• 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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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
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
Jonathan Kiefer
Sacramento News & Review

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 3/5

May 12, 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

Empire Magazine

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

April 1, 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
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
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
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

A charming, winsome slice of Seventies pop kitsch.

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

January 8, 2006
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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April 25, 2007
Stuart Klawans
The Nation
November 11, 2006
Andrew O'Hehir
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October 7, 2006

Sydney Morning Herald
August 11, 2006

Baltimore Sun
January 14, 2006
Peter Bradshaw
January 14, 2006
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
January 13, 2006

Time Out
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January 12, 2006

Arizona Republic
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January 7, 2006

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Boston Phoenix
December 24, 2005

AV Club
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December 6, 2005

Ebert & Roeper
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