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Metascore

Based on 24 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
80
Very likely the most fun your family will have this month.
75
A surprisingly savory treat, though it doesn't bear much resemblance to the charming classic children's book on which it's based.
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.
75
Miami Herald
A joyful romp, devoid of the tiresome pop-culture references.
75
It's all good, goofy fun.
75
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
The film combines a pinch of morality with a healthy dose of humor to produce a movie that's entertaining for everyone.
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.
70
The Hollywood Reporter
The splashy animation is well-executed but again a bit monotonous for a full-length feature.
67
Goes down easy enough at first. But even at a svelte 81 minutes, this meal drags on too long.
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.
63
Fairly inventive and exceedingly manic.
25
A dead-serious piece of activist filmmaking.

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