Full Movie Reviews
Lee - wrote on 01/21/2013
Although trying to sit thorugh this twice already and not making it, let's just say three times a charm? Finally sat down and watched this with my kids start to finish and it wasn't too bad of a family film expecially for those who love the art of cooking. With the backdrop being in gay ole Paris France, no we don't get the beauty part of the scenic area, we get instead the grunge of the sewers as our main hero in this story is none other then a city rat named Remy who has been born with the gift of cooking fine cuisine.
The only problem with him living out his tiny dream is no one in Paris or anywhere else on the globe are ready to accept a nasty street rat into their kitchens. Upon stumbling upon the best in restaurants that Paris has to offer in the form of Gusteau's Remy sneaks …
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 11/21/2011
A gifted rat named Remy stumbles accidentally to Alfredo Linguini, the son of his inspiration Auguste Gusteau. Remy dreams of becoming a chef and Linguini becomes popular of his little friends talents. The score is very noteworthy and the CG just stunning especially in the sewer scene where Remy got separated and the details of food in the restaurant's kitchen. The only thing I noticed was how the movie didn't delve into how Colette really "liked" Linguini, how pulling ones hair can control him and the lack of humor compared to other Pixar gems. Screenplay was good: Anton Ego - "The world is often unkind to new talents, new creations. The new needs friends." Lingini - "I need this job, I've been in so many." An Academy Award winner for Best animated feature has themes of family, …
The M.O.W. - wrote on 08/03/2008
"Remy" (voiced by Patton Oswalt) is not your typical rat living in France. He literally has the nose of a great chef. He is able to determine what is in a dish, and is able to tell that a dish needs something to improve it just by the scent.
His family doesn't understand because, let's face it, they're rats. He gets inspiration from a popular human chef (voiced by Brad Garrett) who believes that anybody can cook. and looks for a way to show off his talent.
He finds a garbage boy (voiced by Lou Romano), and uses his hands (by literally controlling the human's arms by pulling his hair as if they were connected) to create his creations that brings "Gusteau", the restaurant named after and once owned by the late master chef the rat idolizes, back to the popularity it once had. …
Arek - wrote on 07/02/2008
I'm going to go out on a limb here, but I believe this is one of the finest animated movies ever produced in America. That being said, Ratatouille is at best an above-average children's movie. The real genius of Brad Bird is the way that he subtly introduces adult themes into movies that pretend to be oriented toward children. This is clearly more evident in some movies (like the Iron Giant), than in others (like the Incredibles). Throughout Ratatouille you will also find a vast array of humor that only adults will appreciate. Even the basic premise of the story - fine dining - is something I would wager the average child in America knows very little about (nor wants to).
There are several themes to Ratatouille. As in the Incredibles, Bird once again emphasizes a rejection of …
TheWolf - wrote on 04/03/2008
Holding true to Disney tradition Ratatouille is one of those films that will stick with you if it is one that you grew up watching. Personally I found the movie to be a great Disney film as well as another perfect example of why Pixar is the best in the 3D animation world.
I like the challenges that Pixar has taken on in this film, while my perspective here is more as an animator than as a movie goer, I know what kind of challenges needed to be overcome to make the film work. What many people don't realize is that of all of the different technical components to create a good 3D film there are a number of things that many companies will stray from because the application and function is just too difficult. 2 of the most difficult things to work with in 3D are hair and fur.
This is why …
Franz Patrick - wrote on 12/24/2007
Pixar's best since "Finding Nemo," no doubt about it. "The Incredibles" was pretty good but "Cars" was kind of a mess. I love that this film made rats look irresistably cute--I never thought that was possible. I couldn't have picked a better setting than Paris and the sewers for rats to roam around in. Although the animation here is top-notch, it's more human than any live-action films I've seen in a while. Among the Pixar films, this is a stand-out for me because it had a "timeless" look to it. It's the kind of film I'll remember forever and recommend to future generations (like "Finding Nemo"). I cannot praise this film enough because I savoured every second of it. All characters, even the antagonists, you end up loving for who they are. It's rare to find that in an hour and fifty …
Film Craver - wrote on 09/08/2007
This is a great movie! It's got something that's harder and harder to find in movies today and still be original: Heart. You can call it many things, "heartwarming", "uplifting", "filled with positive values" . It all means the same thing: "Great Flick".
Originality: 10 (Come on, this is one of a kind!)
Comedy: 7 (Funny, not hilarious, well 2 parts were hilarious)
Lack of "evil influence": 10 (This is huge for me and my fam)
Heart: 10 (I'm not gonna lie, I cried a little bit)
Animation: Only a 6... Some of the character's were "annoyingly" animated, if you follow... that bugs me.
Genius: 8 The scene involving the "title dish" is pure genius... If I said more I'd spoil it.
When it was over, I felt so strongly the urge to applaud, but restrained myself.. But then I faintly …
Adam Love - wrote on 07/09/2007
I have a hard time with Pixar films sometimes. It's difficult to remember I am watching a film made for the kids that I don't have and therefore didn't bring with me... I also feel the need to bring a date with me or wait for video because... and stay with me here...
Me + Ratatouille = pedophile
Me + Another Dude + Ratatouille = 2 pedophiles
Me + Date = Poor sap who's girl wanted to see the new Pixar flick. Benefit of the doubt goes to me. >>> (Winner)