• R, 2 hr. 9 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Neil Jordan
    In Theaters:
    Nov 16, 2005 Wide
    On DVD:
    Apr 18, 2006
  • Sony Pictures Classics


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Breakfast on Pluto Reviews

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Paul Chambers

Rambling romance about a man truely in love with himself. Cilian Murphy has great talent, but not in this loser directed by Neil Jordan. My advice to Murphy...speak up and stop mumbling.

Full Review Source: CNNRadio | Original Score: D

January 15, 2010
Fernando F. Croce

Celebratory subversion

Full Review Source: CinePassion

August 30, 2009
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

"Kitten" is one of the most admirable characters ever depicted on-screen.

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

April 29, 2009
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film

Murphy's turn as the irrepressible Kitten is simply mesmerising - outrageous, tender and full of the sort of deep pain that no amount of make-up can conceal.

Full Review Source: Eye for Film

July 2, 2007
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts

Another cross-dressing flick from Jordan, but this time with a wry sense of humour and whimsy, coupled with a fine soundtrack of UK bubblegum 70s tunes.

Full Review Source: Film Scouts | Original Score: B

June 21, 2007
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International

This is a long film that audiences will either love or dismiss.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

March 1, 2007
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

Roaring with real life, Breakfast on Pluto belongs in that treasured subgenre, the gender bending memoir ...Cillian Murphy gives a career high performance as Kitten, so silky, so tough, so completely real that it haunts us.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

August 10, 2006
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Moderately entertaining fare.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C+

July 22, 2006
James Plath

It may not have the epic scope and complexity of Forrest Gump, but Breakfast on Pluto a small gem.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

April 18, 2006
Staci Layne Wilson
Buzzine Magazine

Breakfast on Pluto is definitely one of the most unusual, compelling films I have seen in quite some time.

Full Review Source: Buzzine Magazine

April 14, 2006
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

As played by Murphy in what is an excellent performance, Kitten is sort of like a transvestite superhero--able to overcome impossible situations and look fabulous while doing it.

| Original Score: B

March 24, 2006
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

Breakfast on Pluto's novelistic feel can seem disjointed, but ultimately the structure frees the film to flit from one interesting encounter to another with a minimum of connecting material.

Full Review Source: Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema | Original Score: B

March 8, 2006
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

An amusing little romp, with all the substance of cotton candy.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: C+

February 13, 2006
Jimmy O
Film Snobs

Jordan plays the Crying Game again for this darly affecting epic.

Full Review Source: Film Snobs | Original Score: 3/5

January 30, 2006
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal

It's awfully hard to take the material seriously, even though the plotting seems to demand it.

Full Review Source: Reno Gazette-Journal | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 27, 2006
David N. Butterworth

Murphy models his frocks comfortably enough, but 'Pluto is draggy in other, disappointing ways.

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews | Original Score: 2/4

January 19, 2006
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Neil Jordan's Breakfast on Pluto bursts onto the screen ablaze with more color, more ideas, more nerve, more invention and more heart than just about anything imaginable.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 5/5

January 18, 2006
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)

An offbeat fairytale populated by colorful characters and spot-on performances.

Full Review Source: Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)

January 12, 2006
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

It could have easily been 15 minutes shorter. But you can understand why Jordan wanted to spend so much time with such a singular hero (heroine?) as Patrick.

Full Review Source: Capital Times (Madison, WI) | Original Score: 3/4

January 12, 2006
Matthew Turner

Enjoyable drama that's both darkly funny and emotionally engaging.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 4/5

January 12, 2006
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