• 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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MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

[T]his is one of those crying-on-the-inside comedies, and Cillian Murphy's sublime performance as Patrick is as touching as it is funny...

Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher

January 11, 2006
Eric D. Snider

It does one of the best things a movie can do: It makes you feel good.

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: A-

January 11, 2006

The movie tries to be upbeat and find humorous ways to look at some very serious subject matter, but the fairy tale quality gets literally blown away.

Full Review Source: TheMovieChicks.com | Original Score: 2.5/5

January 9, 2006
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

The whimsy is so forced, a half-dozen Mitzi Gaynor references occur during the first 15 minutes.

| Original Score: 2/4

January 9, 2006
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

There's so much good stuff in here you'll wish it all fit together somehow.

January 9, 2006
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

A charming, winsome slice of Seventies pop kitsch.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 3/5

January 8, 2006
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

While there are moments that are quite amusing, by the end of the movie you're apt to be wondering why this was a story that needed to be told.

Full Review Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette | Original Score: 2/4

January 7, 2006
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

... a colorful, poppy paean to a bitter time through the eyes of an incurable innocent.

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: B

January 7, 2006
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News

If anyone's qualified to make a movie about a transvestite who gets mixed up with the IRA, it's Neil Jordan.

January 6, 2006
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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The film is downright aggravating.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 2/5

January 6, 2006
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star

There's a thin line between innocence and willful ignorance. Breakfast on Pluto stomps all over it.

Full Review Source: Kansas City Star | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 6, 2006
Tom Long
Detroit News
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Breakfast on Pluto may seem a fairy tale at times (no pun intended), but this Kitten has claws.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: A-

January 6, 2006
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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Like Kitten and everything else about Breakfast on Pluto, it's altogether too overstated and obvious, but at least it doesn't pretend to have any significance whatsoever.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 2/4

January 6, 2006
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Breakfast on Pluto has its tongue lodged so firmly in its cheek that it nearly chokes on it.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 2/4

January 6, 2006
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer

Breakfast on Pluto, like its cross-dressing heroine, is appealing yet irritating, fun company at times but just as often a bore, occasionally quite touching yet frequently fey and self-indulgent.

Full Review Source: Charlotte Observer | Original Score: 2/4

January 6, 2006
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

Whimsical to a fault.

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 2/4

January 6, 2006
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

Too shy to reveal anything meaningful.

Full Review Source: Las Vegas Weekly | Original Score: 2.5/5

January 5, 2006
Paul Doro
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The result is immensely enjoyable from start to finish.

| Original Score: 3/4

January 5, 2006
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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[Jordan] successfully grafts two Irish literary modes, snappy social satire and gloomy dirge.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

January 5, 2006
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Perhaps too audacious for some and too coy for others, Breakfast on Pluto is one of those mercurial movies where you really have no idea where it'll take you next. Like its star, it's smart, mischievous and fearless.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: B+

January 1, 2006
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