A Cat in Paris Reviews

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Witney Seibold
August 25, 2012
Come for the film, stay for the urban-mural visuals, leave vaguely satisfied.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Joseph Jon Lanthier
Slant Magazine
May 28, 2012
An animated film with the cozy charm of an advertisement for Starbucks French Roast, A Cat in Paris is all design and no danger.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jordan Mintzer
January 3, 2011
A Cat in Paris is easy enough on the eyes yet never quite justifies feature-length status.
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
May 31, 2012
Doesn't enchant.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Derek Adams
Time Out
April 3, 2012
It's difficult to imagine the audience for this pretty but hollow film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
April 5, 2012
[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.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
June 1, 2012
A very under-developed French animated thriller that fails to engage our emotions.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
May 29, 2012
Unoriginal and mired in bad jokes.
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
June 1, 2012
Seems slight and unremarkable...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine
June 2, 2012
Its imaginative artistry - and brevity - keep you from dwelling on the shortcomings of its story-telling.
Jeff Beck
September 14, 2012
It's a fun and exciting film that both kids and adults can enjoy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
N. K. Carter
Paste Magazine
March 30, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.3/10
Donald Clarke
Irish Times
April 5, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
January 25, 2012
It's so wonderfully fun that I'm now hoping it wins the award come Oscar night.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Nora Lee Mandel
June 2, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Mike Scott
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
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
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