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80
Village Voice
The Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs franchise takes its comic cues from The Muppets and Pee Wee's Playhouse, kids' shows that ripen as their audience matures.
71
Film.com
The sequel quadruples the recipe, with gags on top of gags on top of gags in a way only animation could achieve. Like a foodie “Jurassic Park” conjured up by Tex Avery, “Cloudy 2″ is a sight to behold … as long as your brain hasn’t turned to mush by the halfway point.
70
It might not possess the robust charm of its 2009 predecessor, but Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 nevertheless gets an amusing boost from a genetically modified, marauding menagerie of Tacodiles, Watermelophants, Sasquashes and assorted other "Foodimals" that have overtaken the once-tranquil island of Swallow Falls.
70
What Erica Rivinoja, John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein’s script lacks in lingering nutritional value, it compensates for with amusing food puns. If nothing else, the pic’s zany tone and manic pace are good for a quick-hit sugar high.
70
The Dissolve
The film retains much of what worked about the first film, and it brings a similarly smart, patient, visually striking approach to the gags.
60
It aims to entertain, to offer a few tame chuckles for parents and children to enjoy in a purely Saturday-morning way. And it accomplishes that.
50
What a pity, then, that almost no imagination has been expended on the narrative.
50
Slant Magazine
This sequel strenuously works to form a total inversion of the first movie's relationship with food.
50
Boston Globe
It’s another brightly rendered effort, but, as the title indicates, a lot of the real creativity seems to have been used up the first time around.
40
For both kids and adults, CWCM2 is little more than a vague memory as soon as it’s over.

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