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Meatballs

  PG HD Closed Captioning

Ivan Reitman

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Plot Summary

Bill Murray is at his hilarious best in this classic comedy that’s “Animal House goes to summer camp” (Newsweek). Murray plays Tripper, the wisecracking, rule-bending head counselor at Camp North Star. Whether playing pranks on Camp North Star’s clueless director, wooing a female counselor, or scheming against the rich brats of a rival camp, Tripper delivers fun and mayhem in a laugh-filled summer his campers will remember forever!

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Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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75%
  • Reviews Counted: 32
  • Fresh: 24
  • Rotten: 8
  • Average Rating: 6.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: Through it all, Murray smiles and forges ahead, but his big riffs have been edited down to frantic bursts of mugging. – Frank Rich, TIME Magazine, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: It's difficult to come up with a more cliche situation for a summer pic than a summer camp, where all the characters and plot turns are readily imaginable. That makes director Ivan Reitman's accomplishment all the more noteworthy. – Variety Staff, Variety, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: A cheerful, if not particularly deft, summer-camp comedy. – Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Camp counsellor Tripper (Murray) is a John Belushi clone whose 'charisma' dominates the film's standard wackiness and sentimental story (of a kid who doesn't fit). – Derek Adams, Time Out, Aug 17, 2007

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Customer Reviews

IT JUST DOESN'T MATTER

An absolute fun fest. One of Bill Murray's most underrated movies. It is a complete shock to me how little people know of its existence. This is a very funny movie. Afterall it stars Bill Murray, and was co-written by Harold Ramis.

Great

This movie was awsome :)
I have not seen a pg movie like this before.

Bill Murray at his best

I love this movie. Funny and heartwarming. You can't go two minutes without laughing out loud. It is Bill Murray at his best.

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  • $7.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 1979

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