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Behold the film critic brave enough to bludgeon a Pixar film like a pinata! Worldwide box-office receipts ($615 million) and universal critical praise (96 on Metacritic) don't matter when you write for an alt-weekly newspaper, as does a defiant Jason Ferguson of the Orlando Weekly:
"Perhaps if the too-simple story foodie rat sneaks his way into a Paris kitchen and winds up cooking there had anything beyond that wearying gag to offer, adults might be willing to tolerate it. Sadly, though, beyond the stunning animation (they finally got hair right!), theres little to recommend besides the fact that its a touch better than 'Shrek the Third.' "