"Kitten" is one of the most admirable characters ever depicted on-screen.
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.
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.
| Original Score: B
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.
| Original Score: 3/5
It may not have the epic scope and complexity of Forrest Gump, but Breakfast on Pluto a small gem.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Breakfast on Pluto is definitely one of the most unusual, compelling films I have seen in quite some time.
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
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.
An amusing little romp, with all the substance of cotton candy.
| Original Score: C+
Jordan plays the Crying Game again for this darly affecting epic.
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.
| Original Score: 5/5
An offbeat fairytale populated by colorful characters and spot-on performances.
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.
| Original Score: 3/4
Enjoyable drama that's both darkly funny and emotionally engaging.
| Original Score: 4/5
[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...
It does one of the best things a movie can do: It makes you feel good.
| Original Score: A-
A charming, winsome slice of Seventies pop kitsch.