Ratatouille (2007) – 9/10 Disney Pixar movie review

Cast / crew
Writer (Screenplay): Brad Bird
Director: Brad Bird
Producer: Brad Lewis
Writer (Original Story): Jan Pinkava
Writer (Original Story): Jim Capobianco
Writer (Original Story): Brad Bird
Patton Oswalt: Remy
Ian Holm: Skinner
Lou Romano: Linguini
Brian Dennehy: Django
Peter Sohn: Emile
Peter O’Toole: Anton Ego
Brad Garrett: Gusteau
Janeane Garofalo: Colette
Will Arnett: Horst
Brad Bird: Ambrister Minion
Co-Director: Jan Pinkava

Ratatouille (2007)

Remy is a rat with a refined and delicate sense of smell and though he is prized within the rat community as a rat poison detector he dreams of using his talents in a culinary capacity.


A wonderfully polished slice of animated goodness from Iron Giant director Brad Bird and Geri’s Game creator Jan Pinkava. Like most Pixar films to date, the feeling of quality is remarkably high (despite the central marionnette concept which doesn’t really work) but there is that last pinch of salt missing. This results in a feeling of calculatedness that just keeps an audience and their emotions at arms length. It may be the computer graphics medium itself that’s at fault. Though they are excellent pieces of work, I haven’t yet cried or even been moved emotionally at a Pixar film (this review was written before Up) and I don’t absolutely love any Pixar film (I still don’t). If they ever nail that, the result will be very special indeed.

This movie contains violence and mild sensuality.

Classified U by BBFC. Universal: Suitable for All.

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