One of Brad Bird’s and Pixar’s best films — and that’s saying something in both cases. The story of an unlikely chef with a great gift being the literal symbol of filth is mined for all its potent power, and the payoff of Anton Ego embracing the titular dish is one of my favorite moments in any movie. It has all the sense of danger and visual power to not let you forget that you’re in the perspective of a street-roaming pest. Masterpiece.
- Review Project: 2009 Top 100
Masterpiece: Tour De Good (8/8)
Note: This capsule review was originally published elsewhere. If I watch this movie again, I might expand this to a full-length review.