with this sort of visual panache and detail.

    Michael Phillips — Chicago Tribune

  • Brad Bird's second collaboration with Pixar is more ambitious and meditative than his Oscar-winning The Incredibles.

    Andrea Gronvall — Chicago Reader

  • With Ratatouille, Bird once again delivers not just a great, witty story, but dazzling visuals as well.

    Steven Rea — Philadelphia Inquirer

  • It's not just the computer animation that is vibrantly three-dimensional. It's also the well-rounded characters... I defy you to name another animated film so overflowing with superfluous beauty.

    Colin Covert — Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • Ratatouille has the technical genius, emotional core and storytelling audacity to lift it into the ranks of [the best] Pixar films, the creme de la creme of modern animation.

    Tom Long — Detroit News

  • Like the burbling soup that plays a key part in Ratatouille, the movie is a delectable blend of ingredients that tickles the palette and leaves you hungry for more.

    Bill Muller — Arizona Republic

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