Come for the film, stay for the urban-mural visuals, leave vaguely satisfied.
| Original Score: 6/10
An animated film with the cozy charm of an advertisement for Starbucks French Roast, A Cat in Paris is all design and no danger.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
A Cat in Paris is easy enough on the eyes yet never quite justifies feature-length status.
| Original Score: 1/5
It's difficult to imagine the audience for this pretty but hollow film.
| Original Score: 2/5
[W]hy does this children's book of a film morph, after a delightful, beautifully observed, feline-biographical opening, into a gangster crime story? It's weird, is what it is.
A very under-developed French animated thriller that fails to engage our emotions.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Unoriginal and mired in bad jokes.
Seems slight and unremarkable...
| Original Score: 2/4
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.
| Original Score: C
Its imaginative artistry - and brevity - keep you from dwelling on the shortcomings of its story-telling.
It's a fun and exciting film that both kids and adults can enjoy.
| Original Score: 3/4
A Cat in Paris, France's recent Oscar-nominated animated feature, suffuses its story of gangsters and thieves with a playfulness as nimble as the feline after which it's named.
| Original Score: 8.3/10
A Cat in Paris does feel a little lightweight - and, at 70 minutes, a little short - to venture unaccompanied into commercial cinemas. Still, a pleasant little trifle.
| Original Score: 3/5
Twentysomething caped-crusader fans may get a warmer buzz of nostalgia here than they will at The Dark Knight Rises.
[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.
It's so wonderfully fun that I'm now hoping it wins the award come Oscar night.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Where do cats go at night? Animated Cat delightfully answers that eternal question for young and older audiences [in] a city of shadows enveloped in noir sounds of jazz.
| Original Score: 8/10
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.
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.