A Cat in Paris Reviews

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Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm
September 21, 2013

...has a delightfully idiosyncratic animated aesthetic - it's like an intermingling of Art Deco and Cubism - but the story is all odd angles

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
July 11, 2013

In this chase film, children's love of pursuit, of running and jumping and hiding and seeking, transforms the City of Lights into a playground where even a mother bounds along car roofs to reach her daughter. The story, though, lags behind the animation.

Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
October 13, 2012

This French import is a welcome (read: hand-drawn as opposed to CGI) movie that packs a lot of punch in its hour-long running time.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
September 14, 2012

It's a fun and exciting film that both kids and adults can enjoy.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic
August 30, 2012

A Cat in Paris is thrilling, and a thrilling example of traditional ink and paint cartooning.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Witney Seibold
CraveOnline
August 25, 2012

Come for the film, stay for the urban-mural visuals, leave vaguely satisfied.

Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
A.A. Dowd
Time Out Chicago
July 27, 2012

Twentysomething caped-crusader fans may get a warmer buzz of nostalgia here than they will at The Dark Knight Rises.

Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
July 26, 2012

While the fluid hand-drawn animation provides a pleasant stylistic alternative to the predominance of 3D computer animation in the marketplace, the story leaves a lot to be desired.

Full Review | Original Score: C
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic
July 26, 2012

[It] glories in striking silhouettes, a slinky '50s beat, a bright storybook palette and an entrancing brand of make-believe that grown-ups can believe in.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John Anderson
Newsday
Top Critic
July 13, 2012

An animated delight, and certainly not just for kids.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
July 10, 2012

Animated thriller's action makes it best for older kids.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
July 6, 2012

Imagine Disney's The Rescuers had it been directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and you're zeroing in on the tone of this Oscar-nominated charmer.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
Top Critic
July 5, 2012

"A Cat in Paris" has a jazzy, relaxed beauty; it's old-school, hand-drawn animation, and you sense the fun the artists were having.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
James Verniere
Boston Herald
June 29, 2012

If you're an animation buff or a lover of Paris, you won't be disappointed.

Full Review | Original Score: A min us
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
Top Critic
June 29, 2012

At a little over an hour, it's a slight but visually charming adventure.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic
June 29, 2012

Like a cat nap, it gives us a brief, refreshing dream with little to remember.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mark Feeney
Boston Globe
Top Critic
June 28, 2012

"A Cat in Paris" has a low-key charm and pleasurably laconic visual style.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic
June 28, 2012

The graphic design and humor are whimsical, the color scheme deep and shadowy, and the perils facing Zoe and her police-inspector mom just shivery enough to give the story some spice.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
June 28, 2012

Although "A Cat in Paris" is new and was nominated for this year's animation Oscar, it already has the feel of a movie that will stand the test of time.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Gerald Peary
Boston Phoenix
June 28, 2012

A Cat in Paris falters in the middle with too much farcical plot involving a clumsy, murderous gang, but it finds itself with a neat climax amidst the gargoyles atop the Notre Dame cathedral.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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